The Richest Women in The World (2020): Top 25 List

The Richest Women in The World (2020): Top 25 List

Richest Women in the world

Who are the richest women in the world? 

These women control a lot of wealth due to various reasons. 

They are entrepreneurs and holds respective positions in the biggest companies of the world. 

We've made a huge list of these women alongside their respective net worths.

We used The Bloomberg Billionaire Index as the major source of this writing.

Note: The Bloomberg index contains net worths that fluctuates on regular basis. 

S/N Richest Women Net Worth 
Valerie Mars  $10.2 billion 
24Victoria Mars   $10.2 billion 
23Marijike Mars $10.2 billion 
22Pamela Mars Wright   $10.2 billion 
21Denise Coates  $10.8 billion
20Sara Mora de Larrae $11.7 billion
19Lu Zhongfang  $11.7 billion 
18Beate Heister $12.3  billion 
17Shu Ping
$13.5  billion 
16Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken  $13.5  billion 
15Zhou Qunfei $14.3  billion 
14Iris Fontbons $15.2 billion
13Wu Yajun $15.6  billion 
12Elaine Marshall $19  billion 
11Susanne Klatten$19.3  billion
10Zhong Huijuan $19.7 billion
09Gina Rinehart $21 billion 
08Yang Huiyan  $27.1  billion 
07Abigail Johnson  $29.1  billion  
06Laurene Powell $31.7  billion  
05Jacqueline Mars$41  billion  
04Julia Fleshed Koch$55.3  billion  
03Alice Walton $60.1  billion  
02Mackenzie Scott $60.1  billion 
01Francoise Bettencourt  Meyers $64.4  billion 

List of Richest Women in The World 

25) Valerie Mars Net Worth - $10.2 billion 

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Valerie Ann Mars is an American billionaire heiress and businesswoman. 

She is the daughter of late Forrest Mars Jr and a fourth generation member of the Mars family. 

Valerie inherited 8% stake of Mars Inc in 2016 which made her a billionaire. 

Her three sisters; Marijike Mars, Pamela Mars-Wright and Victoria B. Mars are also billionaires. 

She is a senior vice president and head of corporate development for Mars Inc. 

24) Victoria Mars Net Worth - $10.2 billion 

List of Richest Women - Victoria Mars
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Victoria is an American billionaire heiress and businesswoman.

She is a former chairman of Mars Inc and daughter of late Forrest Mars Jr. 

Since 2006, Victoria has served on the board of directors of Mars incorporated and appointed chairman in 2014.

Likewise her sisters Valerie, Marijike and Pamela she inherited 8% stake of Mars Inc. 

Victoria Mars is also a very charitable person donating to many nonprofit cause. 

23) Marijike Mars Net Worth - $10.2 billion 

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Along with her three sisters, Marijike earns a spot among the richest women in the world 2020.

She is an American billionaire heiress and businesswoman.

Marijike has the same 8% of Mars Inc with her three sisters and puts them all on equal net worths.

22) Pamela Mars Wright Net Worth - $10.2 billion 

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Pamela is an American businesswoman and billionaire heiress of Mars Incorporated. 

In 2016, she inherited 8% of Mars Inc that turned her into a billionaire. 

She was the chairman of the board of Mars Inc. Pamela is a supervisory board member of Dutch brewing company Heineken International. 

She works as the family's ambassador to the Mars Petcare division. 

21) Denise Coates Net Worth - $10.8 billion 

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The Billionaire businesswoman is on the list of most affluent woman in the world. 

Denise Coates is the founder and joint Chief executive of online gambling company Bet365.

She purchased the domain name and it was launched in 2001 as an online betting site. 

Coates is the highest paid chief executive of any UK company and also one of British wealthiest women. 

She has a foundation known as Denise Coates Foundation which is a registered charity under English law. 

20) Sara Mota de Larrea Net Worth - $11.7 billion 

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Sara Mota de Larrea is a Mexican businesswoman and entrepreneur. 

She controls 36% of Grupo Mexico which is the world's 7th largest copper producer. 

Sara is the widow of Jorge Larrae. Together with her son German, they own 51% of the company. 

The company's mining division has operations in the US, Mexico Peru and Spain. 

19) Lu Zhongfang Net Worth - $11.7 billion 

List of most affluent women - lu zhongfang
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Lu is one of the richest women in china.

She co-founded the Chinese training company Offcn with her son, Li YongXin. 

The company offers career training to more than 1 million teachers and public servants. 

It also services more than 3 million students each year. 

Lu Zhongfang is the largest shareholder of Offcn Education Technology with the company reporting a $1.3 billion revenue in 2019.

18) Beate Hester Net Worth - $12.3 billion 

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Beate Hester takes the 18th position on the wealthiest women in the world 2020.

She is one of the two children of Karl Albrecht, founder of Aldi with his brother Theo. 

Beate, her husband and their son all sit on the advisory board of Aldi. 

17) Shu Ping Net Worth - $13.5 billion 

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Shu Ping is one of the founders of Chinese hot pot chain Haidilao International Holdings. 

She is the wife of Zhang Yong who is the chairman of the Chinese hot pot chain company. 

Haidilao is the market leader for hot pot in China and has over 470 outlets in over 100 cities. 

She also has a stake in publicly traded Yihai International Holding, Haidilao supplier. 

16) Charlene de Carvalho-Heneiken Net Worth - $13.5 billion 

Richest women in the world 2020 - Charlene Heineken
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This woman is the wealthiest person in the Netherlands. Charlene is a Dutch-British billionaire businesswoman. 

She is the owner of a 25% controlling interest in the world's second largest brewer, Heineken International. 

She is also the Executive director of the brewing company. 

Charlene inherited £3 billion in 2002 after the death of her father which turned her into the richest person with Dutch citizenship. 

15) Zhou Qunfei Net Worth - $14.3 billion 

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Zhou Qunfei is a Chinese entrepreneur and has her name on the list of moneyed women on earth. 

She is the founder of Lens Technology that produces and sells touch panel cover glass, touch sensor modules and touch panel covers. 

The company supplies smartphone screen and has the likes of Nokia, Microsoft, LG and Samsung as customers. 

Lens Technology went public on the Shenzhen stock exchange in 2015 after 22 years of the company's establishment. 

14) Iris Fontbona Net Worth - $15.2 billion 

Rich women - Iris Fontbona
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Iris Fontbona is a Chilean billionaire and businesswoman. 

She acquired her wealth following the death of her husband, Androrico Luksic Abaroa in 2015 after cancer. 

Iris and her children control Antofagasta Plc which owns copper mines in chile and trades on the London Stock Exchange. 

They also own a majority stake in a publicly traded Chilean conglomerate Quinenco. 

13) Wu Yajun Net Worth - $15.6 billion 

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She is the world's richest selfmade woman. 

The Chinese billionaire is the co-founder, chairwoman and former CEO of Longfor Properties. 

Wu worked as a journalist and editor before moving into real estate in the 90's.

Later she started investing in Technology companies including Uber and Evernote.

The Beijing company operates in more than 60 cities under brands including paradise walk and Moco. 

12) Elaine Marshall Net Worth - $19 billion 

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The American billionaire heiress and her sons owns the 16% beneficial interest in Koch industries. 

These shares were formerly owned by her late husband E. Pierce Marshall. 

Elaine has been a member if the board of directors of Koch industries since the 2006 death of her husband. 

She is a director of Koch industries, the second largest closely held business in the US by revenue. 

11) Susanne Klatten Net Worth - $19.3 billion 

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Susanne Klatten is the daughter of Herbert and Johanna Quandt. 

She takes the 11th position on the list of richest women in the world. 

Klatten is also the richest woman in Germany. 

On her father's death she inherited his 50.1% stake in pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturer Altana. 

She is the majority stakeholder and sits on Altana's supervisory board and helped transformed it into a world-class corporation. 

10) Zhong Huijuan Net Worth - $19.7 billion 

Top 10 Richest Women - Zhong Huijuan
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Zhong Huijuan is the chairman of Hansoh Pharmaceuticals. 

The Chinese drugmaker produces oncology, psychoactive, antidiabetic and other drugs. 

She owns over three quarters of Hansoh Pharmaceutical with their daughter, Sun Yuan. 

The company went public in 2019 on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE). 

Her husband is Sun Piaoyang who is also a pharmaceutical billionaire and chairman of Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine. 

09) Gina Rinehart Net Worth - $21 billionaire 

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Gina Rinehart makes it to the top 10 richest women in the world list. An Australian mining magnate and heiress. 

She is the chairman of Hancock Prospecting, a privately owned mineral exploration and extraction company. 

She dropped out of University of Sydney to work with her father at Hancock Prospecting. 

Rinehart inherited 76.6% share in the company as the only child of her father, Lang Hancock. 

After his death in 1992, she succeeded him as the executive chairman. 

08) Yang Huiyan Net Worth - $27.1 billion 

World's wealthiest women - Yang Huiyan
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Yang Huiyan is the majority shareholder of Country Garden. 

The Cypriot-Chinese billionaire got 70% of Country Garden transferred to her by her father in 2007.

Her father Yang Guoqiang started the real estate company Country Garden in 1997.

She is the Vice Chairman of the board's governance committee and helped raised $410 million selling new shares in 2014.

07) Abigail Johnson Net Worth - $29.1 billion 

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Abigail Johnson is an American billionaire businesswoman taking the 7th position on the list of wealthiest women in the world. 

She is the president and Executive Officer of American investment firm, Fidelity Investments (FMR). 

Abigail is also the chairman of Fidelity International (FIL). 

She was named chairman and will remain CEO and president giving her full control of Fidelity. 

The company was founded by Edward Johnson II, her grandfather in 1946.

Johnson owns 24.5% stake of the firm. 

06) Laurene Powell Net Worth - $31.7 billion 

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She is the widow and heiress of Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc. 

Laurene is the founder of Emerson Collective. 

She is also the co-founder and president of the board of College Track which prepares disadvantaged high school students for college. 

After the death of Steve Jobs, she inherited the Steven P. Jobs Trust. 

She manages the Laurene Powell Jobs Trust. 

05) Jacqueline Mars Net Worth - $41 billion

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The American heiress and investor is the daughter of Audrey Ruth and Forrest Mars Jr. 

She is a heiress to the American candy company Mars Inc.

Mars sits on the board of directors for the Washington National Opera and National sporting Library and Fine Arts Museum. 

She is also a trustee of the US e
Equestrian team. 

04) Julia Flesher Koch Net Worth - $55.3 billion 

List if wealthy women - Julia Koch
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Julia Flesher Koch makes it to the top 5 richest women in the world section on this list. 

She is the wife of late billionaire industrialist David koch.

Her husband controlled a fortune estimated at $55.5 billion before his death in 2019.

David Koch also left at least $143 million worth of real estate in New York, Florida and other locations. 

Julia and her children inherited a 42% stake in Koch industries from her husband. 

03) Alice Walton Net Worth - $60.1 billion 

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Alice Walton is the only daughter of Sam Walton, founder of Walmart Inc. She is an heiress to the company. 

She opened the Crystal Bridges museum of American Art in her hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas. 

Alice focused more on curating arts unlike her brothers with much focus on this father's business. 

02) Mackenzie Scott Net Worth - $60.1 billion 

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Mackenzie is an American novelist, billionaire and venture philanthropist. 

She is the Ex-Wife of Amazon founder and richest man on Earth, Jeff Bezos.

They divorced in 2019 which made her one of the toppers on the list of most affluent women in the world. 

This was largely due to her $38 billion divorce settlement. 

She signed the Giving Pledge, committing to give at least half of her wealth to the charity. 

01) Francoise Bettencourt Meyers Net Worth - $64.4 billion 

Richest woman - Francoise Bettencourt Meyers
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The French billionaire heiress is the richest woman in the world. 

She is an author of Bible Commentaries and works on Jewish-Christian relations. 

Francoise is the only daughter and heiress of Liliane Bettencourt. Her family owns L'Oreal .

She donated $226 million to Notre Dame de Paris cathedral for repairs after a severe fire outbreak. 

Francoise Bettencourt and her family owns 33% of L'Oreal stock and has served on its board since 1997. 


We sincerely hope this writing on the richest women in the world was amazing and relevant to our readers. 

The list was met with women from different nationalities with the US and Asia taking better representation. 

While most are on this list due to inheritance of stakes, some are self-made billionaires.

Did we miss anything? Let us know and it will be kindly reviewed. 

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