Top 10 Richest Women in the world 2014

Some people claim we are now living in a man’s world. Nevertheless over 10 percent of the world’s billionaires are women with a total of 172. That total is up from 138 in 2013. The year’s wealthiest women come a wide array of heiresses, business owners as well as spouses who take part in the managing of the family business enterprise. There have been a total of 42 relatively new women be part of the positions of billionaire.

Find below The 10 Richest Women in the world for 2014.

10. Johanna Quandt – $12.8 billion

In 1960, the German born Mrs. Quandt got married to Herbert Quandt, the man who was attributed with saving up BMW from financial disaster. The two met when she taken a position with the corporate as a secretary and also personal assistant. Herbert passed away in 1982 and left his estimated 51% ownership in BMW to his spouse and two sons. Many years, Johanna was actively involved with the company before she retired in 1997. At present, she is the owner of a 16.7% stake in the German automaker.

9. Laurene Powell Jobs – $14 billion

Quite as a successful business woman in her own right, Jobs was the founder of a number of advocate institutions involved in education for disadvantaged students and also immigration reform. She is also 50-year-old widow of Steven Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc. Upon her husband’s passing away in 2011, she started to take control over her husband company, since renamed the Laurene Powell Jobs Trust. The trust right now holds a 7%-8% stake in The Walt Disney Corporation.

8. Anne Cox Chambers – $15.5 billion 

The 94-year-old business owner was born in 1919 to James M. Cox and Margaretta Parker Blair. James created the media empire also known as Cox Enterprises. The company is involved mainly in media industries. Chambers and her sister, Barbara Cox Anthony, have taken over the family business in 1980 once her sister passed away in 2007, she became the main owner of the privately held company. Chambers served as United States Ambassador to Belgium from 1977-1981 under Jimmy Carter.

7. Abigail Johnson – $17.3 billion

The American born Johnson is the President of the investment firm Fidelity Financial Services. The company was established by her grandfather, Edward C. Johnson II, while her father, Edward C. (Ned) Johnson III, is the company’s CEO. The business handles a great investment portfolio with $1.67 trillion in assets. Abigail graduated with an MBA from Harvard in 1988. She was also married in 1988 and has two children.

6. Susanne Klatten – $17.4 billion 
Klatten is the 51-year-old daughter of Johanna Quandt, #10 among the list of the world’s wealthiest women. Apart from her 12.5% stake in BMW, her father also left her a 50.1% stake in pharmaceutical as well as chemicals manufacturer Altana. Under her supervision, Altana grew to become a part of the German DAX list of 30 top companies. Lately, Klatten has purchased back nearly all of the great stocks of the company. She was married in 1990 and has three children.

5. Gina Rinehart – $17.7 billion 
This 60-year-old heiress in the wealthiest person in Australia. Almost all of her wealth was passed down from her father, Lang Hancock, who generated his triumph in the iron ore and coal industry in Australia. At present, Rinehart continues to making significant investments in the media industry with a 10% stake in Ten Network Holdings along with a 12% stake in Fairfax Media. Rinehard currently is divorced women with four children.

4. Jacqueline Badger Mars – $20 billion
She is a 74-year-old heiress to the gigantic candy manufacturer in the world, Mars, Incorporated. As being one of several candies manufactured at Mars, M&Ms standing as one of the very most popular candies in the world with more than 400 million candies getting produced daily. The business was started by her father Forrest Mars, Sr., and grandfather Frank C. Mars. She handed down the corporation with her two brothers once their father passed away in 1999. Ms. Mars is at present divorced with three children.

3. Alice Walton – $34.3 billion 
The 64-year-old heiress in one of two member of the family to make the top 10 richest women in the world. She inherited her prosperity from her father, Sam Walton, the founder of America’s leading retail outlet Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Alice acquired her business degrees in finance and have been quite a long time involved with businesses in the banking industry which includes Llama Company, an investment banking firm she founded. She is involved with the political arena as a substantial donor and seriously involved in philanthropy. Ms. Walton has never been married and has no children.

2. Liliane Bettencourt – $34.5 billion 
After getting on the list as the wealthiest woman in 2013, Bettencourt slips to number two this current year. The 91-year-old French born heiress were the main stakeholder in the French cosmetics giant L’Oréal in 1957 once her father passed away. She would later sell off a significant percentage of her stake in return for a three percent stake in Nestle, the chocolate manufacturer. She stopped from her place on the board of L’Oréal in 2012. She is a widow and also mother of one child.

1. Christy Walton – $36.7 billion 
As sister-in-law to Alice Walton, she inherited her portion of the Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. fortune when her husband, John Walton, passed away in 2005. She reclaimed her place as the richest woman in the world once her stake in the solar company First Solar significantly increased by 47% for the year. Walton pays so much of her precious time on philanthropic endeavors including the The San Diego Natural History Museum along with other educational associated charitable organizations. Mrs. Walton is the mother of one child.

In 2014, perhaps it will indeed still be a man’s world. In spite of this, the success of women like those stated on this review reveals that women continuously acquire substantial inroads into the corporate and business world. Although many might have inherited the richness, they have actually also been actively involved in operating their family’s business enterprise by sitting on the board of company directors or even just working in executive positions.

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