The 25 Wealthiest Women From Around The World
Powerful and wealthy women in this world are always assumed to have been born into or married into it. Even though some of these wealthy women did have the family name to help them, they are just as business savvy and brilliant as there parents. Here is 25 women from around the world who have all the money, power and respect that they deserve.
Aerin Lauder is one of the wealthiest women in the world! She is an American Heiress worth an estimated $2.2 Billion. Her grandparents, Estée Lauder and Joseph Lauder, were the co-founders of the cosmetic company Estée Lauder where she currently works as the Style and Image Director. She also has her own cosmetic, perfume, fashion, and furniture line called AERIN.
Anna Anissimova is a Russian Heiress worth approximately $2 Billion. Anna's father, Vasily Ansimov, is one of the wealthiest men in the world. He built his massive fortune in the metal trade in the mid to late 1900's. Anna moved to America and married a film producer, Peter Schafer, and has starred in several films including The Whistleblower, Father of Invention and The Trials of Cate McCall.
Anna Getty is the great granddaughter of J. Paul Getty, founder of the Getty Oil Company, who was once named the Richest Private Citizen Alive in the Guinness Book of World Records. Anna is the current holder of the Getty Fortune and is worth about $2.4 Billion. Anna is a former actress who left the big screen to become a yoga instructor and health guru. In her spare time she works with non-profit organizations such as “Healthy Child Healthy World,” and the “Environmental Media Association” to promote healthy living.
Amanda Hearst is an American Heiress, activist, socialite and fashion model. She is heir to the Hearst Corporation and is worth an estimated $8.7 Billion. Amanda has chosen to spend her fortune and her time working to raise awareness and help others. She founded an organization called Friends of Finn that is dedicated to putting an end to the inhumane mistreatment of Dogs in puppy mills. She also works with non-profit organizations such as the Riverkeeper's Junior Council of which she is the co-chair.
Allison Sarofim, daughter of Fayez Sarofim, has been named the heir to the Sarofim family fortune. She is worth an estimated $1.5 Billion. Allison is an actress and producer whose work can be seen in films such as “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe,” and "Lake City." Allison loves to get dressed up and is well known for throwing the most extravagant Halloween parties for the rich and famous.
As of 2015, Christy Walton is the richest woman in the world. She is worth over a whooping $22.5 billion. Christy, now widowed, was married to John Walton, son of Sam Walton -- the Sam Walton that founded Walmart. Forbes has also named Christy the 6th richest person in the United States, and 8th richest in the world. She has also been named highest female philanthropist in The Giving Index based on the percentage of wealth she gives.
Donatella Versace is worth over $200 million. Her name might be familar since she chief designer at Versace. In addition to being an Italian fashion designer, she is also the current vice president of the Versace Group and owns 20% of the business. In 2016 she won the Glamour Award for Fashion Designer of the Year. Donatella even has a song written for her by Lady Gaga on her Artpop album entitled, "Donatella."
Delphine Arnault is a French business woman worth an estimated $26 billion. She is Director and Executive Vice President of world-famous Louis Vuitton. When Delphine joined the board at LV she was the first woman and youngest person to do so. She is the oldest daughter to Bernard Arnault, the second richest person in France worth over $37 billion.
Elizabeth Holmes is a 32 year old business woman worth an estimated $4.5 billion. This wealthy American woman is both founder and CEO of Theranos. Theranos based in Palo Alto, California, provides medical laboratory testing and specializes in health technologies. Elizabeth holds over 84 patents, 18 of which are United States patents and has been listed as co-inventor on more than 100. However, Elizabeth's wealth is currently in question as a 2015 investigation into the technology claims made by her company resulted in a revaluation of her company. It's suggested that many of the claims were not backed by science and the actual worth of the company was dropped to $800 million thus eliminating almost all of her net worth.
Alannah Weston makes the list worth an estimated $7.9 billion. The Weston family, based in Canada, is well-known for doing business in the food and clothing industries. The family owns over 200 companies one of which is Loblaws, Canada's largest supermarket chain. Alannah, however, is the creative director and deputy chairman of Selfridges, a British department store chain. She is known for raising the image of the stores through events. So much so that it's been voted the ‘World’s Best Department Store’ by the International Association of Department stores, twice in the last three years.
Hind Hariri makes the list of 25 Wealthiest Women with a net worth estimated at $5.5 billion. At 32 years old Hind was once considered "one of the world's youngest billionaires." She is daughter to Rafic Hariri, a Lebanese business tycoon whom was once the Prime Minister of Lebanon. Hind graduated from the Lebanese American University in Beirut.
Iris Fontbona is a Chilean billionaire worth an estimated $11.7 billion. Iris inherited Antofagasta PLC, a conglomerate that mines copper. Iris, now a widow, was married to Andrónico Luksic Abaroa, known for being on the richest men in Chile and fourth richest in Latin America. She also holds majority shares in Quiñenco, another conglomerate which is involved in banking, beer, manufacturing, energy, transportation and port services.
A first look you might guess that Jocelyn Wildenstein has had some plastic surgery. In fact this billionaire socialite is well known for her frequent plastic surgeries, rumored to cost $4 million. Jocelyn is a New York City socialite worth an estimated $3.8 billion. Most of her money comes from her divorce with Alec Wildenstein, a world famous art dealer, where she settled for $2.5 billion and $100 million annually for 13 years. In addition to her plastic surgeries, she lives a rather extravagant lifestyle. She once reported annual food and wine expenses of $547,000!
Georgina Bloomberg makes the list worth an estimated $11.5 billion. You might recognize Georgina's last name since her father was former New York City Mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg. She is a professional equestrian sponsored by Ariat International. She specializes in show jumping.
Dylan Lauren, daughter of American fashion designer Ralph Lauren, is worth an estimated $4.7 billion. At 42 years old, Dylan is an entrepreneur famous for being owner and President of the "largest candy store in the world." Inspired by Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Dylan created Dylan's Candy Bar in 2001. Frequently visited by sweet-toothed celebrities, the New York City store carries over 7,000 candies from all around the world and has even been features in several movies & television shows.
Liliane Bettencourt is considered on the richest women in the world with an estimated worth of more than $40 billion. Liliane is a French businesswoman and socialite. She is a principal owner of L'Oreal, the world's largest cosmetic company. In 2015 Liliane was named the richest person in France. She is also the second richest woman in the world, just slightly behind Christy Walton.
Liesel Pritzker is an American heiress, former child actress and philanthropist worth approximately $2.7 Billion. She is an heiress to the Hyatt Hotels Fortune. Her family has been included in Forbes magazine's "America's Richest Families" list since the list began in 1982. You may recognize Liesel from her starring role alongside Harrison Ford in the film "Air Force One."
Josie Ho is an actress and singer from Hong Kong worth an estimated $7 billion. She began acting in 1994 with the film Victory and has continued since. In addition to films, she has also starred in several television shows. In 2009 she co-founded a film production company with her husband Conroy Chan. Josie is also daughter to Stanley Ho, a Macao casino tycoon.
Holly Branson is the beautiful 34 year old daughter of Sir Richard Branson, billionaire businessman and founder of Virgin Group. She is worth an estimated $3.8 Billion and is one of the wealthiest women in the world. Growing up, despite the obvious push to join the family business, Holly always wanted to be a doctor. She earned her medical degree in 2007 and worked in the neurology department of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital but eventually ended up going back to the family business. Holly is the Special Projects Manager at Virgin Management Limited and also sits on the Board of Virgin Unite.
Ivanka Trump is one of the wealthiest women in the world with an estimated net worth of $3 Billion. As you probably know, she is the daughter of Real Estate Developer and current Republican Nominee for the 2016 US Presidential Election, Donald Trump. She is an avid businesswoman and is currently the Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions at the Trump Organization. She is also a writer, formal model and judge on her father's reality TV show, The Apprentice.
Tamara Ecclestone is a well known British celebrity, model, television personality and socialite. She is also the daughter of billionaire Bernie Ecclestone, CEO of Formula One Group. Tamara starred in her own reality TV show called Tamara Ecclestone: Billion $$$ Girl in 2011 and posed for Playboy in 2013. Tamara is one of the wealthiest women in the world with a net worth of approximately $3.6 Billion.
Samantha Kluge was the lifestyle editor at Glamour & Cosmopolitan magazine in New York is worth an estimated $9.5 billion. She is daughter to John Werner Kluge, whom was considered one of the richest men in the United States at one point and was the chairman and president of the Metromedia Company. She recalls her father telling her that “...success is only a little talent and 99 percent persistence and to never give up." Samantha was once called the ‘Party Priestess' but has since swapped her party lifestyle for motherhood when her son Jack was born.
Marta Ortega-Perez is worth an estimated $24 billion. Marta is daughter to Spanish business magnate, Amancio Ortega whom founded Inditex. Inditex is a multinational clothing company, whose flagship store is Zara. It's suspected that Marta is being prepared to run her father's company. She's been learning about the business from ground up, including stocking selves and providing customer service. Marta is also an equestrian and is married to equestrian star Sergio Alvarez Moya.
Lydia Hearst is an American actress and fashion model worth $100 million. She is also heiress to the publishing fortune generated by her great-grandfather, William Randolph Hearst. Lydia was discovered by Steven Meisel when he photographed her for her first cover of Vogue. Since then she has done ads for companies such as MAC Cosmetics, DKNY, Prada, Sephora and Louis Vuitton, among many others.
Vanisha Mittal Bhatia
Vanisha Mittal Bhatia is worth an estimated $51 billion. Vanisha is daughter of Lakshmi Mittal, an Indian steel magnate. In 2004 her wedding to Amit Bhatia cost over $77.4 million and is considered one of the most expensive weddings of all time. Vanisha studied Business and South Asian studies. Forbes once listed her #1 in the listing of daughters of the world's richest individuals.