Top 20 Richest Women in the World 2012



blank 1x1 Top 20 Richest Women in the World 2012In this male dominated world, the Women of today are giving a tough competition to all the successful men in ever field, in terms of Talent, potentials and capability. We discussed in detail, the top 10 Richest people of the world, sharing their net worth and revealing their principles that brought them to such levels of success. It was not shocking for any of us that none of those top 10 Richest People of the world, any one was a woman. It’s interesting to share that while going through the statistics of the wealth of richest females, a continuous improvement has been seen without a decline in the overall wealth.

United Sates, being the most stable nation has the privilege to produce about 60% of the total Billionaires of the world. Here too, out of 20 richest Women, we have 7 from America, followed by 2 from Germany, 2 from China,2 from Sweden and the others, representing their nations individually.

Here is a list of 20 Richest Women of the World in 2012, with their latest net worth and a brief introduction.

1) Christy Walton

Net Worth:                                                                                                         $25.5 Billion

Country:                                                                                                          United States

blank 1x1 Top 20 Richest Women in the World 2012

As a heir of Wal-Mart Assets, This richest Lady of the world received about $200 Million as her share in the asset division of her husband’s wealth, after his death in a plane crash.

2) Liliane Bettencourt

Net worth                                                                                                             $24 Billion

Country                                                                                                                     France

blank 1x1 Top 20 Richest Women in the World 2012

It’s Europe. The heir of the L’Oreal fortune, Liliane is the second richest woman of the world. Recently in 2011, she transferred her wealth under the guardianship of her daughter, Francoise.

3)Alice Walton

Net worth                                                                                                          $23.5 Billion

Country                                                                                                           United States

blank 1x1 Top 20 Richest Women in the World 2012

This Lady, having her interest in art, opened a new crystal Bridges Museum in the town of Bentoville to promote American art,also sharing some collections of the Walton family.

4)Georgina Rinehart

Net worth                                                                                                          $18 Billion

Country                                                                                                           Australia

blank 1x1 Top 20 Richest Women in the World 2012

Georgina Rinhart has earned name, fame and wealth with her mining business, and recently the fortune got doubled with a deal, signed with South Korean steel, increasing the worth to $18 Billion.

5)Iris Fontbona

Net worth                                                                                                          $17.8 Billion

Country                                                                                                                     Chile

blank 1x1 Top 20 Richest Women in the World 2012

Iris Fontbona is one of the top 20 women according to the latest lists revealed. Her husband Andronico Luksic died in 2005 due to Cancer. She believes in sharing her wealth with the poor and suffering citizens and shared $3 Million to help Chileans for their disabilities.

6)Birgit Rausing

Net worth                                                                                                           $14 Billion

Country                                                                                                                Sweden

blank 1x1 Top 20 Richest Women in the World 2012

Like most of the richest women, she and her 3 children heir packaging giant Tetra Laval after her husband died. The packaging technology has made it possible to store beverages without refrigeration.

7)Jacqueline Mars

Net Worth                                                                                                          $13.8 Billion

Country                                                                                                           United States

blank 1x1 Top 20 Richest Women in the World 2012

It was a pleasure to know that the owner of my favorite candy is in the top 20 richest women of the world. Jacqueline Mars owns $31.6 Billion of the world’s largest selling candy company, the Mars Candy.

8)Susanne Klatten

Net worth                                                                                                             $13 Billion

Country                                                                                                                 Germany

blank 1x1 Top 20 Richest Women in the World 2012

She has inherited stake in BMW Auto company from her father Herbert Quandt (late).She has also inherited a chemical manufacturer company Atlanta 50%,and now she controls all of it. This asset lost its 20% value in the past 12 months.

9)Anne Cox Chambers

Net worth                                                                                                         $12.5 Billion

Country:                                                                                                         United States

blank 1x1 Top 20 Richest Women in the World 2012

Chambers is now 92 years old but chairs the board of Cox Enterprises that her father James Cox created after purchasing Dayton Evening News. Cox Enterprises now brings a income of $15 Billion a year.

10)Savitri Jindal

Net worth                                                                                                          $10.9 Billion

Country                                                                                                                        India

blank 1x1 Top 20 Richest Women in the World 2012

Her wealth dropped by one-fifth as her companies fall due to family firm, JSW was forced to cut down its production in steel in Karnataka, it was banned mining or iron production by the Supreme Court

11)Abigail Johnson

Net worth                                                                                                         $10.3 Billion

Country                                                                                                           United States

blank 1x1 Top 20 Richest Women in the World 2012

Johnson is one of the most influential personalities in the Fidelity investments, after the death of her father.

12)Johanna Quandt

Net worth                                                                                                             $10 Billion

Country                                                                                                                  Germany

blank 1x1 Top 20 Richest Women in the World 2012

The third wife of late Herbert Quandt, Johanna Quandt is the former secretary. She has the privilege to save the world renowned BMW from bankruptcy. The current share of this lady is 16% of the $64 Billion automaker.

13)Laurene Powell Jobs

Net Worth                                                                                                               $9 Billion

Country                                                                                                           United States

blank 1x1 Top 20 Richest Women in the World 2012

The surname speaks here; Laurene Powell Jobs met Steve jobs in 1989 in Stanford University. This Widow of Steve Jobs has inherited a large share after his death last October.

14)Charlene Carvalho-Heineken

Net worth                                                                                                          $ 7.7 Billion

Country                                                                                                             Netherlands

blank 1x1 Top 20 Richest Women in the World 2012

Daughter of Freddy Heineken(late), the owner of Beer company, Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken inherited 25% of controlling stake of the company. Now, the company has made its brands around 170 in more than 65 countries.

15) Miuccia Prada

Net worth                                                                                                            $6.8 Billion

Country                                                                                                                          Italy

blank 1x1 Top 20 Richest Women in the World 2012

Who doesn’t know the Prada Brand? The founder of the company, Mario Prada passed the company to his granddaughter, Miuccia Prada who is now running it with her husband.

16) Antonia Johnson

Net worth                                                                                                            $6.5 Billion

Country                                                                                                                     Sweden

blank 1x1 Top 20 Richest Women in the World 2012

Antonia Johnson inherited the Axel Johnson Group from her father in 1982.

17)Blair Parry-Okeden

Net worth                                                                                                            $6.3 Billion

Country                                                                                                           United States

blank 1x1 Top 20 Richest Women in the World 2012

The granddaughter of Cox Enterprises founder James M.Cox, who passed away in 1957, inherited 25% stake of her mother.

18)Wu Yajun

Net worth                                                                                                           $ 5.7 Billion

Country                                                                                                                        China

blank 1x1 Top 20 Richest Women in the World 2012

This self made lady runs a real estate business. The company weathered China’s tight-credit policies in the past year with multiple new projects.

19)Yang Huiyan

Net worth                                                                                                            $4.7 Billion

Country                                                                                                                         China

blank 1x1 Top 20 Richest Women in the World 2012

She inherited 11% of the shares of the family’s main fortune of a family controlled real estate developer country from her father.

20)Rosalia Mera

Net Worth                                                                                                           $ 4.5 Billion

Country                                                                                                                         Spain

blank 1x1 Top 20 Richest Women in the World 2012

The co-founder of Inditex ,Rosalia Mera is the richest Woman of Spain. She divorced her husband, the co-owner of the company and still holds a share of 5.8% of the company.

These were the top 20 Richest queens of the world. The females contribute less as compared to the males. To be accurate, these women have a combined total net worth of $248.6 Billion.we wish more power to these fascinating ladies with their business. we will come up with more top 10 richest lists to keep you updated with the richest personalities of different fields.

You might also like:

10 richest people of Pakistan

Top 10 richest men of America

Top 10 series of Richest Cricketers

Richest rappers of 2012

Top earning organizations of Afghanistan

Blessings

Related posts:

About Nida Zaidi

Nida Zaidi loves exploring new ways to Make Money Online. She has always enjoyed making a living out of Social Media, Online Marketing and content writing. She is a Gold star SEM contributor and a co-author.

View all posts by Nida →

Comments

  1. Superb story. You did a terrific research. Keep it up.

    I blog @ Manidipa’s Kitchen, a blog about recipes from my kitchen, life and experiences

      [Quote it]

  2. All old women.why not young ones?

      [Quote it]

  3. Rashid Mkocha says:

    how can i get $20,000 thousands from richest women in order that i can pay for college fees and for treatment of skin desease?

      [Quote it]

Dare to share your views?