7 Richest Women in the World …

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The days when only men had the right to property are long gone.

Although it has not been very long that women were allowed to amass wealth on their own, many women today feature amongst the richest people in the world.

Here is a list of the 7 richest women in the world.

1. Christy Walton

Christy Walton

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Christy Walton is the richest woman in the world for the third time this year.

She is the widow of John Walton, the Walmart scion.

She is also the richest amongst all Walton relatives.

Her net worth is calculated at $26.5 billion.

2. Liliane Bettencourt

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Liliane is the heiress to the L’Oreal legacy.2

It was her father Eugene Schueller who created the L’Oreal company that now has over 23 global brands and 64,000 employees.

This is the first time that Liliane Bettencourt is at the #2 position.

Her net worth is calculated at $23.5 billion.

3. Alice Walton

Alice Walton

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This is the second Walton family member in the list of the richest women in the world.

She inherited her wealth from Sam Walton,co-founder of the chain store Walmart in 1962.

Walmart has the honor of being the world’s largest retailer and its annual dividends have been increasing year by year.

Her net worth is calculated at $21.2 billion.

4. Iris Fontbana

Iris Fontbana

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It is hardly surprising to find Chilean Iris Fontbana in the list of the richest women in the world.2

She inherited her wealth from husband Andronico Luksic, owner of the world’s largest and most productive copper mines.

She was his second wife.

The net worth of the company keeps increasing and so does her net worth.

The worth of her company doubled in the last year and is expected to increase this year.

Her net worth is calculated ay $19.2 billion.

Susanne Klatten
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