10. Anne Cox Chambers
Daughter of James M. Cox (d. 1957), newspaper reporter who bought the Dayton Evening News for $26,000 in 1898. High school dropout became 3-term governor of Ohio; Democratic presidential nominee in 1920 with FDR as his running mate. Built media empire. Today Cox Enterprises owns 17 newspapers, 15 TV stations, 80 radio stations, Manheim Auctions (used cars), stake in AutoTrader.com (online classifieds). Sales now $13 billion.
9. Jacqueline Mars
Jacqueline Mars (born October 10, 1940) is the daughter of Forrest Edward Mars, Sr., and granddaughter of Frank C. Mars, founders of the American candy company Mars, Incorporated.
As a member of the Mars family, her share of the company and other assets were worth US$10 billion in September 2010, making her the 52nd richest person in the world and the 26th richest person in America, according to Forbes; she is also the fourth richest American woman.
8. Iris Fontobona
Second wife, and now widow, of Andronico Luksic, who died of cancer in 2005. Family controls Antofagasta, one of the world’s largest copper miners. Company’s shares have jumped 70% in a year. Also holds shares in Quinenco, a consumer packaging and beverage maker, and Plava Laguna, a chain of Croatian beach resorts. Son Jean Paul serves as chairman of Antofagasta. we have Iris Fontobona who is worth around $11 billion, and she resides in Chile
7. Sussane Klatten
The 7th spot on the list is taken by Susanne Klatten who is worth $11.5 billion, and she lives in Germany. She is also the 35th richest person on the planet and the richest last in the country of Germany. She inherited around 50% stakes of Altana Pharma, which was her, father’s company. She is aged 49.
6. Abigail Johnson
Abigail Johnson (born January 7, 1962) is an American businesswoman. Johnson runs part of Fidelity Investments under the auspices of her father, Edward Johnson. In March 2007, her net worth was estimated at US$12 billion. Johnson is at the 42nd position in Forbes The World’s Billionaires list. In September 2007, Forbes published the 400 Richest Americans, which listed her as the 17th richest person in the United States and … she’s the third richest American woman.
5. Savitri Jindal
Bringing in the 5th spot on the list is Savitri Jindal who is worth $12.2 billion, and she lives in India. She is the richest woman in India and the 44th richest person on the planet. She is 60 years old and inherited her husband’s steel company Jindal and all his money in 2005 when her husband died tragically.
4. Birgit Rausing
4th is Birgit Rausing who is worth $13 billion, and she lives in Sweden. She inherited everything from her late husband, and she is 86 years old. Her husband was the owner of Tetra Pak that revolutionized liquid packaging.
3. Liliane Bettencourt
On the 3rd position is Liliane Bettencourt who is worth $20 billion, and she is currently living in France. She is the woman with the most resources in Europe and she inherited everything from Eugene Schuellerm, her father who was also the L’Oreal founder. She is at this time 88 years old.
2. Alice Walton
In 2nd place is Alice Walton who is currently worth $22.5 billion and she lives in the United States of America. She inherited her fortune from Sam Walton, who was the founder of Wal-Mart. Alice Walton is 60 years old today. She has funded most of her money in developing Museums and building airports and donated huge money to conservative political committees.
1. Christy Walton
Walton topped the list of the Top 10 Richest Women in the World 2011. She has a net worth of around $22.5 billion and is the widow of the legendary John Walton who died tragically in 2005. Her husband John Walton was one of the sons of Wal-Mart Legend Sam Walton who opened the biggest network of discount departmental stores in 1962, in US.