For some reason, female billionaires are not featured enough in many articles or videos like men. It seems like most people concentrate on men’s success more, or maybe they are scared of women’s success.
The truth is, there are many females that are extremely successful and incredibly wealthy. Plus, they are very young and reached for their dreams at a very early age.
They worked hard and did everything in their power to reach the success they have now and kept it going until they become billionaires. In some cases, they inherited a large business and they made it more successful than ever.
These women are truly inspiring because they portray the ability of females to reach their goals, regardless of the suppress they have to go through every single day.
10. LAURENE POWELL JOBS
Net Worth: $1.95 Billion
Laurene Powell Jobs is Steve Jobs’ wife, the owner of Apple. Before you rush into the idea that she only inherited something that was already successful, then let me tell you this: she is the founder of Emerson Collective and the co-founder of College Track.
She controls the majority stake in The Atlantic website and magazine. Plus, she became a major influential investor and philanthropist. If this is not yelling “Success” in all of its bits, then I don’t know what will!
9. LEE SEO-HYUN
Net Worth: $1.99 Billion
Lee Seo-Hyun is a 44 years old smart woman who was able to take over Samsung C&T’s fashion division, and then, she turned it around financially. Lee started her success early, right after her graduation from New York’s Parsons School of Design.
She immediately began her career by managing Cheil Industries group leading herself to better achievements and becoming a billionaire.
8. JANE LAUDER
Net Worth: $2.8 Billion
A 45-year-old woman with a smart brain and a strong passion that delivered to her everything she dreamt of. Jane Lauder graduated from Stanford and then took the direction of managing the makeup brand Origins, and now she runs her Grandmother Clinique Unit, Estee Lauder’s eponymous beauty company.
A few years ago, she was the youngest woman billionaire in America, and now she is still one of the youngest billionaires on Earth. Oh, and by the way, she has a sister that you will find on the Next page.
7. AERIN LAUDER
Net Worth: $2.8 Billion
Aerin Lauder is a 48 years old woman, who owns 16 million shares of the Estee Lauder cosmetics companies, which were co-founded by her grandparents. She is a very successful businesswoman who graduated from Pennsylvania’s University. After that, she started her own brand called Aerin that contain perfume, cosmetics, and furniture.
6. ABIGAIL PIERREPONT JOHNSON
Net Worth: $19.8
This is Abigail Pierrepont Johnson, you must remember her name because she is one of the wealthiest, most powerful women ever. She is the chairwoman of Fidelity International (FIL), the president, and C.E.O. of Fidelity Investments (FMR).
Also, she is the first and ONLY woman that served on the board of the Financial Services Forum, and Capital Markets Regulation’s Committee of SIFMA (the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association).
5. SUSANNE KLATTEN
Net Worth: $25.6 Billion
Germany’s richest woman is Susanne Klatenn, who is 56 years old. She became heir to almost half of the automaker BMW along with her brother, and she shares an ownership of Altana AG, which is a world-class specialty/pharmaceutical chemical corporation.
Moreover, she works with many other organizations and companies that are involved in soil additives, wind power, water technology, graphite and carbon production.
4. ZHOU QUNFEI
Net Worth: $8.5 Billion
Zhou Qunfei is a Chinese woman who spent all of her teenage years as a migrant worker, but then, using her intelligent mind, she went on her own way and became one of the richest self-made women in the entire world.
She is the chairwoman, founder, and C.E.O. of Lens Technology that provides touch screens to Samsung, Apple, LG, Nokia, and Microsoft. A few years ago, Zhou Qunfei was the wealthiest woman in China.
3. ALANNAH WESTON
Net Worth: $8 Billion
Alannah Weston is a member of one of the wealthiest families in Canada. In her early life, she started her professional career as a full-time journalist, so she worked with Tattler, The Daily Telegraph, and Vogue, and due to her dedication, she became the head of press for Burberry.
Currently, she is Selfridges’s creative director, which is a British Department store chain that has been voted to be the best department store in the world many times.
2. MARGARITA LOUIS-DREYFUS
Net Worth: $5.3 Billion
Margarita Louis-Dreyfus grew up in an orphanage, but now she is one of the wealthiest women on Earth. She used to sell computer equipment and then became the chairwoman of Louis Dreyfus Holding. However, she was born in Russia, but because she has the Swiss Nationality, she was able to hold the stake in the soccer team of France: Olympique Marseille.
1. ALICE WALTON
Net Worth: $40.5 Billion
Here is the richest woman in the world for the year 2018: Alice Walton. She is Wal-Mart founders’ daughter: Helen Walton and Sam Walton, which makes her now the heiress of the Wal-Mart fortune.
She graduated from the Trinity University with a B.A in finance and economics, and then she founded the Llama Company that was shut down a few years later. But, she is still going strong, independently, and smartly toward better success.
“One of The great responsibilities that I have is to manage my assets wisely so that they create value” – Alice Walton
Keep in mind that some people in this list can get poorer or richer within days of publication, or between then and the publication of this article.
However, these women are a true inspiration and were able to prove that females are capable to be involved in the business world just like men, so it is time to leave patriarchy and judgments behind, and focus on women capabilities in order move forward and create a better world for us and our children.