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The World’s 10 Richest Women

This year's list requires at least $12bn to make it into the richest, with female powerhouses in areas such as cosmetics, mining and cars

The World’s 10 Richest Women
1. Liliane Bettencourt
\n$30bn
\nFrance
\nCosmetics
\nBettencourt’s family owns over 30 percent of L’Oreal, the French cosmetics giant.
The World’s 10 Richest Women
2. Christy Walton
\n$28.2bn
\nUS
\nRetail
\nA rise in Walmart stock has seen Christy Walton’s net worth rise by just under $4bn this year.
The World’s 10 Richest Women
3. Alice Walton
\n$26.3bn
\nUS
\nRetail
\nAnother Walmart heiress, Alice Walton is one of America’s most generous philanthropists.
The World’s 10 Richest Women
5. Georgina Rinehart
\n$17bn
\nAustralia
\nMining
\nFalling iron ore prices have hit Rinehart’s fortune to the tune of $1bn, but she’s still the richest woman in Asia.
The World’s 10 Richest Women
7. Susanne Klatten
\n$14.3bn
\nGermany
\nCars, chemicals
\nA 12.6 percent stake in BMW is keeping the wolves from the door for Klatten, Europe’s second-richest woman.
The World’s 10 Richest Women
9. Miuccia Prada
\n$12.4bn
\nItaly
\nFashion
\nFashion is paying off for Prada, the lead designer at her eponymous family firm. The firm is aggressively expanding into emerging markets.
The World’s 10 Richest Women
10. Anne Cox Chambers
\n$12bn
\nUS
\nMedia
\nStill sitting on the board of Cox Enterprises at 93, Chambers owns a hefty chunk of the media giant set up by her father James M Cox.