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
1. Liliane Bettencourt
\nBettencourt’s family owns over 30 percent of L’Oreal, the French cosmetics giant.
2. Christy Walton
\nA rise in Walmart stock has seen Christy Walton’s net worth rise by just under $4bn this year.
3. Alice Walton
\nAnother Walmart heiress, Alice Walton is one of America’s most generous philanthropists.
5. Georgina Rinehart
\nFalling iron ore prices have hit Rinehart’s fortune to the tune of $1bn, but she’s still the richest woman in Asia.
7. Susanne Klatten
\nA 12.6 percent stake in BMW is keeping the wolves from the door for Klatten, Europe’s second-richest woman.
9. Miuccia Prada
\nFashion is paying off for Prada, the lead designer at her eponymous family firm. The firm is aggressively expanding into emerging markets.
10. Anne Cox Chambers
\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.