A self-made billionaire, who has made her fortune by hard work, is the richest woman in the world . Most of these women are heirloom or married to their wealth.
Miriam Adelson is an American woman who is among the wealthiest. She inherited her fortune from Sheldon Adelson. She owns a 56 percent stake in the company.
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Susanne Klatten, a German businesswoman and the wealthiest woman in the country is Susanne Klatten. Her father is Herbert Quandt and Johanna, a multi-billionaire industrialist.
Her brother Stefan Quandt is also a billionaire, and she was a member on the BMW Supervisory Board. She is a major shareholder of BMW and holds shares in the pharmaceutical and chemicals company Altana.
Her education is a key to her success, both in business and life. She studied at the University of Buckingham, England as well as the International Institute for Management Development (Lausanne), Switzerland. She also worked at Young & Rubicam and Dresdner Bank.
Jacqueline Mars, an American heiress with a net worth estimated at $43 billion is Jacqueline Mars. She is the grand-daughter of Mars, Inc.’s founder.
Global food producer, the family-owned business has popular brands like Milky Way and 3 Musketeers. It’s four times bigger than Hershey, its candy competitor.
She is a well-known philanthropist who has donated to the Smithsonian and the National Archives. She is also on the board of several other organizations and serves as a trustee for the US Equestrian Team.
Miriam Adelson, besides being a heiress is also an Israeli-American doctor and prominent philanthropist. She is the majority shareholder of Las Vegas Sands, the world’s largest resort company.
Her passion for philanthropy has seen her donate millions of dollars to both Israel and the United States. Yad Vashem and The Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority are two of her major beneficiaries.
Before attending medical school at Tel Aviv University, she studied microbiology in Jerusalem and genetics. As a researcher-physician, she was the chief internist in both emergency and internal medicine at Rokach Hospital.
In 1986, she was sent to New York to study under a prominent researcher on addiction treatment. Later, she and her husband opened Las Vegas’ substance abuse clinic. It is one of the most prominent centers in treating drug addiction and chemical dependency.
Abigail Johnson, the wealthiest woman in the globe and one of the best business leaders is around. She is a role model for young women who want to pursue a career in business or finance.
She is the president of Fidelity Investments, a company that provides financial services to individuals and small businesses. Her net worth is $17.3 billion.
Her family has been involved in the firm since it was founded by her grandfather Edward C. Johnson II in 1946.
She was elected chair in 2016 and is still CEO and president of the company, which employs 45,000 people worldwide. Her wealth has increased by billions of dollars, according to a Bloomberg report.
MacKenzie Scott, who has a fortune worth $68 billion is the wealthiest woman in the entire world. In Jeff Bezos’ divorce settlement, she inherited 25% of Amazon shares. This equated to nearly $40 billion in Amazon stock at that time.
Scott also gives away billions each year to philanthropic causes, such as food banks, women-led charities, and Black colleges.
MacKenzie Scott has also donated to organizations dealing with the flu pandemic, which devastated communities around the country and left many families without food or water.
She signed the Giving Pledge in 2019, a pledge by some of the wealthiest individuals to give a majority of their wealth away to charities. She wrote in the document that she had a “disproportionate amount of money to share.”