As has been happening every year since 1987, the US magazine Forbes also published in 2020 the list of the richest people in the world. The ranking concerns individual assets that can be documented and accessible. For this reason, both rulers (whose wealth derives from their role) and obviously criminals and organized crime bosses are excluded from the register of billionaires.

In the course of 2020, following the pandemic, the number of the super rich and their fortunes decreased. The United States of America still holds the record for the country with the highest number of billionaires with 614 people with 9-figure net worth.

In recent years there has been a steady increase in new arrivals from China and finally some women have also started to make their way up the rankings. The names of the male billionaires are well known: Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg or Amazon’s Jeff Bezos who, on August 26, 2020, according to real-time monitoring by Forbes , reached an incredible 200 billion dollars. . Those of billionaires and the roles they play are much less known.

Let’s find out who the 10 richest women in the world are and what they do :

10) Gina Rinehart

85th richest person on the planet and 10th in the pink rankings, Georgina “Gina” Rinehart is still the wealthiest woman in Australia. She is the entrepreneur and head of Hancock Prospecting since 1992 when she inherited the empire on the death of her father. The company deals with mining, especially iron. According to Forbes , in 2012 Rinehart was the richest woman in the world with a daily income of € 1.5 million per day. Now that she is “only” in tenth place, the lady can still boast a net worth of 13.1 billion dollars.


9) Zhong Huijuan

At number 70 in the absolute ranking of the billionaires of the planet, Zhong Huijuan gets the ninth place among the richest women in the world. She is president of the pharmaceutical company  Hansoh Pharmaceutical, she also holds 3/4 with her daughter Sun Yuan. Its net worth is $ 14.6 billion, and the Chinese group it chairs, which has been listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since June 2019, saw its shares increase by 10% between January and mid-March this year , when the Coronavirus emergency was at its peak in the country. Her family fortune is not limited to her huge turnover. In fact, Zhong Huijuan is married to Sun Piaoyang, the billionaire at the head of Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine.

8) Lauren Powell Jobs

With a net worth of $ 16.4 billion, Steve Jobs’ widow takes eighth place among the richest women in the world. Number 59 in the overall ranking, she holds the record as the richest woman in the technology industry. In addition to Apple ‘s stock and a 7.3% stake in The Walt Disney Company (worth more than $ 11 billion), Lauren Powell Jobs is dedicated to numerous philanthropic projects. You founded the Emerson Collective: a company that supports social entrepreneurs and organizations working in the fields of education, social justice and the rights of immigrants. She is also interested in media and journalism and, especially during the last 2 presidential elections in the United States, she has been very exposed. In fact, he donated about 2 million dollars for Hillary Clinton’s election campaign while for the 2020 White House race he supported Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.


7) Susanne Klatten

Susanne Hanna Ursula Klatten, born in ’62, is a German entrepreneur and heiress. She with a net worth of USD 16.8 billion and number 7 in the ranking of the richest women in the world, she is the 50th richest person on the planet and the richest female personality in Germany. Her father left her stakes in companies of the caliber of BMW and Altana AG , which operates in the chemical-pharmaceutical sector and of which she is also her vice president. She was born Quandt, “The lady of cars” she soon decided to change her surname to Kant.The decision was made to be able to work more easily, presenting himself incognito and without the heavy burden that the family surname carries with it. In fact, following a documentary and subsequent investigations, it was discovered that the Quandt family of industrialists was linked to the activities of Adolf Hitler and involved in Nazi crimes. The enormous family wealth also cost her an attempted kidnapping at the age of 16. An anecdote about her meeting with Jan Klatten in BMW in 1990 tells that she introduced herself to her future husband as Susanne Kant and that he, for the first 6 months of the relationship, did not really know who she was and what role she had in the car manufacturer.

6) Yang Huiyan

39-year-old Chinese Yang Huiyan is the richest woman in Asia and ranks 6th in the ranking of the richest women in the world. She and she the majority shareholder of Country Garden Holdings. Between January and April, the company built robotic stations for the distribution of food for health workers in the trenches in Wuhan, the epicenter of the Covid-19 epidemic.

5) Jacqueline Mars

At number 5 in the ranking of the richest women in the world we find Jacqueline Mars. She occupies the 29th ready of the planet’s billionaires and, along with her family, owns the most powerful confectionery industry on earth, Mars Incorporated. Founded by grandfather Frank C. Mars, the company soon transformed into a multinational and historical products such as Twix bars, M & M’s candies or Skittles were joined by countless sweets and a large amount of brands were also acquired, including those of many pet foods. Today, at the age of 81, the company is mainly managed by the heirs buthowever, his net worth reaches the sizable figure of $ 24.7 billion .


4) Mackenzie Bezos

This year, “the ex-lady Amazon ” Mackenzie Bezos makes her debut in the ranking, immediately near the podium, who, following the divorce, obtained 36 billion dollars from her husband. She, the world-famous writer, was married to Jeff Bezos from 1993 to 2019. After the end of her marriage with the Amazon owner, she received 1 quarter of her ex-spouse’s estate, promising to donate the half to charity. For the moment, the new billionaire has formally changed her name to Mackenzie Scott and has already donated $ 1.67 billionto non-profit organizations dealing with racial equality, LGBTQ + rights, gender equality, health, sustainable development and climate change. On July 28, in a post on Twitter , she declared that the redistribution of her assets would take years. He then added that he will periodically update his Twitter and Medium account to inform the community about his donations.


3) Julia Koch

Another new entry this year in the ranking of the richest women is Julia Koch who jumps to the 3rd step of the podium thanks to a net worth of 38.2 billion dollars. She and her 3 children inherited a 42% stake in Koch Industries , the company of her husband David, who passed away in August 2019 at the age of 79. The company is active in many fields: from the chemical sector to oil refining, from the production of fibers to the breeding of livestock. The task of Julia Koch and her children will be to carry on a huge conglomerate of companies, with astronomical turnover, but always grappling with millionaire lawsuits for environmental pollution allegations.


2) Francoise Bettencourt Meyers

Grandson of the founder of L’Oreal, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers became one of the richest women on the planet in 2017 when, at the age of 94, her mother, then queen of the ranking, died. Although the cosmetics giant’s shares fell 12% in the first weeks of March due to the Coronavirus pandemic , its net worth stands at $ 65.2 billion according to data updated to October 2020. The company appears to have overcoming the initial setback by allocating part of its factories to the production of disinfectant. 

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1) Alice Walton

At the top of the ranking of the richest women in the world we find Alice Walton. Her Her net worth is $ 69 billion (as of November 13, 2020 according to Forbes real-time tracking ). Sheir to the Walmart empire of large retailers , Alice Walton has no role within the company but she is primarily involved in art, curating and the activities of the Walton family foundation. In recent years she has alternated at the top of the rankings with “the ladies L’Oreal ” but this year, with an incredible surge of + 23% in turnover, she has earned the crown of richest woman in the world.