Women have never held more power over the world’s wealth than they do in the modern era. CEOs, world leaders, and athletes from all over the world have been given the opportunity to succeed professionally and financially.
While some of these women were born with the right last name and inherited wealth, many of them achieved success on their own. We’re emphasizing the women who frequently appear on Forbes. This list includes women whose bank accounts rival many nations, not just the blogger who made a cool million in a year. These are the world’s richest women.
Tamara Ecclestone – $3.6 Billion
Tamara’s father is largely to thank for her success as an heiress, model, socialite, and TV personality. That person is Bernie Ecclestone, who established the Formula One Group, a company that advertises auto races all over the world.
His daughter has participated in other racing productions and worked as a presenter for Sky Sports Italia. Tamara has appeared in several of her own reality TV programs outside of the world of sports.
Amanda Hearst – $8.7 Billion
William Randolph Hearst, a media mogul with a net worth of more than $30 billion in today’s dollars, is the great-grandfather of Amanda. She was raised in New York City and left school to pursue modeling.
She is the Marie Claire associate market editor and the founder of Friends and Finn, a group that works to put an end to puppy mills and the mistreatment of puppies. Amanda collaborates with charities to advance animal rights.
Tory Burch – $1 Billion
Most people know Tory Burch as a fashion designer. Before starting her own business, she worked for a number of well-known companies and individuals, such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, and Harper’s Bazaar.
Burch, who is currently the Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of her own company, Tory Burch LLC, was recently included in Forbes’ annual publication for 2020’s list of the world’s most powerful women.
Holly Branson – $4.5 Billion
Holly Branson, the businessman Sir Richard Branson’s daughter, has shown she merits membership in the club of billionaires. The family owns more than 400 businesses, and Holly has devoted all of her time to her studies as she developed her resume.
She attended St. Edward’s School in Oxford and later spent six years pursuing her medical aspirations at University College London. Branson also travels for charitable causes and humanitarian work.
Virginie & Claire Courtin-Clarins – $3.6 Billion
Virginie and Claire are just two of the many heiresses to this family’s wealth. Their grandfather, Jacques Courtin-Clarins, founded Clarins Cosmetics in 1954; the company was recently valued at $3.6 billion.
The daughters of Christian Courtin-Clarins and the fashion icon Corrine Maine de Biran are these two sisters. While Claire is an artist, Virginie recently assumed the roles of Deputy CEO and Head of CSR for the family business.
Prisca & Jenna Courtin-Clarins – $2 Billion
The other heiresses to the Clarins beauty company family fortune are Prisca and Jenna. They are twins and the daughters of sculptor and model Anneli Courtin-Clarins and Olivier Courtin-Clarins.
While Prisca co-owned The Nail Factory salons before selling her ownership interests, Jenna studied photography. The cousins of Courtin-Clarins collectively represent the family business as brand ambassadors.
Melanie Perkins – $6.5 Billion
Australian Melanie Perkins is one of the names on this list that is more recent. Canva is a platform created to make graphic design more approachable, and Melanie is the CEO and co-founder of the company. Canva raised $200 million in September 2021 and declared a $40 billion valuation.
Perkins, one of the 2% of female CEOs of venture-backed companies, has developed hiring procedures that are free of discrimination. Within Canva, women make up 41% of the workforce. Despite being the youngest billionaire in Australia, she and her husband Cliff Obrecht have opposed materialism. According to reports, her engagement ring was only $30.
Jane Lauder – $6.5 Billion
Jane Lauder is worth more than her sister Aerin Lauder, another woman who made this list. They both share the wealth of the Estée Lauder cosmetics company, and Jane serves as the brand’s global president and general manager.
She joined the family business in 1996, but it wasn’t until 2013 that she was promoted to her current positions. She currently owns about 20 million shares of the business.
Anna Schafer – $1.7 Billion
With good reason, Anna is frequently referred to as the Russian Paris Hilton. Vasily Anisimov, her father, is a multibillionaire businessman who, like the Hilton family, made his fortune in real estate.
Vasily has held the position of president of the Russian Judo Federation for more than ten years, in addition to investing in the banking and aluminum industries. Anna is a model, an actress, and the co-founder of Bare Essential Organics.
Anna Getty – $2.4 Billion
The great-grandfather of this “Anna” was J. The Getty Oil Company was started by Paul Getty. Since the business’s assets were estimated to be worth between $50 and $100 billion before it stopped operating in 2012, she now controls the family fortune.
She decided to launch a company that sells health products made from eco-friendly materials while also running some non-profit organizations that support wellness. Anna worked as both an actress and a yoga instructor prior to starting that venture.
Aerin Lauder – $4.1 Billion
Heir to the Estée Lauder fortune is Lauder. She is the oldest child of Ronald Lauder and the great-granddaughter of Estée Lauder, who founded the company and gave it its name.
Aerin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and works as the family business’s image director. She also developed her own line of cosmetics, clothing, furniture, and perfumes under the name of her own brand.
Sara Blakely – $1 Billion
Especially if you are a woman yourself, you’ve probably heard of the business Sara founded. She invented Spanx, and the company now produces a range of clothing, including leggings, pants, and intimate apparel.
She has previously been listed as one of the top 100 influential people in the world by Time Magazine, and she is also one of the most powerful women in the world according to Forbes. She also did something quite unusual in 2021. She gave each employee two first-class tickets to anywhere in the world as well as $10,000 after her company was valued at $1.2 billion.
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Marie Besnier Beauvalot – $6.8 Billion
The largest dairy products group in the world, Lactalis, was founded by Marie’s great-grandfather André Besnier. Her father served as the company’s CEO, and Marie and her two brothers currently own it.
She resides in France, which is also the country where the business is based. The Président brand of Camembert cheese, which is produced by Lactalis and is extremely well-known, has contributed to the success of the business.
Kylie Jenner – $1 Billion
On the cover of Forbes magazine in 2018, Kylie announced her intention to become the country’s youngest self-made billionaire. Due to the family name, that assertion received a lot of criticism.
Many people disliked the term “self-made,” and a number of sources still peg her net worth as being below $1 billion. Nevertheless, the reality TV star owns the popular cosmetics company Kylie Cosmetics.
Delphine Arnault Gancia – $26 Billion
Bernard Arnault, who is the father of Delphine and is worth $184 billion, is the chairman of Christian Dior SE and the CEO of Louis Vuitton, and his daughter used that relationship to enter the industry.
After working there since 2000, she is currently the director and vice president of Louis Vuitton. She was the first woman and the youngest person to join the management board of the company LVMH in 2003.