Top 10 Richest Women in the World
10. Abigail Johnson
Net worth: $13.2 billion
Abigail Pierrepont Johnson is a businesswoman worthy of American billionaires. Johnson has been president and chief executive officer of the American investment firm Fidelity Investments since 2014, and chairman of Fidelity International, its multinational sister company.
Johnson attended Cambridge, MA private school Buckingham Browne, and Nichols before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Hobart and William Smith College in 1984. Johnson earned an MBA at Harvard Business School, following a short period as a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton from 1985–86.
9. Gina Rinehart
Net worth: $14.8 billion
Georgina Hope “Gina” Rinehart is an Australian heiress and mining magnate. Rinehart is the president of Hancock Prospecting, a private mineral exploration and mining company established by her father Lang Hancock.
Raised in Perth, west Australia, Rinehart spent her early years in the Pilbara. She boarded for girls at St Hilda’s Anglican School, and then briefly studied at Sydney University, dropping out at Hancock Prospecting to work with her father. Being the only child of Lang Hancock, following his death in 1992, Rinehart inherited a 76.6% stake in the company and succeeded him being executive chairman. For her four children the remaining shares of the company were transferred to a trust.
When Rinehart took over Hancock Prospecting, it was reported that her total income was 75 million A$. She oversaw a dramatic growth of the company over the next decade, and became a nominal billionaire in 2006 thanks to the iron ore boom of the early 2000s. Rinehart started extending its assets to areas outside the mining sector during the 2010s. She made large investments in Ten Network Holdings and Fairfax Media (although she sold her stake in the latter in 2015), and also extended to farming, buying several cattle stations.
8. Laurene Powell Jobs
Net worth: $21.6 billion
Laurene Powell Jobs is an American businesswoman, entrepreneur, and founder of Emerson Collective, a social impact organization that promotes policies on education and immigration reform, social justice, and environmental protection, among other investing and philanthropic activities.
Powell Jobs was founded in West Milford, New Jersey. She had received a B.A. In Political Science from the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. Degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, 1985. She graduated from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1991 with her M.B.A ..
Powell Jobs co-founded Terravera, a natural food company which sold to retailers across Northern California. She has also worked on Achieva’s board of directors, which developed online resources to help students research standardized testing more effectively. Powell Jobs worked for Merrill Lynch Investment Management before business school and spent three years at Goldman Sachs as a Fixed-Income Trading Strategist
7. Susanne Klatten
Net worth: $21.0 billion
Klatten was born in Germany, at Bad Homburg. From 1981 to 1983 she worked for the advertising agency Young & Rubicam in Frankfurt, after graduating in business finance. This was followed by a marketing and management course at Buckingham University, and an advertising-specialized MBA at IMD Business School in Lausanne.
She gained extensive business experience with Dresdner Bank, Management Consultants McKinsey’s Munich office, and Bankhaus Reuschel & Co. in London.
6. Yang Huiyan
Net worth: $21.2 billion
Yang Huiyan is an enterprising Chinese billionaire. She is a real estate developer and the controlling shareholder of Country Garden Properties, a interest that her father Yang Guoqiang effectively passed to her in 2007. She is the wealthiest Asian individual.
Her father Yang Guoqiang started the Country Garden real estate business in 1997 and passed 70 percent of Country Garden’s shares to her before their 2007 IPO. The initial bid from Country Garden raised around $1.6 billion, or about as much as Google received in the United States in 2004. Yang had a net worth of US$ 21.2bn as of June 2019. According to Forbes, Yang is vice president of the board’s governance committee and helped raise $410 million to sell new shares in 2014.