International Women’s Day: Here’s a List of the Richest Women in the Universe
So far, women are still a minority in the list of the richest people in the world, right, Mother? According to Forbes calculations, only one out of eight people with the status of a mega-trillionaire is female, you know.
This year, the number of people with a net worth of more than US$ 1 billion (Rp 15.5 trillion) has reached 2,578 people. These people have the status of world mega-trillionaires in 2022 or only one in 3.1 million world population who can occupy this prestigious list.
Mother curious who are the richest women in the world? Check out the list as follows, OK?
1. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers
With an estimated total wealth of US$ 74.8 billion or around IDR 1,159 trillion (exchange rate of IDR 15,500/US$), Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is the richest woman in the world.
This French woman is the granddaughter of the founder of the beauty giant L’Oréal. Her name first appeared on the list of the world’s richest people in 2018, following the death of her mother, Liliane Bettencourt, who was then the richest woman in the world.
Although most of his wealth comes from his family inheritance, he actively participates in managing the cosmetics company and has joined L’Oreal’s top leadership since 1997. Where the Bettencourt Meyers family owns 33 percent of L’Oreal.
2. Alice Walton
Alice, who is a member of the Walton dynasty, which is the richest family in the world, is estimated to have assets of US $ 65.3 billion (Rp. 1,012 trillion). The coffers of the money were obtained from the family business which is the owner of the largest supermarket in terms of income, Walmart. With 10,500 outlets worldwide, the retail company, whose 47 percent stake is controlled by the Walton family, recorded revenues of up to US$ 573 billion.
3. Julia Koch
Julia Margaret Flesher Koch is a US billionaire who inherited her wealth from her husband, David Koch. Forbes estimates its wealth at US $ 60 (Rp. 930 trillion) and is the fourth richest woman.
His wealth comes from Koch Industries which is one of the largest private companies, a multinational conglomerate with subsidiaries spread across various sectors ranging from manufacturing, chemicals, energy, investment and finance to livestock.
When her husband died in 2019, she and her three children inherited 42 percent of Koch Industries. Forbes noted that Koch Industries’ revenue in 2019 reached US$ 115 billion (Rp. 1,782 trillion).
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