The World’s 10 Wealthiest Women in 2024

The World's 10 Wealthiest Women in 2024

The world’s wealthiest billionaires are well-known individuals, renowned for their many business ventures in fields such as e-commerce, fashion, hair, and skincare. Their tales are inexhaustibly intriguing, particularly those of the female millionaires who have left their imprint in a world dominated by men. Our ranking of the richest women in the world is based on Forbes’ real-time tracking of billionaire wealth around the globe.

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, and Family

70 years old
Nation: France

Francoise is currently the richest woman in the world, regardless of her generational wealth. She and her family hold more than one-third of L’Oréal, having been the company’s founder’s granddaughter. Francoise is the family-holding company’s chairwoman.
Although the company’s profitability suffered during the epidemic, it has subsequently recovered significantly; by the end of 2023, Francoise became the first woman to own a $100 billion fortune.

Alice Walton 

74 years old
Nation: USA
Another heiress, Alice Walton is the daughter of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart; unlike her, two of her brothers have entered the company. Her chosen field has always been art. Her hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas is home to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, which she founded in 2011.
About a month ago, Alice gained notoriety when she sold more than $21 million worth of Walton Family Holdings Trus stocks, of which she is a trustee.

Julia Koch and Her Family

62 years old
Nation: USA
When Julia Koch’s husband David passed away in 2019, she inherited 42% of Koch Industries along with her three children. Due to her reputation as a philanthropist, NYU Langone Health has received a $75 million donation from the Julia Koch Family FoundationTM for the construction of a brand-new, cutting-edge ambulatory care center in West Palm Beach.

Jacqueline Mars

84 years old
Nation: USA
Approximately one-third of the confectionery, food, and pet care company Mars, founded by her grandfather, is owned by Jacqueline Mars. Before retiring in 2016 and handing the reins to her son Stephen Badger, she was a member of the company board for around 20 years.
One of Jacqueline’s well-known interests is owning a horse training business in Virginia, where she has trained horses for Olympic medalists.

MacKenzie Scott

54 years old
Nation: USA
After her split from Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, MacKenzie was given a 4% share in the company. Soon after disclosing the circumstances of the divorce, she promised to donate almost half of her wealth to charitable organizations, and she has since contributed nearly $16.5 billion to nearly 2,000 of them. She has already released two novels as an author.

Jindal, Savitri, and family

74 years old
Nation: India
Savitri, the sole Indian named among the world’s ten wealthiest women, chairs the Jindal Group, a conglomerate encompassing steel, power, cement, and infrastructure. Notably, she inherited the role and wealth from her late husband, Om Prakash Jindal, the founder of Jindal.
Savitri has also dabbled in politics, having held a ministerial position in the Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress administration in Haryana. She and her son Naveen Jindal have shifted their association to the Bharatiya Janata Party as of March 28, 2024.

Rafaela Diamant Aponte 

79 years old; Switzerland
With her husband holding the other fifty percent, Rafaela Aponte-Diamant owns fifty percent of MSC, the largest shipping company in the world. She is a self-made woman, in contrast to the majority of people on this list, as the pair founded the company together.
Rafaela is in charge of ship decoration for MSC Cruises, the shipping company’s holiday cruise division.

The Adelson Family of Miriam 

78 years old
Nation: USA
Over half of the company, which includes prominent casinos in Singapore and Macao, is owned by Miriam, the widow of Sheldon Adelson, the former chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands, and her family.
Together with her spouse, she had contributed $90 million to Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign, making her the campaign’s biggest donor.

Gina Rinehart

70 years old
Nation: Australia
Although Gina’s father, Lang Hancock, founded the mining and agricultural company Hancock Prospecting at first, Gina saved it from bankruptcy and reconstructed the company. In 1992, she assumed the role of executive chairperson.
It has come to light that Hancock Prospecting is a significant shareholder in MP Materials, the rare-earth material business that recently talked about joining forces with Lynas Rare Earths.

Abigail Johnson

62 years old
Nation: USA
2014 saw Abigail Johnson take over as CEO of Fidelity Investments after her father left the company. Her ownership percentage in the business is 28.5%. Notably, Fidelity has entered the US market for Bitcoin spot ETFs, which trade under the ticker FBTC.