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You might be well aware of the richest “men” on Earth namely Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Ma and many more. But, what about your knowledge regarding the richest women in the world. Who says women cannot match the skills of their counterparts, men, when it comes to financial sectors, entrepreneurship and businesses. Here is the Forbes list of top 5 richest women in the world.

5. Susanne Klatten

Klatten is regarded as the richest woman in Germany, who owns approximately half of the shares of BMW along with her mother and brother. She has a net worth of a whopping USD 18.5 billion. She also has an exceptionally phenomenal academic record, and is also a trained economist.

4. Maria Franca Fissolo

For all those Nutella lovers out there, Maria Fissolo is the lady you should thank. She is 98 years old and controls USD 22.1 billion.

3. Jacqueline Mars

Jacqueline Mars is the daughter and grand daughter of the founders of Milky Way, M&Ms and Snickers. She is in possession of USD 23.4 billion and in the past 17 years the company has earned USD 33 billion in sales.

2. Alice Walton

Alice Walton is one of the heirs of the mega Walt Mart in the United States. She owns precisely USD 32.3 billion and has also shared a major portion of her wealth towards charity.

1. Liliane Bettencourt

Liliane Bettencourt owns about USD 36.1 billion thanks to being one of the largest shareholders of LO’real. She began working in this company at the age of 15, and made her way through over the years. Now, at the age of 95, she is a philanthropist living in Paris.


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