15 Richest Women in the World, Ranked by Net Worth

Aside from the fact that males still substantially dominate the world’s wealthiest list, a pattern can be seen from the information about the 15 richest women.

While many of them inherited or acquired their wealth from their spouses or family’s businesses, a growing number made their fortunes as entrepreneurs or self-made businesswomen.

She is the founder of the Waverly Street Foundation, to which she has contributed over $1.2 billion to. That is the type of philanthropy that we like to see.

Laurene Powell Jobs – Net Worth: $16.4 Billion

Renata Kellnerova is the widow of Petr Kellner, who was the richest person in the Czech Republic. He passed away last year in a helicopter crash.

Renata Kellnerova –  Net Worth: $16.6 Billion

She is the chairperson of Jindal Group, a company that works in steel, cement, infrastructure, and power. 

Savitri Jindal –  Net Worth: $17.7 Billion

Next up on our list is a Chinese businesswoman who chairs a chemical fiber company, Hengli Petrochemical.

Fan Hongwei –  Net Worth: $18.2 Billion

She took charge of Country Garden Holdings, a real estate company founded by her father, Yang Guoqiang.

Yang Huiyan –  Net Worth: $18.7 Billion