From CEOs to Novelists, Here’s a List of The 10 Richest Women in Business in 2023

Aug 09, 2023

By: Sunayna Kanjilal

Breaking The Glass Ceiling

While there's still no woman featured in the world's top 10 wealthiest people, many indicators still tell us how women have been doing better than ever! The number of women billionaires is on the rise and they may fill the top spots soon. Here's...

1. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers- L'Oreal

2. Alice Walton- Walmart

With a staggering net worth of $89.4 billion, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is the wealthiest woman on earth. The Bettencourt Meyers family owns a quarter of L'Oreal stock which reported saw fantastic growth in the last decade. The family comes in at 11th ...

3. Julia Koch - Koch Industries

Alice Walton is the only daughter of Sam Walton who was the founder of the retail giant, Walmart. Her net worth is somewhere around $63.9 billion. Walton is focused on curating art and owns an elaborate art collection that is worth hundreds of millions of doll...

4. Jacqueline Mars- Mars Candy

The widow of Philanthropist David Koch, Julia Koch owns a 42% stake in Koch Industries, the second largest private company in the U.S. David Koch's older brother is the chairman of the company and also owns a 42% stake. She is currently worth arou...

5. Mackenzie Scott- Amazon

She is the fourth richest woman in the world and owns one-third of the world's biggest candy-maker company, Mars. The company was originally founded by her grandfather. She worked for the company for over 2 decades and served on the board until 2016. She ...

6. Miriam Adelson- Las Vegas Sands

The ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Mackenzie Scott made it to the billionaire's list after Jeff Bozos transferred 25% of his Amazon Stakes to her as a part of the divorce settlement. She now owns 4% of his company. Scott's net worth is...

7. Gina Rinehart-Hancock Prospecting

American physician and billionaire has a net worth of $35.80 billion and famously backed Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign in 2016. She is also the publisher of the newspaper called Israel Hayon. She has a degree in Microbiology and Genetics. Befo...

8. Susanne Klatten-Altana

Rinehart is the Executive Chairman of the privately owned mineral exploration and extraction company which was founded by her father. Born in Australia, she spent her initial years studying at the University of Sydney, before dropping out to work with her fath...

9. Iris Fontbona -Antofagasta PLC

The German billionaire, Sussane Klatten is the daughter of Herbert Quandt who owned the pharmaceutical and chemicals manufacturing company, Altana and she is worth $25.04 billion. Upon her father's passing, she inherited a 50.1% stake in the company. ...

10. Abigail Johnson- Fidelity Investments

Fontbona is the widow of Andrónico Luksic Abaroa, from whom she inherited Antofagasta PLC. Her net worth is somewhere around $23 billion at the time of writing. She is currently the wealthiest person in Chile and the third wealthiest in Latin America. Followin...