While sadly no women make it into the top 10 of the worlds richest, breaking the list down into gender still reveals some truly super wealthy females. Some of them are well-known stars and some you might not have heard of before…
The Top 10 Richest Females in the World 2017 and Their Estimated Net Worth
10 – Kirsty Bertarelli (Estimated Net Worth: £12.5 Billion)
Wiki Info: Kirsty Bertarelli is a songwriter, former Miss UK and wife of Ernesto Bertarelli, an Italian-born Swiss businessman who was the owner of biotech giant Serono until 2007 and winner of the America’s Cup in 2003 and 2007 with his yachting syndicate Alinghi.
9 – Elaine Tettemer Marshall (Estimated Net Worth: £12.5 Billion)
Wiki Info: Elaine Tettemer Marshall is an American billionaire and, as of 2012, the fourth richest woman in America. Marshall is the widow of E. Pierce Marshall and the daughter-in-law of the late J. Howard Marshall II.
8 – Anne Cox Chambers (Estimated Net Worth: £13 Billion)
Wiki Info: Anne Beau Cox Chambers is an American media proprietor, who has a stake of interest in Cox Enterprises, a privately held media empire that includes newspapers, television, radio, cable television, and other businesses.
7 – Laurene Powell Jobs (Estimated Net Worth: £13.4 Billion)
Wiki Info: Laurene Powell Jobs is an American businesswoman, executive and the founder of Emerson Collective, which advocates for policies concerning education and immigration reform, social justice and environmental conservation.
6 – Susanne Klatten (Estimated Net Worth: £16.1 Billion)
Wiki Info: Susanne Klatten is a German heiress, the daughter of Herbert and Johanna Quandt. As of August 2015, her net worth is US$19.6 billion, and she is the richest woman in Germany and the 38th richest person in the world.
5 – Maria Franca Fissolo (Estimated Net Worth: £17.2 Billion)
Wiki Info: Maria Franca Fissolo is an Italian billionaire, the widow of Michele Ferrero, and the owner of Ferrero SpA, Europe’s second largest confectionery company.
4 – Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler (Estimated Net Worth: £20 Billion)
Wiki Info: Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler is one of the owners of Schaeffler Group, one of the world’s largest producers of rolling bearings. The other owner is her son Georg F. W. Schaeffler.
3 – Jacqueline Mars (Estimated Net Worth: £24.4 Billion)
Wiki Info: Jacqueline Mars is an American heiress, and investor. She is the daughter of Audrey Ruth and Forrest Mars, Sr., and granddaughter of Frank C. Mars, founders of the American candy company Mars, Incorporated.
2 – Alice Walton (Estimated Net Worth: £28.5 Billion)
Wiki Info: Alice Louise Walton is an American heiress to the fortune of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. She is the daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and Helen Walton, and sister of S. Robson Walton, Jim Walton and the late John T. Walton.
1 – Liliane Bettencourt (Estimated Net Worth: £30.5 Billion)
Wiki Info: Liliane Henriette Charlotte Bettencourt is a French heiress socialite and businesswoman. She is one of the principal shareholders of L’Oréal and according to Forbes, she is the richest woman in the world