15 Richest Women in the World, Ranked by Net Worth

Ever wondered who the wealthiest woman in the world is? We often read about Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and others in the billionaire boys club.

But what about the other half of humanity that keeps the world going? Let's find out about the richest women in the world.

Women have come a long way in the last couple of decades. With the liberalization of formerly traditional gender views, many women have broken the glass ceiling.

15. Laurene Powell Jobs – Net Worth: $16.4 Billion

She has billions of dollars worth of Disney and Apple stocks she inherited after her husband, Steve Jobs, passed away.

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, leaving her to control the PFF Group.

14. Renata Kellnerova – Net Worth: $16.6 Billion

13. Savitri Jindal – Net Worth: $17.7 Billion

Savitri Jandal is currently one of India's wealthiest people. With a net worth of $17.7 billion, which nearly doubled compared to last year, she is well on her way to becoming the richest person in India.

Next up on our list is a Chinese businesswoman who chairs a chemical fiber company, Hengli Petrochemical. Hongwei's husband, Chen Jianhua, is the company's chairman and also a billionaire.

12. Fan Hongwei – Net Worth: $18.2 Billion

Yang Huiyan is known as the world's youngest billionaire. When she was just 21, she took charge of Country Garden Holdings, a real estate company founded by her father, Yang Guoqiang.

11. Yang Huiyan – Net Worth: $18.7 Billion

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