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Positions of power in the world are increasingly occupied by successful women in the business world. The historical struggles that demand opportunities for women are gradually gaining ground in a traditionally macho society. A reflection of this can be seen in the lists of millionaires in the world. In the most recent list published by Forbes, five women star in the ranking of the richest people in 2021.
Born in France, Francoise Bettencourt is the heiress of the cosmetics and beauty company L’Oréal. In 2017, after the death of her mother, she became the visible head of the company and the wealthiest woman in the world. Since then, she has managed to increase her wealth from $42.2 billion to $73.6 billion. In addition to her work in her family’s company, she devotes her career to biblical study, and to the promotion of art and science in her native country.
Like some of the women on this list, Julia Koch’s fortune comes from her late husband’s estate. However, it is remarkable the work she has done, not only increasing her wealth, but also exploring the field she is passionate about. In addition to being one of the richest women in the world, Koch has worked in the fashion world, advising high-profile clients in the United States. Currently, her fortune is estimated by Forbes at 46.4 billion dollars.
World’s richest women forbes 2021
A closer look at the magazine’s detailed data shows that, although there are more and more women, the bulk of the world’s billionaires are still largely men and young people.
As many female billionaires have inherited their wealth, a large proportion are more inclined to contribute to charitable causes. However, male billionaires are more likely to donate to charities only if they have amassed their wealth themselves.
It’s the rankings of the world’s richest men that almost always transcend to the media, which is why this 2021 we wanted to compile the women who have the most money on the entire planet. These are the ones:
Breaking the trend, the richest woman in the world is not American, she is French. The country of glamour, beauty, love and fashion has seen one of its compatriots, Françoise Bettencourt, become the woman with the most money on the planet. The daughter of the founder of the cosmetics giant L’Oréal has a net worth of 74 billion dollars, and her brand is known in every corner of the globe, with thousands of makeup, beauty, personal hygiene, etc. products.
Who is the richest woman in the world 2020
Bezos debuts on the list after finalizing her divorce from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in July 2019. The award-winning novelist received a quarter of her ex-husband’s shares in the e-commerce giant. In May 2019, MacKenzie signed the Giving Pledge and promised to donate at least half of her fortune.
Zhong is the chairwoman of Chinese lab Hansoh Pharmaceutical, which makes oncology, psychoactive, anti-diabetic and other remedies. The lab’s shares rose 10% between early January and mid-March, when the coronavirus was at its strongest in Zhong’s home country. The businesswoman is married to Sun Piaoyang, the billionaire chairman of Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine.
The richest person in the world
Scott received a quarter of Bezos’ shares in Amazon following the couple’s divorce settlement in 2019. That amounted to a 4% stake worth more than US$35 billion at the time.
In July, Scott announced that she had donated nearly $1.7 billion to 116 organizations that included four historically black colleges and universities. She described the organizations as focusing on one of nine “areas of need” ranging from racial equity to climate change.advertisement