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The world’s richest women 2017

Around the globe, it was a record year for billionaires and most especially the female ones. An all-time high of 227 women from 2043 people made it to the world billionaire circle a jump from last year’s 202 according to both Forbes and the Bloomberg Billionaire Index rank of World's Billionaires.

Alice Louise Walton

Net Worth: $45.4B
Origin of wealth: Wal-Mart

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. Alice Louise Walton (born October 7, 1949) is the heiress to the fortune of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and is the wealthiest woman in the world with a net worth of $40.8 billion. In September 2016, she was reported to own over US$11 billion in Walmart shares.

Maria Franca Fissolo

Net Worth: $30.4B
Origin of wealth: Nutella

The widow of Michele Ferrero (died in February 2015) Michele Ferrero built Ferrero Group into one of the world's leading sweet companies, best known for its iconic Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread, Kinder chocolates and Tic-Tac mints. The family business lives on and Maria Franca Fissolo (born 1941) the current head of that business with two sons together, Giovanni Ferrero and Pietro Ferrero Jr.

Jacqueline Mars

Net Worth: $25.6B
Origin of wealth: Candy

An American heiress and investor who is also the daughter of Audrey Ruth (Meyer) and Forrest Mars, Sr., and granddaughter of Frank C. Mars, founders of the American candy company Mars, Incorporated. Jacqueline Mars (born October 10, 1939) shares of Mars, Incorporated and other assets were estimated by Forbes magazine in September 2014 to be worth US$22 billion making her "The World's second-richest woman”.

Susanne Klatten

Net Worth: $23.9B
Origin of wealth: BMW

The German heiress daughter of Herbert and Johanna Quandt is worth US$21.6 billion as of August 2017, on her father's death Susanne inherited his 50.1% stake in pharmaceutical and chemicals manufacturer Altana. She sits on Altana's supervisory board and helped transform it into a world-class corporation in the German DAX list of 30 top companies.

Yang Huiyan

Net Worth: $21.6B
Origin of wealth: Real Estate

Born in 1981 Yang Huiyan is the daughter of Yang Guoqiang, founder of Biguiyuan a company he started in 1997 and transferred 70% of Country Garden's shares to her before its IPO in 2007. Yang Huiyan is the majority shareholder (55%) of Country Garden Holdings and currently she is the richest woman in Asia.

Laurene Powell Jobs

Net Worth: $20.7B
Origin of wealth: Apple, Disney

American businesswoman Laurene Powell Jobs (born November 6, 1963) is the widow of Steve Jobs. When Steve Jobs died on October 5, 2011 at the age of 56 Powell Jobs inherited the Steven P. Jobs Trust, which as of May 2014 had a 7.3% stake in The Walt Disney Company worth approximately $11.1 billion, and 38.5 million shares of Apple, Inc

Forbes magazine published annually a list of the World's Billionaires by net worth. The total net worth of each billionaire that made the list is estimated based on their assets while accounting for debt.

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