Female Billionaires

March 16, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

A record 104 women made the 2012 Forbes billionaire list, although it continued to be dominated by men. Life Inc. took a look at some of the more colourful women that made the cut, including:

  • Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Steve Jobs, who after the inheritance from her husband is estimated to be worth $9 billion.
  • France has the richest European female billionaire in Liliane Bettencourt, worth $24 billion, mostly due to L’Oreal.
  • India has the richest Asian female billionaire in Savitri Jindal, worth $20.9 billion, with her wealth coming from the steel industry.
  • The richest women in the world is American Christy Walton, of Wal-Mart fame, worth $25.3 billion.

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Source: Life Inc.