Alexandra Andersen – $ 1.2 billion
19-year-old resident of Norway became the youngest billionaire in 2016. She has a state of 1.2 billion dollars, which she owes the family business. Her great-grandfather founded the tobacco empire in 1849, which in 2005 was sold by the girl’s father. They gained 500 million dollars for the company, and invested in the investment company Ferd Holdings. Now Alexandra is the owner of 42.2% of the shares of this company (her elder sister has the same quantity).
Gina Rinehart – $ 8.8 billion
The owner of Australian iron ore company Hancock Prospecting (HPPL) is the richest woman of their continent. Gina has inherited the company after the death of her father Lang Hancock.
Charlene de-Korvalo Heineken – $ 12.3 billion
25% of stake in Dutch brewer Heineken gave this woman the status of one of the richest women in the world. These shares she inherited from her father, Freddy Heineken, more than a decade ago.
Abigail Johnson – $ 13.1 billion
In October 2014 Abigail changed her father on the post of the executive director of the corporation Fidelity Investments, thus presenting the third generation of the family headed Johnson Foundation. Fidelity is the second largest open-end mutual fund in the US (after Vanguard), whose assets are estimated at $ 2 trillion. Abigail came to Fidelity in 1988 as an analyst with a Harvard MBA diploma. She is also the owner of 24% stake in the company.
Laurene Powell Jobs – $ 16.7 billion
The widow of Steve Jobs is the largest private shareholder of Disney. As the head of Laurene Powell Jobs Trust, she owns more than 130 million Disney shares, acquired after the death of her husband.
Susanne Klatten – $ 18.5 billion
Susan is considered the richest woman in Germany. She, her brother Stefan Quandt and her mother Johanna Quandt (all billionaires) together hold 50% stake in BMW. In addition, Klatten leads pharmaceutical company Altana and has a stake in Nordex AG, engaged in the production of equipment for the production of wind energy. The family also owns a stake in the company Geohumus, which develops additives for the soil, and in the company SGL – carbon and graphite producer.
Maria Frank Fissolo – $ 22.1 billion
Maria Frank Fissolo is the widow of Michele Ferrero, who created the Ferrero Group, known for its sweets: “Nutella”, “Kinder chocolate” and sweets “Tick-Tock”. Despite the fact that Michele Ferrero died in 2015, the family business continues to thrive. Together with her two brothers, John and Forrest Jr., she inherited her father’s business in 1999. All three are part of the company’s board of directors, however, they aren’t responsible for operational activities.
Jacqueline Mars – $ 23.4 billion
The family Mars is one of the most famous and richest in the United States. Jacqueline Mars is the daughter of Mars Incorporated founders. She is the co-owner of the family company, and simultaneously performs many other duties. Despite her age, she is active and full of ideas.
Alice Walton – $ 32.3 billion
The daughter of Sam Walton, who founded Wal-Mart network, is one of the heirs of the corporation. Walton family has ancient roots and is one of the most influential families in the United States. She has many brothers, Rob Walton, John Walton, Jim Walton. All Waltons are engaged in business and have quite a significant impact in the business world. However, the only daughter of Sam Walton for a long time didn’t delve into the intricacies of the family business, while she was engaged in brokering.
Liliane Bettencourt – $ 36.1 billion
As the daughter of the founder of the world’s largest cosmetics company L’Oreal, the woman inherited a huge fortune. Lillian became the owner of 27.5% of the company, and now she is considered to be the richest woman in France.