Top 10 Richest Women In The World 2013

This is deep analysis of the top 10 world’s richest Women in 2013. In this list of the top 10 wealthiest Women in the globe, I seek to understand the businesses they undertake, their investment philosophies, and what we can emulate from them as small business owners. The top 10 richest Women in the world include;
Analysis of Top 10 World’s Richest Women 2013 & Business Investments
CHRISTY WALTON
Christy Walton is the richest woman in the world. She was born in the year 1955 and is thus 58 years old. She is the widow of Mr. John T. Walton (who was the son of Sam Walton). She is the owner of Wal-Mart. She has a net worth of $28.5 Billion. Christy is an American by nationality. After John's demise in June 2005, Christy inherited John’s wealth of $15.7 billion worth. 
Christy is the 10th richest person in the world. In March 2011, Christy had an approximated net worth of US$26.5 billion much of which came from her shares in Wal-Mart and also from First Solar, in which her late husband invested. Christy (richest woman in the world) has one son by the name Lukas and she currently resides in Jackson, Wyoming. She is considered the highest female philanthropist with regard to the amount of money she gives from her wealth. She contributed billions of money from her net worth then $16.3 billion towards philanthropic efforts between the years 2002 and 2006.
 In addition to various philanthropic acts by Christy, she supports the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation, which prioritizes education and colleges such as the College of Business Administration of the University of Arkansas, University of Arkansas, and several other colleges, universities, community trusts and foundations. Her family's foundation donated $1.6, a definition of the richest woman in the world. Top 10 Richest Women In The World 2013 

LILIANE BETTENCOURT
Liliane Bettencourt is the second richest woman in the world. She was born in Paris, France on the 21st of October in the year 1922 thus she is 91years old now. She is a French principal shareholder, heiress, business lady, socialite and philanthropist. Liliane is the principal share holder of the L’Oreal Company (that deals with Cosmetics and Beauty). 
She was listed as one of the richest people in the world in the month of October 2012 with her net worth being $24.5 billion. In the year 1950, Liliane married Andre Bettencourt (a French politician) who served the French governments (1960s and 1970s) as a cabinet minister and later became the deputy chairman of L’Oreal. Liliane and her husband had one daughter, Francoise, born on the 10th of July 1953. Bettencourt inherited her fathers’ fortune (the L’Oreal Company) in 1957 after her father’s demise making her the richest woman in the world. 
Liliane’s daughter and Jean-Pierre Meyers are members of the board of directors as well. She is a known Philanthropist Liliane, her husband and their daughter founded the (La Foundation Bettencourt Schueller) Bettencourt Schueller Foundation to develop and support cultural, humanitarian and medical projects in 1987. Bettencourt Foundation is based in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. This foundation has an annual financial budget of 160 million Euros, where 55% off this budget go to scientific research and education whereas 33% of this budget goes to humanitarian and social project and lastly 12% to arts and culture a common virtue of the richest woman in the world.Top 10 Richest Women In The World 2013 

ALICE WALTON
Alice Walton is the 3rd richest woman in the world. She is an American and was born on the 7th of October in 1949. She is the daughter of Sam Walton (the founder of Wal Mart). Her estimated net worth was $26.3billion in March 2012 thus making the 10th wealthiest American as well as the 2nd wealthiest American Woman. By October the same year her estimated wealth was $27.1billion, making her the 14th wealthiest person in the world.

Alice (richest woman in the world) was a philanthropist and served as a board member of the Walton Family Foundation. Alice has actively participated in the Board of Advisors for the University of Arkansas Graduate Business School at Fayetteville as well as on the Board of the University of Arkansas for medical sciences at little Rock.Top 10 Richest Women In The World 2013 

IRIS FONTBANA
Iris Fontbana was ranked the fourth wealthiest woman in the world. She was born in Antofagasta, Chile at the year 1943 and is thus 70 years old. Iris and her family had a net worth $17.8 billion from March 2012. Iris got married to Andronico at the age of 17 following the demise of his first wife Ena Craig. 
She is currently a widow of Andronico Luksic who passed away following his Cancer illness in the year 2005. She currently lives in Santiago, Chile (richest woman in the world). She has three kids: Maria Gabriela, Maria Paola and Jean-Paul. Her family runs one of the largest copper mines in the world by the name Antofagasta.
The company shares shoot up to 70% in a period of one year. Iris holds shares in Plava Laguna (a series of Croatian beach resorts) as well as Quinenco, (beverage maker and a consumer packaging) company. Son Jean Paul serves as chairman of Antofagasta. The Luksic Group has interests in the financial, beverages, industrial and the mining sectors. As the richest woman in the world, major holdings include, Banco de Chile, Antofagasta plc, Compania de Cervecerias Unidas (CCU). Iris Gonzalez currently has a net worth of $19.2 billion.Top 10 Richest Women In The World 2013 
SUSANNE KLATTEN
Susanne Klatten was ranked the five wealthiest woman in the world. She was born on the 28th of April 1962 and is thus 51 years old. She resides in Bad Homburg, Germany. She is married and has three kids. Klatten inherited shares in automaker BMW from Herbert Quandt (her late father). Being a well trained economist, Susanne runs Altana (chemical manufacturer). Klatten (richest woman in the world) holds shares in Geohumus as well as carbon and graphite producer SGL, which concentrates in coming up with a water storage granulate to be utilized in agriculture.
 Susanne has made major contributions to Christian Democratic Union (a German political party), which led to her being awarded the Bavarian Order of Merit (“Bayerischer Verdienstorden”). While doing her attachment at BMW, Klatten met Jan, an engineer by profession and they tied the knot in Germany in the year 1990 and they got three kids. Klatten has a net worth of $14.6 billion, thus making her the wealthiest woman in Germany as well as the 44th wealthiest person in the world 2013.

Klatten inherited 50.1% stake in Altana following his father’s demise (Altana was his late father’s chemical and pharmaceutical company). Due to Klatten’s handwork, Altana has been able to shoot up and is currently ranked among the top 30 companies on the German Stock Market. Klatten
(richest woman in the world) is currently a board member for both BMW and Altana companies with 88% shares in Altana and 12.50% shares in BMW. Klatten currently has a net worth of $18.6 billions making her to be among the richest woman in the world. Top 10 Richest Women In The World 2013 

BIRGIT RAUSING
Birgit Rausing is one of the richest women in the world and was born in southern Sweden in 1924 and is thus 89 years. She is currently a widow following her husband’s demise. She inherited Tetra Laval from Gad Rausing her late husband. Tetra laval was the largest packaging company in the world.
 Birgit has three kids. She is the 6th richest woman in the world and the 3rd richest person in Sweden. Birgit and her three kids own a wealth of 14,000 million dollars. Currently Tetra Lavalis known as emporium Tetra Laval. She is currently $15.5 billion worth, making it in the top 10 richest woman in the world. Top 10 Richest Women In The World 2013 

ANNE COX CHAMBERS
Anne Cox Chambers (richest woman in the world) was born on the 1t of December 1919 making her 94 years old. She is ranked as the 7th richest woman in the world. She is the owner of Cox Enterprises (which is a privately owned media company) which contributes the biggest portion of her $13 billion wealth. Palm Beach Daily News and The Atlanta Journal Constitution are some of the newspapers that her company publishes; the company has its own television stations as well. 
Anne’s father, James M. Cox, formed Cox Enterprises. Anne has been married twice and she has three kids. One of her kids is very famous as he(James Cox Chambers) is an actor, choreographer and dancer. Anne has been Belgium’s National Ambassador as well as the director of Coca-Cola. Anne is the richest person in Atlanta with an estimated net worth of $13.4 billion. Cox is president of Peachtree Garden Club her being an avid gardener. 
She has a lot of love for dogs and she has seven dogs. Anne (richest woman in the world) is on the board of directors and chairman of Atlanta Newspapers. Anne has used her wealth in various philanthropic missions such Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Shepherd Center, as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the High Museum of Art and the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum and many others. She’s worked on the boards of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the Forward Arts Foundation, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Central Atlanta Progress, Atlanta History Center, and Coca-Cola. Anne is currently worth $14.4 billion.Top 10 Richest Women In The World 2013
SAVITRI JINDAL
Savitri Jindal was born on 20th March 1950 and she is thus 63 years old at the moment. Savitri is ranked as the 8th richest woman in the world. Savitri and her family were listed as the 80th wealthiest person in the world from March 2012 with a net worth of US$10.9 billion. She is the richest woman in India. Savitri is member of the Legislative Assembly (Haryana Vidhan Sabha), as well as the non-executive chairperson of O.P. Jindal Group. Savitri Jindal (richest woman in the world) served as a Minister of Power in the Government of Haryana until the year 2010. Savitri became the chairperson after O. P. Jindal’s (her husband) tragic death in a helicopter crash in the year 2005.
Savitri Jindal (richest woman in the world) has 9 kids. Savitri was happy as a wife and as a mother to her kids. She likes to talk about her late husband and her sons. Most Indian women do not do work outside their homes as they mostly take care of the kids and the house as they husbands do business. Her current net worth is $14.2 billions Top 10 Richest Women In The World 2013 

ABIGAIL JOHNSON
Abigail Johnson was born on the 19th of December 1961. She is an American entrepreneur. She is the 9th richest woman in the world. She is the 22nd wealthiest person in the United States, she was also ranked the 48th richest person in the world and the richest person in Massachusetts with an estimated net worth of $11.3 billion in the month of September 2010. Abigail joined Fidelity Investments, which belonged to his father. 
While she was there she was elected as an equity portfolio manager where she worked from 1988 to 1997. In the year 1997, Abigail was promoted to an executive role in (FMR) Fidelity Management and Research. Additionally, Abigail (richest woman in the world) has had other executive roles in Fidelity Investments as well as in Fidelity Institutional Retirement Services. Presently, Abigail acts as a committee member on Capital Markets Regulation as well as a member of the Board of Directors of SIFMA (Security Industry and Financial Markets Association). Abby is the president of (FFS) Fidelity Financial Services. 
She is philanthropic as she has contributed a minimum of $6 million to the Boys and Girls Club of Boston from the year 2006. Abby’s father (Edward “Ned” Johnson) is the Chairman and CEO of Fidelity Investments hence Abby reports to him. She is said to be the most powerful woman in Finance. She is also a hardworking lady as she continued working even with her pregnancy as well as when she had suffered a serious illness. Abby started working as an associate at (BAH) Booz Allen Hamilton immediately after graduating from college in the year 1984.
 Later on, Abby went to Harvard University to get her MBA and later graduated in the year 1988. Soon after, she got married to a health-care entrepreneur by the name Christopher McKown whom she had met during the course of her work at BAH. The couple got two girls. She is currently $13.3 billion worth. Top 10 Richest Women In The World 2013 

JACQUELINE MARS
Jacqueline Mars was born on the 10th of October 1940. She is currently 73 years old. Mars is a entrepreneur with a net worth of $13.8 billion. She is ranked the 10th richest woman in the world. She has acquired most of her wealth from American candy company Mars, Incorporated, founded by her parents and grandfather.
 Her share from the company has made her the 52nd wealthiest person in the world as well as the 26th wealthiest person in America. Jacqueline Mars got married to David H Badger in the year 1961 and they got three children: Alexandra Badger, Christa Badger and Stephen Mills Badger. Mars had a divorce with David in 1984. 
Mars remarried after two years to Hank Vogel in 1986 that later got divorced again in 1994. As of March 2012, Mars has a net worth of $13.8 billion. Jacqueline has also engaged into selling well known brands of consumer and pet foods such as Uncle Ben’s Rice as well as Whiskas under the Mars umbrella. Mars is a trustee of the U.S Equestrian team and sits on the board of the Washington National Opera. She is currently worth $12 billion.Top 10 Richest Women In The World 2013

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