The 23 Richest Women in the World

According to Forbes Magazine, there are 2,668 billionaires in the world in 2022. This year’s list of billionaires includes 327 women, 101 of whom created their own wealth, while the rest inherited theirs.

These 23 women hold more wealth than many whole countries. From several generations of the same family to self-made billionaires, these are the 23 richest women in the world.

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers

Bettencourt Meyers inherited her wealth after her mother, Liliane Bettencourt Meyers, passed away in 2018. At that time, she became the world’s most well-to-do woman. 

Alice Walton

Alice Walton is part of the Walton family, one of the wealthiest families in the world. She inherited her money from her father, Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart, an American multinational retail corporation. 

Julia Koch

Julia Koch became a billionaire when she and her three children inherited 42% of her late husband’s wealth. David Koch owned Koch Industries, the second-largest private company in the United States.

MacKenzie Scott

Scott divorced her husband, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in 2019, and part of the settlement included 25% of Bezos’ Amazon holdings.

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