While there are many women billionaires, there are not many in the list of top 10 richest. The only woman billionaire who is among the top ten richest is 67-year-old Francoise Bettencourt Meyers.
According to Forbes’ real-time billionaires' list, her net worth is $93.4 billion, up by $439 million. Bettencourt Meyers is a French billionaire heiress who is the only daughter and heiress of Liliane Bettencourt. Her wealth is tied with cosmetics company L’Oréal.
Bettencourt Meyers and her family hold 33.17 per cent of the stocks of the listed company. She is the granddaughter of L’Oréal founder Eugene Schueller. As per Bloomberg Billionaire Index, her net worth is around $92.5 billion.
Meanwhile, the richest person in the world as per the net worth is Bernard Arnault and family. His net worth is $200.5 billion.
The second richest female, as per Forbes’ real-time billionaires' list, is Alice Louise Walton, an American heiress to the fortune of Walmart. She is ranked 17th in the list.
The third richest female is ranked as the 25th richest and that is Julia Koch and her three children who inherited a 42 per cent stake in Koch Industries from her late husband, David.