Usually the media highlights the ranking of the richest men in the world only, so it’s time to take a look at the richest women in 2021. Although a French woman leads the ranking of the richest women in the world, the Americans still maintain most of the advanced positions in this ranking.
And every year, the famous American magazine “Forbes” publishes a list of the richest people in the world. They are not grouped into a single table; Rather, the magazine ranks them according to a variety of factors and criteria, such as age, gender, and field of activity.
More and more women
When looking at the exact data published by the magazine, it is noted that the number of women within this classification is increasing, although the vast majority of the wealthy still belong to the category of old and young men.
It is noticeable that many women millionaires inherited their wealth, and therefore most of them tend to make donations and contribute to the activities of associations and charitable causes. On the other hand, men do not accept this charitable work unless they have accumulated their wealth themselves.
Fifth place: Miriam Adelson
This woman, who has $38 billion in assets, is the wife of entertainment giant Sheldon Adelson, who left her a fortune that made her one of the 5 richest women list.
Adelson had gained fame in Spain years ago, when he visited the capital (Madrid) himself, to take a look at some of the sites where he wanted to build the Eurovegas project, to be the largest entertainment complex in Europe.
Fourth place: Julia Koch
She is the widow of David Koch, a pioneer in agricultural production, and his sons own a majority stake in Koch Industries, which over the past year has become the largest private company in the United States. With a fortune of $46 billion, Julia is one of the most influential members of the company’s board of directors.
3rd place: Mackenzie Scott
In 2019, MacKenzie’s marriage to Jeff Bezos, the owner of Amazon, ended; However, she managed to enter the list of the 3 richest women in the world, with assets of approximately $53 million.
McKinsey is trying to use this wealth to help the needy, as during the past year alone, it distributed nearly $6 billion to more than 500 organizations and charities.
2nd place: Alice Walton
Although Alice has a fortune of $70 billion, given that she is the heiress of Walmart, the most popular supermarket chain in the United States and the most profitable in the world, she lost her lead.
In fact, it has not been affected by the coronavirus crisis; Rather, it made additional profits last year, as Wal-Mart achieved profits of nearly $ 8 billion thanks to its reliance on the system of home delivery, as does Amazon.
1st place: Françoise Bettencourt
Unusually, the leader in the ranking this time is French, not American. Paris, the capital of lights, beauty and love, has enabled one of her daughters, Françoise Bettencourt, to become the richest lady in the universe.
Françoise is the daughter of the founder of the beauty industry giant L’Oréal, with a total asset value of $74 billion, and her brands are known all over the world, as they produce thousands of cosmetics, care and personal hygiene.