The world of business is something that many women aspire to enter but fear holding them back. This fear can be attributed to preconceptions about the male-dominated world of finance, as well as outdated beliefs about what it means to be feminine. But there are women across the globe who have not only made their mark on the world of business, they have also secured their place among some of the richest people on earth.
The Most Wealthiest Women in the World in 2021
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers inherited a stake in her family’s company, L’Oreal, from her mother, Liliane Bettencourt, and has since become the richest woman not only in Europe but also the whole world. Living in France, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers’ net worth is $89.1billion. However, Francoise’s net worth increased exponentially in 2017 when her mother died. During that time, she was among the top 20 richest women in the world. Although the company’s profit fell 6% in 2020 due to pandemics, stock still rose 38% and so did the Meyers’ wealth.
With $62.7 billion worth Alice Walton, daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton is in second on the list at the end of 2021. Her fortune grew by $11billion within a short period of time in 2016 when she owned a handsome amount of Walmart shares. Alice is currently 72 years old and lives in Texas, USA. The introduction of free delivery increased Walmart’s online sell throughout the year by 69%, which helped to grow her wealth.