Wealth-X's recent census reveals that about 11.9% of the billionaires in the world are women; though the share is pretty minor, but the wealth that these women own is incredible. The infographic below shows the top 50 richest women in the world as of 2021 and where these billionaires are from.
According to the infographic, the richest woman in the world currently is Francoise Bettencourt Meyers and family who own about 33% of the entire stock in a French personal beauty brand, L'Oréal S.A. Meyers is the granddaughter of L'Oréal's founder. The Francoise Bettencourt Meyers and family has a net worth of $71.4 billion. Followed closely by a member of another richest family, Alice Walton, the heiress of Walmart's empire is the world's second-richest lady. Along with her brothers, Walton owns more than half of Walmart's share, and she has a net worth of $68 billion.
MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of the world's second-richest man and the CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, ranks as the third richest billionaire globally. Scott was one of those people who lifted the country from the ground to seven skies from scratch. She owns an eye-watering net worth of $54.9. MacKenzie Scott is also a philanthropist; she gave away a hefty amount of money ($5.8 billion) in 2020 for various causes including, racial equality and climate change.
Women have surely made progress in terms of wealth, but there is still a large proportion of males in the list of the world's wealthiest people. Regardless of gender, what matters the most is how these billionaires spend their money. Do they impact society by contributing to a change or keep it all for themselves?
Infographic by: Visualcapitalist.com