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In the Forbes 2021 world billionaires list, there are 328 women, indicating a 36% increase compared to last year. These women come from various industries and different parts of the world. Here are the top 5 wealthiest women in the world and their net worth.

1. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers and family
After her mother died in 2017, Francoise inherited the giant cosmetic company L’Oreal. The 67-year-old has served on the company’s board since 1997. According to, despite being the heiress to the giant skincare products company, the France citizen is also an accomplished author of Greek mythology works and literature. Bettencourt Meyers has a net worth of $73.6 billion.

2. Alice Walton
Despite losing her spot as the world’s richest woman to Meyers, the only daughter of the Walmart founder, Sam Walton, still managed to gain over $7 billion thanks to free delivery, which led to a 69% boost in online sales. In 2011, the 71-year-old opened the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Her net worth stands at $61.8 billion.

3. Mackenzie Scott
After her marriage to the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos ended in 2019, the 50-year-old donated almost $6 billion to 500 nonprofit groups across the United States by July 2020. According to, Scott received a 4% stake in the Amazon company as part of their divorce settlement. Mackenzie remarried Dan Jewett, a science teacher who joined her in the wealth giveaway pledge. She has a net worth of $53 billion.

4. Julia Flesher Koch and family
After the death of her husband David Koch in 2019, Julia Koch and her three children inherited 42% of the family business. Last year, Koch Industries were the largest private company in America. The 58-year-old plays an essential role in the company’s board of directors. She has a net worth of $46.4 billion.

5. Miriam Adelson
Miriam took over 56% stake of Las Vegas Sands casino operator after her husband, Sheldon Adelson, passed on in January 2021 at the age of 87. As a result of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, the company recorded a net loss of $1.69 billion last year—lockdowns led to the closure of two Las Vegas casinos and resorts. The 75-year-old has a net worth of $38.2 billion.