Forbes Billionaire List: Top 10 richest women of the World
NEW DELHI - Walmart heiress Alice Walton is the richest woman in the world according to Forbes Magazine list on Tuesday.
Forbes has estimated Walton's wealth at $46 billion followed by Loreal's Francoise Bettencourt Meyer whose wealth has been estimated at $42.2 billion.
Forbes billionaires rankings has found that 256 women made the 2018 rich list, and touted it an all-time high. Their collective net worth topped $1 trillion, up 20 percent since last year, Forbes added.
Overall, there are now a record 2,208 billionaires in the world, Forbes counted, and their combined worth is $9.1 trillion, up 18 percent from last year.
The US has the most billionaires (585), followed by mainland China (373).
Forbes' list contains 259 newcomers, including the first-ever cryptocurrency billionaires.
*Check out 10 richest women in the world in 2018*
*1. Alice Walton*
Net Worth: $46 billion
*2. Francoise Bettencourt Meyer*
Net Worth: $42.2 billion
*3. Sussane Klatten*
Net Worth: $25 billion
*4. Jacqueline Mars*
Net Worth: $23.6 billion
*5. Yang Huiyan*
Company/business: Real Estate
Net Worth: $21.8 billion
*6. Laurene Powell Jobs*
Net Worth: $18.8 billion
*7. Gina Rinehart*
Net Worth: $17.4 billion
*8. Iris Fontbona and family*
Net Worth: $16.3 billion
*9. Abigail Johnson*
Company/business: Money Management
Net Worth: $15.9 billion
*10. Charlene de Carvalho*
Net Worth: $15.8 billion