Forbes Billionaire List: Top 10 richest women of the World

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*

Company: Walmart

Country: USA

Net Worth: $46 billion

*2. Francoise Bettencourt Meyer*

Company: Loreal

Country: France

Net Worth: $42.2 billion

*3. Sussane Klatten*

Company: BMW

Country: Germany

Net Worth: $25 billion

*4. Jacqueline Mars*

Company: Mars

Country: USA

Net Worth: $23.6 billion

*5. Yang Huiyan*

Company/business: Real Estate

Country: China

Net Worth: $21.8 billion

*6. Laurene Powell Jobs*

Company: Apple

Country: USA

Net Worth: $18.8 billion

*7. Gina Rinehart*

Company/business: Mining

Country: Australia

Net Worth: $17.4 billion

*8. Iris Fontbona and family*

Company/business: Mining

Country: Chile

Net Worth: $16.3 billion

*9. Abigail Johnson*

Company/business: Money Management

Country: USA

Net Worth: $15.9 billion

*10. Charlene de Carvalho*

Company: Heineken

Country: Netherlands

Net Worth: $15.8 billion