Top 10 richest women 2014
Updated: 2014-03-04 17:25
Forbes magazine announced its annual list of the world's richest people on Monday, which included a record number of women.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc heiress Christy Walton was the highest-ranking woman, in ninth place, at $36.7 billion, Forbes said in announcing the list. France's Liliane Bettencourt, who got much of her wealth from cosmetics company L'Oreal SA, was next among women at $34.5 billion, and ranked 11th overall.
Roughly two-thirds of the world's billionaires, or 1,080, were self-made. The United States had the most billionaires, with 492, followed by China at 152 and Russia at 111. Algeria, Lithuania, Tanzania and Uganda joined the list with one each.
No 1: Christy Walton
Net Worth: $36.7 billion
Source Of Wealth: Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart Stores Inc heiress Christy Walton is the highest-ranking woman, in ninth place, at $36.7 billion. [Photo/Xinhua]
Walton is the richest woman in the world once again, taking back the title from L'Oreal Heiress Liliane Bettencourt. She has now held that title for 4 out of the last 5 years.