7 Richest Women in the World 2021: Bezos' Ex-Wife is Number 3

7 Richest Women in the World 2021: Bezos' Ex-Wife is Number 3

Women are conquering the world and showing the opposite sex that they can also achieve whatever anyone can. Seven of these women are the richest in the world and role models to others aspiring to greatness.

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Courtesy of Forbes, Briefly.co.za brings you the top seven richest women in the world.

1. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers & family

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is the richest woman in the world with a nett worth of $73.6 billion. She inherited her fortune from her mother, Liliane Bettencourt, who died in 2017.

Liliane's father founded L'Oreal, a cosmetic company on whose board Francoise has served since 1997. The richest woman in the world is 67 years old.

List of top 7 richest women in the world finally out, Jeff Bezos' ex-wife is number 3
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers is the richest woman in the world. Photo credit: Martin Bureau/AFP
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2. Alice Walton

Alice Walton is worth $61.8 billion which makes her the second-richest woman in the world. Her source of wealth is the retail giant, Walmart.

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The 71-year-old American woman lost the number one spot to Meyers.

List of top 7 richest women in the world finally out, Jeff Bezos' ex-wife is number 3
Alice Walton is the daughter of Walmart founder, Sam Walton. Photo credit: Rick T. Wilking
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3. MacKenzie Scott

Jeff Bezos' ex-wife is worth $53 billion. Her source of wealth is Amazon. Her marriage with Bezos ended in 2019, which became the beginning of her journey to the list of world's top female billionaires.

The number three richest woman is 53 years and from the United States.

List of top 7 richest women in the world finally out, Jeff Bezos' ex-wife is number 3
MacKenzie Scott is the third richest woman in the world. Photo credit: Jörg Carstensen/picture alliance
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4. Julia Koch & family

Julia Koch is worth $46.4 billion. She and her children have 42% stake in the family business, Koch Industries.

List of top 7 richest women in the world finally out, Jeff Bezos' ex-wife is number 3
Julia Koch's net worth is $46.4 billion. Photo credit: Neilson Barnard
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5. Miriam Adelson

The 75-year-old American woman is the fifth richest woman in the world with a nett worth of $38.2 billion.

She controls 56% stake in cas*no operator Las Vegas Sands.

List of top 7 richest women in the world finally out, Jeff Bezos' ex-wife is number 3
Miriam Adelson is a 75-year-old American billionaire. Photo credit: Michael Tullberg
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6. Jacqueline Mars

Jacqueline Mars is worth $31.3 billion. Her source of wealth is Mars Incorporated, a candy, pet care and food company.

She is 81 years and from the United States.

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List of top 7 richest women in the world finally out, Jeff Bezos' ex-wife is number 3
Jacqueline Mars's net worth stands at $31.3 billion. Photo credit: Jay Mallin/Bloomberg
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7. Yang Huiyan & family

Yang Huiyan's source of wealth is real estate and the Chinese woman is worth $29.6 billion. The 39-year-old woman owns about 58% of China-based real estate developer Country Garden Holdings.

List of top 7 richest women in the world finally out, Jeff Bezos' ex-wife is number 3
Yang Huiyan is the youngest in the list of the top 7 world's richest women. Photo credit: Yang Huiyan Foundation
Source: Facebook

Briefly.co.za previously compiled a list of richest people in Africa 2021.

Aliko Dangote is the richest person in Africa with a nett worth of $12.1 billion. He founded Dangote Cement, the largest cement producer in Africa.

The business mogul has a refinery that has been under construction since 2016 and is expected to be one of the world’s largest oil refineries once completed.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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