Surely, the most eminent and tangible of all the ownerships which a person has is the money. It plays the role of a mediator or a buffer primarily between the needs of the person and other factors. Although most of the countries are in the situation of an economic meltdown, but still there numerous people who are still earning some great amounts of profits as each second passes by. Whether you give credit to the person or to their ancestors, they still remain one of the most successful people in the whole world. The reasons behind there such multifaceted success can be varying depending upon on their profits and their investments. Now here the stance is not primarily towards the men, but in fact it is towards some of the most successful women in the world. Those women who believe that they are still oppressed by the dominant and chauvinistic men, the examples of these rich women are the most pragmatic of them all. “Women need men for their survival and sustenance”, this conception has now completely faded away across most of the countries. Most of the women are very close to even the richest men in the word in terms of property and holding the ownership of many companies. Obviously, the life of these women is not easy, as they have to spend their days and nights in carrying out the operations of their companies. This fact would be better understood once you read out the below mentioned ranking about the top ten richest women in the world.
10. Savitri Jindal
As reported by many sources, the current net worth of Savitri Jindal and family is nearly $ 10.9 billion. The reported amount has been estimated based on the profits till the month of March 2012. Being the wife of the former industrial magnate, Om Prakash Jindal, Savitri Jindal had received most of her current net worth from the former owner of the company. Presently, this woman is not only involved in the localized business, but also in the businesses which are spread all around the world. The major reservoir of her earnings is her steel business which is also distributed between her sons. Being the one of the biggest and most profitable steel suppliers of India, Savitri Jindal has qualified for our number 9th spot. Although her net worth has dropped in comparison to the last year, but still she remains among the top ten richest women of the globe.
9. Anne Cox Chambers
At number 9 we have the 92 year old woman and daughter of the late James M. Cox, Anne Cox. With the ownership of the Cox Enterprises in her hand, Anne earned some great amount of profits since she became the owner. Despite of being in such an old age, she still takes a great amount of interest in the operations of the company. Her current net worth which has been reported till the month of March, 2012 is nearly $ 12.5 billion. She has also made investments in some other businesses located in the United States of America. Like most of the billionaires these days she also donates some major amounts of her profits for the philanthropic activities. In relation to the last year earnings which she made, her profits have dropped for this year. She has also been consistently supporting the High Museum of Art which has now dedicated a portion of the museum in recognition to her funds and support for the museum.
8. Susanne Klatten
Susanne Klatten is on our number 8th spot with a current net worth of $ 13 billion. Presently, she is one of the biggest shareholders and partner of the highly successful company, BMW. The shares were transferred to her after the death of her father, Herbert Quandt. His father was the major supporter of the company in the times of its bankruptcy. It was due to the financial support of her father a few decades that the company was able to survive. In addition to her shares in BMW, she also holds more than 50 percent ownership rights and shares of the pharmaceutical company named Atlanta. Atlanta is now being regarded as one of the top notch and most powerful corporate companies in the world. The medicine which is produced by this company is exported all around the world
7. Jacqueline Mars
Jacqueline Mars has made it to our number 7th spot with a net worth of nearly $ 13.8 billion. The great sums of money and ownership rights were inherited by her from the businesses of her parents and grandparents. Most of you might have guesses till now that she is the owner of the famous candy company, Mars which is located inside the U.S. In addition to some high quality candies, the company also produces various forms of dog foods. Over the span of the past few years she and her family have been constantly buying more and more companies, thus bringing them under one banner of the Mars Company. With so many confectionaries under her ownership, her profits for this year have increased.
6. Birgit Rausing
The owner of “Tetra Laval” and one of the richest persons in the world, Birgit Rausing has made it our number 6th spot. Tetra Laval is no doubt one of the biggest and most profitable packaging companies in the world with the most amounts of profits being reported in the past few years. According to a number of sources, her current worth has been reported to be around $ 14 billion. The ownership and all the rights of the company had been transferred to her after the death of Gad Rausing, her husband. Tetra Laval had been launched in the mid 90’s and had given a new shape to the liquid packaging methods and processes. In relation to her earnings of the last year, her current profits have increased.
5. Iris Fontbona
At number 5th spot, we have yet another highly successful woman, Iris Fontbona. The major seed of her huge profits is her mining business which is spread across all the major countries of the world. The center of her mining business is located in Chile and nearby countries. Before her, it was her husband who was the biggest shareholder in the company, Antofagasta. The shares were transferred to her after the death of her husband. Her current net worth has been estimated to be around $ 17.8 billion by the Forbes magazine and a number of other reliable sources. Her company is presently among the biggest copper miners in the whole world.
4. Alice Walton
Being the daughter of one of the founders of Wal-Mart, Alice Walton has a current net worth of $ 23.3 billion thus making her the fourth richest woman in the world. There is no doubt in asserting that the Wal-Mart Company is one of the most successful and highly famous companies in the world. Presently, she is on the number 10th spot in terms of the American Billionaires. Although the ownership of the company is shared between many individuals, but still she has loads and loads of cash under her name. Her estimated earnings have also increased in comparison to her last year net worth.
3. Liliane Bettencourt
Being the richest woman in France and with a net worth of $ 24 billion, Bettencourt has made it our number 3 spot. She is presently the prime owner of the company, L’Oreal. She had also acquired a lot of money from her late father, Eugene Schueller. Like most of the other women in this top ten list, her earnings have also increased in comparison to the last year. All her life she had been the victim of criticism for her relationship with the top political personalities of France.
2. Christy Walton
Christy is among the top shareholders in the Wal-Mart company alongside Alice Walton. Her current net worth has been reported to be around $ 25.3 billion. Based on the reports of a number of sources, she had received more than $ 15 billion after the death of her husband, John Walton. She also holds some major shares in the company named “First Solar”. Her profits for this year have increased in equivalence to her last year profits. In comparison to other richest women she leads in terms of donating money for philanthropic efforts. From the year 2002 till now she had donated billions to various charitable organizations and schools.
1. Georgina Gina Rinehart
With more than $ 29.17 billion in her hands, Georgina Gina Rinehart had made it to our number 1 spot. Presently, she is also the richest women there is in the continent of Asia. Most of her current ownerships had been transferred to her after the death of her husband who himself was an industrial tycoon. For this year, her reported earnings have increased which is primarily due to the profits she has earned from her mining business which is spread all over the world. It has been reported that over the last year, her profits have tripled thus making her the richest woman in the world. All the companies in which she has shares and ownerships are under private ownership. She had surpassed the profits of Christy Walton in the month of May, 2012 based on the reports of a number of reliable sources and magazines. She also possesses a great deal of knowledge about the minerals which her company mines and also participates openly in carrying out the operations of the company.