5 World's richest womenGirl power is on the rise, and what great financial power it is!
It doesn't appear to be slowing down either. Without a shadow of a doubt the world is a better place because of it.
In a male dominated world were they were once relegated to a backseat position in matters of money, power and influence, women have now become a force to reckon with.
The amazing fact is that certain women have worked their way up the ladder of wealth, and have attained the right to be called some of the most powerful people on earth.
The following is the list of 5 of the richest women in the world in the year 2016.
5. Susanne Klatten
She hails from Germany and she is the 5 richest woman in the world and the 54th richest person in the world this year.
Daughter of the former 9th richest
woman on this list: Johanna Quandt, Klatten comes from a powerful family.
Along with her brother, Klatten Owns close to half of BMW.
Susanne Klatten's networth is $18.5 billion.
4. Maria Franca Fissolo
She is the widow and heiress of Michele Ferrero of the Ferrero group.
At 98 years of age, she is the oldest woman on our list.
With a fortune of $22.1 billion, Fissolo is the richest woman in Italy and the 4th world's richest woman in the world.
3. Jacqueline Mars
The Candy queen.
Would you like a Mars bar?
Jacqueline Mars is the 3rd richest woman in the world.
Seven years ago the American heiress inherited the Mars company from her late father.
And now along with her brother, she runs the popular pet food and candy company.
Jacqueline Mar's networth is $23.4 billion.
2. Alice Walton
In 1962 a mega superstore chain was born. Its name is Wal-mart.The founder; Sam Walton built one of the biggest and richest establishments on earth. And now thanks to the huge revenue generated by the world famous store, his daughter, Alice Walton is the 2nd richest woman on the planet.
Alice Walton has a networth of $32.3 billion.
1. Liliane Bettencourt
The world's richest woman is France's Liliane Bettencourt.
The 93 year old heiress owes her wealth to cosmetic giant L'Oreal.
She is also the 11th richest person in the world.
Bettencourt has a networth of $36.1 billion.