Are you ready to meet the youngest female billionaires on the planet? Some of them are as young as 19, while others are over 50 years old. Let us find out how they managed to earn so much money in such a short amount of time!
Holly Branson has $3.8 billion to her name. She took up medicine and specialized in neurology. After she became a doctor, she worked in the neurology department at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Aside from this, she also travels for humanitarian work and philanthropic endeavors. Her father is none other than Sir Richard Branson, who runs over 400 companies and has $4.9 billion to his name.
This 46-year-old woman boasts of a $1.1 billion net worth thanks to the family business. She is a board member and shareholder of Sabanci Holdings, the biggest industrial and financial conglomerate in Turkey. Her dad was murdered by a gunman in 1996. It is neat to know that it makes her the 28th richest person in her home country. She went to the University of Portsmouth and Istanbul Bilgi University.
Ana Lucia de Mattos Barretto Villela
Ana Villela, 45 years old, has a net worth of $2 billion. Her great-granddad founded Itau, one of the biggest banks in Brazil. It later merged with Unibanco, which is why it is now known as Itau-Unibanco. Ana is married and has a low-profile life in Sao Paulo. She is the youngest female Brazilian billionaire!
Lee Seo-Hyun has a net worth of $1.5 billion. The Cheil Industries president has stepped in to fulfill the role in 2015. She has since expanded the company into chemicals and fashion business. She also bought Colombo Via Della Spiga. She has merged her company with Samsung Everland and Samsung SDI, which makes them the lead energy storage solutions producer. On top of this, she also has four children.
Athina Onassis is a surviving descendant of Aristotle Onassis. Yes, she is the granddaughter of Jackie Kennedy Onassis through marriage! She is believed to have inherited as much as $5 billion, $800 million of which she got on her 18th birthday. Recently, it looks like she has been having a tough time. Her fortune has been declining thanks to her lavish lifestyle and $100 million divorce settlement. Here is one headline about the state of her finances: “Athina Onassis May Not Be a Billionaires Anymore!”
Aerin Lauder has a net worth of $2.3 billion. The 48-year-old heiress to the Estee Lauder fortune is the daughter of Ronald Lauder and granddaughter of Estee Lauder herself. She works as the image director of the cosmetic empire and went to the University of Pennsylvania. Aside from her 16 million shares in the company, she has branched out to make her own perfume, cosmetic, furniture, and clothing line.
Dylan Lauren is the daughter of Ralph Lauren. With a net worth of $4.7 billion. She launched Dylan’s Candy Bar, which is the biggest candy shop in the world. She did not join the family empire but let her dad design her dress when she and Paul Arrouet got married in 2011. Even though she does not work in fashion, she did say, “Everyone in my family is entrepreneurial. I learned how to be entrepreneurial from my dad and wanted to start my own business.”
This reality TV star is the younger half-sister of Kim Kardashian and launched Kylie Cosmetics. In less than 3 years, this business venture earned $900 million! Kylie Jenner graced the Forbes magazine cover in July 2018. It proclaimed that she was on her way to becoming the youngest “self-made” billionaire in the US. There were lots of backlash to this as people said, “means having succeeded in life unaided.”
The great-granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst has a net worth of around $8.7 billion. Amanda Hearst was born and raised in NYC. She went to the Chapin School and Fordham University. She also attended Boston College and then dropped out to go into modeling. She is currently the associate market editor at Marie Claire. She also founded Friends and Finn, which prevents the mistreatment of dogs at puppy mills. She also works with an animal rights non-profit organization.
Marie Besnier Beauvalot
At 38 years old, Marie Besnier Beauvalot is already worth $2.5 billion. Her grandfather was the founder of Lactalis, the biggest dairy products group in the world. Her dad is the CEO of the company, which is why Marie and her two brothers now own the entire company. Based in France, it is known for the popular Président brie cheese. She is the type of person who prefers to stay on the down-low.
Charlotte Casiraghi is a model with a net worth of $5.7 billion. The second child of Italian industrialist Stefano Casiraghi and Caroline, Princess of Hanover, she is eighth in line for the Monegasque throne. She attended Sorbonne University and has worked with Gucci in the past. In 2013, the 29-year-old made headlines when she and the older French actor Gad Elmaleh had a child out of wedlock. It did not end happily for them, however. She said, “He wasn’t around enough – and she wanted a father for her son.”
Sara Blakely might only be 45 years old, but she is already worth $1.14 billion. She is the founder of Spanx, which makes pants, leggings, and intimate apparel. In 2012, she was named among the most influential people in the world. Forbes also called her the 93rd most powerful woman. She is married to Jesse Itzler, who co-founded Marquis Jet. The two of them have four children together.
Alexandra Andresen is currently the youngest female billionaire in the world at the age of 22. Born and raised in Oslo, she has a net worth of $1.4 billion. Her father is none other than Norwegian industrialist and Ferd AS owner, Johan H. Andresen Jr. While he has not pressured his kids to enter the family business, he did transfer 80% of his shares to his daughters Alexandra and Katharina.
Tamara Eccleston is a socialite, TV personality, and heiress. The 32-year-old woman has a net worth of $3.6 billion. She is the child of Bernie Ecclestone, the CEO of the Formula One Group. She worked as a Sky Sports Italia presenter and worked on other racing productions before. In 2013, she was put in the spotlight when the press found out that her ex-fiance tried to blackmail her for £200,000 in exchange for keeping mum about her “intimate secrets.” Derek Rose was sentenced to 4 years of jail for it.
Petra Stunt is also the daughter of Bernie Ecclestone. She is a model, socialite, and fashion designer. She is married to James Stunt, and their extravagant wedding supposedly cost them £12 million. The couple recently made headlines for their real estate purchases. Like Tamara, she has also experienced bad luck with other shady people. In 2014, it came out that she got conned out of £1.6 million by someone they hired for the renovation of the mansion. He was later sentenced to prison as well.
Perenna Kei made her fortune by following what her father did. The 28-year-old woman is the daughter of Ji Haipeng, the CEO and chairman of a major Chinese real estate company. She joined the company as the non-executive director. She currently boasts of a $1.3 billion net worth and owns 85% of the company. She is the sole shareholder of Logan Property, a company in the Cayman Islands. While she can probably retire soon, she clearly has the business-savvy for the industry.
Yvonne Bauer has a net worth of $2.4 billion. The 40-year-old woman owns 400 digital productions, 600 magazines, and 50 radio and TV stations all over the world. Impressive, right? Her company is Bauer Media, which was founded in 1875. This makes her the fifth generation to run the Germany-based company. She became the CEO in 2010 as her dad transferred 85% of it to her name.
Laurene Powell Jobs
Laurene Powell Jobs is best known for her marriage to Steve Jobs and her work in philanthropy. Her estimated net worth is $20.5 billion as of October 2018. This 55-year-old woman went to the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is the founder of the Emerson Collective, which aims to help out needy students through entrepreneurship.
Margarita Louis-Dreyfus has a net worth of $9.5 billion. The 52-year-old woman grew up in a Russian orphanage, met billionaire Robert Louis-Dreyfus on an airplane, and married him in 1992. After his death, his company went to her. She is now a French commodity giant who owns companies in over 100 countries. It is cool to hear that the chairman of the group is the second cousin of Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
When she turned 35 years old on the 5th of May 2017, Lynsi Synder got the last portion of her In-N-Out fortune. She currently owns 97% of this fast food chain and has a net worth of $3 billion. Despite her riches, life has been hard for her. In 1993, her uncle died in a plane crash. In 1999, her dad died of a drug overdose. In 2018, she got called the fourth best CEO in the country by employee reviews on Glassdoor.
At the age of 43 years old, Jane Lauder has a net worth of $1.4 billion. Like her sister Aerin, she is also an heiress to the Estee Lauder fortune. She is the global president and general manager of the Origins, Estee Lauder, Darphin, and Ojon brands. She joined the family empire in 1996 and now boasts of 20 million company shares. Her husband, meanwhile, is a former U.S. Federal Reserve System governor.
Zhou Qunfei is 48 years old and considered to be the second richest woman in all of China. She is the richest self-made woman in the world with her $9.8 billion net worth. She grew up poor, with her mom dying when she was only five and then her dad getting injured at work. Despite this, she became a successful entrepreneur. She is the founder of Lens Technology, which specializes in touch screens for Huawei, Samsung, and Apple. She owns a $27 million Hong Kong estate and likes ping pong and mountain climbing.
Sandra Ortega Mera
Sandra Mera is worth an astonishing at $7.3 billion. The 50-year-old woman inherited the family fortune upon the death of her mom in 2013. Her dad Amancio Ortega Gaona is the 4th richest person in the world, which makes her the richest woman in Spain. She has 89% of the company holdings of Rosp Corunna to her name as well as a stake in Inditex, her dad’s clothing company. She has 3 kids.
Meet 37-year-old Yang Huiyan, who has a $25.8 billion net worth. Her dad founded Country Garden Holdings, which has since been transferred to her. She has a hand in the real estate developing business in Australia too. When they started to sell shares, they earned $410 million. In the first four trading days that year, her wealth went up by $2.1 billion. She holds a degree from Ohio State University.
Susanne Klatten is a 56-year-old German heiress with a net worth of $25.1 billion. The richest woman in Germany inherited BMW after the death of her parents. She owns half of it, while her brother holds the other half. She also inherited Atlanta AG, although she sold the pharmaceutical giant for $6 billion. In 1978, she and her mom managed to avoid getting kidnapped thanks to the intervention of the police.
Abigail Pierrepont Johnson
Abigail Johnson is a 54-year-old woman with a net worth of $13.7 billion. The President and CEO of Fidelity Investments and Fidelity International is the granddaughter of the founder and chairman. She has a 49% stake in the company. Forbes said that she is the 19th most powerful woman on the planet.
Allison Sarofim is the daughter of Fayez Sarofim of Fayez Sarofim & Co and the Brown & Root heiress. She has a brother, whom she splits her fortune with. With her $1.5 billion net worth, it is not an issue.
Anna Anissimova has a net worth of $2 billion and gets called the Paris Hilton of Russia. Her dad built a fortune through metal trading. She is a model, actress, and real estate investor. Sadly, her sister got killed by the Russian Mafia. This is the reason she was sent to the US for safety.
Anna Getty has a $2.4 billion net worth. She is the great-granddaughter of Paul Getty of Getty Oil Company. The heiress also has her own line of eco-friendly health products. Before she started her business, she was an actress and yoga instructor. She is also involved in health and wellbeing nonprofits.
Hind Hariri boasts of a $5.5 billion net worth thanks to her Lebanese businessman dad Rafik Hariri. Upon his death, she inherited his money. She likes to stay on the down-low and is considered to be among the youngest billionaires right now. She is currently married and has two sons.
Josie Ho is the daughter of Stanley “The King of Gambling” Ho. The daughter of the Macanese casino mogul has a net worth of $7 billion. She has tried her hand at singing and acting in the past. She once played a prostitute for the camera, but her dad was not pleased by this decision of hers.
Alannah Weston has a net worth of $7.9 billion. The Weston family fortune comes from their chain of bakeries and supermarkets. They are considered to be the second wealthiest family in Canada. She worked as the creative director for Selfridges before she took on the deputy chairman position.
Samantha Kluge has a $9.5 billion net worth. The daughter of TV industry mogul John Kluge, she used to be a party girl but has attempted to settle down. She has one son after getting three divorces.
Georgina Bloomberg has a net worth of $11.5 billion. The kid of former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg, she has been an equestrian since she was a young girl. She is also involved in philanthropic endeavors.
Christy Walton boasts of a $22.5 billion net worth. The widow of Walmart founder John Walton, she is the 2nd richest woman on the planet. She has many company holdings and gives to charities a lot as well.
Delphine Arnault Gancia
Delphine Arnault Gancia is the daughter of Louis Vuitton vice president and director Bernard Arnault. This explains her $26 billion wealth. With a degree from the London School of Economics, she began to work for the family company in 2000. She is currently on the board of directors.
Vanisha Mittal Bhatia
Whoa, Vanisha Mittal Bhatia has a $51 billion net worth. The 35-year-old woman is the child of Indian steelmaking giant Lakshmi N. Mittal. After his death, she got his billions and 34% of company equity.
Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken
Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken has a $13.4 billion net worth and owns 25% of Heineken International. She serves as the executive director of the company. She went to Rijnlands Lyceum Wassenaar and the University of Leiden. Her husband is none other than financier Michel de Carvalho.
At the age of 46, Sheryl Sandberg is worth $1.31 billion. She is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook and the founder of leanin.org. She used to be the VP of Global Online Sales and Operations for Google.
Tory Burch is worth $1 billion. The 50-year-old woman is a businesswoman, philanthropist, and fashion designer. She is the chairman, CEO, and designer of Tory Burch LLC. She was dubbed one of the most powerful women by Forbes in 2015. She got her art history degree at the University of Pennsylvania.
Caroline Hagen Kjos
Unlike other heiresses, Caroline Hagen Kjos took over their family business. Now 32 years old, she is the chairman of the budget grocery chain. She owns over 97% of it and has a sweet $2.8 billion net worth.
Gina Rinehart has a $6.06 billion net worth. The Hancock Prospecting chairwoman inherited 76.6% of the company founded by her dad Lang Hancock. It is a mineral extraction and exploration company in Australia with some of the biggest land leases in the Western part of the country.
At 48 years old, Dona Bertarelli has a $4.5 billion net worth. The Swiss billionaire made her fortune when their family biotech business got sold for $9 billion in 2007. She was the Director of Public and Personal Affairs back then. She started her own business after it was sold.
Chu Lam Yiu
Chu Lam Yiu founded a flavor company in Hong Kong that caters to food, beverage, cosmetics, fragrances, and more. She opened it to the public, which explains how she has a $2.8 billion net worth.
We have all heard of eBay. Princeton graduate Meg Whitman started out working at P&G, Hasbro, and Disney before she became the CEO and President of the ecommerce giant. Under her supervision, the company expanded from 30 employees to over 15,000. She is now the CEO and President of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise as well as the Chairwoman of HP inc. She has a net worth of $2.1 billion.
Marissa Mayer graduated from Stanford and became the first female engineer at Google before she took on the CEO and President post at Yahoo. She was sixth in the 2014 Fortune 40 under 40 list.
Amy Wyss is the child of Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss. She is the heiress to the Wyss Foundation wealth and works on the board of directors and trustees for other companies. She is worth $1.8 billion.
Maggie Magerko earned her wealth from the lumber industry. She learned and inherited from her dad Joe Hardy of 84 Lumber. She took over the company in 1992. Now 50 years old, she is worth $1.8 billion.
Maria Asuncion Aramburuzabala
Maria hails from Mexico and inherited a stake in her dad’s Grupo Modelo beer. Her granddad co-founded the brewery in 1925 and sold half of it to Anheuser-Busch for $20.1 billion in 2013. She has a $5.5 billion net worth.
Milane Duncan Frantz
Based in Houston, Milane Duncan Frantz’s dad has a pipeline business. She inherited a stake in his company upon his passing in 2010. It brought her net worth up to an incredible $5.3 billion. Sweet.
Shari Arison is the richest woman in Israel. She got a lot of money from Carnival Crop, her dad’s cruise line business. She has $3.9 billion to her name thanks to her investments in environmental companies.
Tatiana did not only get money from the Colombian brewery company of her family but also married Andrea Casiraghi, Prince of Hanover. Now 32 years old, she has a stunning net worth of $2.4 billion.
Charlotte Soderstrom is now 39 years old and has a $2.2 billion net worth. She is the heiress to the H&M fortune since her grandfather founded it in 1947. Her dad now sits as the chairman of the company.
Julia Oetker is one of eight kids to inherit the family fortune. She has $2.1 billion to her name. Her dad and granddad made it big in baking and pudding powders. Now 37, she and her siblings disagree about how they should lead the company and divide the wealth among them.
Katharina Andresen hails from Norway and is worth $1.25 billion at only 21 years old. Her dad put 42% of their company in her name. Ferd is a big player in the tobacco industry and got sold for $480 billion.
At just 45 years old, Lee is the richest South Korean woman with her $1.9 billion fortune. She runs the Hotel Shilla chain. Her dad is Lee Kun-Hee, the owner of Samsung. His kids are set to inherit the empire.
The joint CEO and founder of Bet365 boasts of a $3.8 billion net worth. Denise Coates is the 14th richest person in the United Kingdom. She and her brother now run one of the biggest online gambling companies out there.
Born in a rural Chinese village, Gong Haiyan was a talented entrepreneur even early on. She overcame lots of difficulties in life to get to where she is. She founded a successful dating service. It was worth $77 million by the time she took it to NASDAQ.
In 2004, Magdalena took over for her dad on the federal council of the Swiss government. She is worth $3.7 billion and used to work at Johnson & Johnson. She is the eighth wealthiest person in Switzerland.
Elizabeth Holmes used to be worth $4.5 billion. She started Theranos, a blood testing company, after she dropped out of Stanford. She funded the company with her tuition and was declared a self-made woman. Sadly, her company has seen lots of controversy. From $9 billion, its valuation declined to $800 million. She owns half of the company, but there seems to be no chance for her to pay back investors.
Chloe Green is the child of Arcadia Group chairman Sir Philip Green. He is worth $5.1 billion, so she is set to inherit a lot in the future. At the age of 22, she went out with actor Marc Anthony, who is 23 years her senior. She is in the fashion industry and recently made headlines for cozying up with Jeremy Meeks.
Virginie & Claire Courtin-Clarins
These young women are the heiresses to the Clarins Cosmetics wealth. Their granddad Jacques Courtin-Clarins founded it in 1954. It was recently valued at $3.6 billion. They are the daughters of Christian Courtin-Clarins and Corinne Maine de Biran. Clair is an artist with a background in graphic design and architecture, while Virginie holds a business degree and runs a swimsuit line.
Prisca & Jenna Courtin-Clarins
Twins Prisca and Jenna are also heiresses to the Clarins fortune. They are the daughters of sculptor-model Anneli and Olivier Courtin-Clarins. Jenna studies photography in Paris, while her sister co-owns The Nail Factory. After their dad took over the company, the family’s net worth grew to $2 billion.