When most people hear billionaire, many picture an older man, normally a tech or media mogul. However, these ladies will certainly change that outlook. Some have inherited their money while others are self-made. Check out the beautiful female billionaires from across the globe.
Serra Sabanci is a member of the richest family in Turkey. Serra is a board member and leading shareholder of her family’s business, Sabanci Holdings. Sabanci Holdings is the largest industrial and financial corporation in Turkey. Sabanci is worth $1.1 billion. Sadly, with money came tragedy for the 42-year-old, as her father was assassinated in 1996, but the leftist armed group DHKP-C.
Ana Lucia de Mattos Barretto Villela
Ana Lucia de Mattos Barretto Villela’s great-grandfather founded Itau, an extremely successful bank in Brazil. In 2008, Itau merged with Unibanco, which created the largest non-state bank in Latin America. Ana Lucia sat on the board for the bank at the young age of 21. However, now 44 years old, she has since left the corporate life and is using her $1.69 billion fortune to help others. One issue in which she is battling is the commercialization of children through advertising. She feels using children to make money for a company is just wrong. Her fight has led to threats even by her own family’s company.
Lee Seo-Hyun, 44 years old, is the daughter of the Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-Hee. Lee currently acts as the head of Samsun’s CT&T Fashion division. Despite having a net worth of $1.82 billion, Lee has dealt with several familial struggles. In 2005, her sister committed suicide. The details of her death are still widely unknown. In 2017, her brother was indicted and jailed on bribery charges.
Aerin Lauder has a net worth of $2.3 billion and is the heiress of the Estée Lauder Company. Along with acting as the style and image director for the Estée Lauder Companies, the 47-year-old, also has her own cosmetic and furniture line called AERIN. Estée Lauder recently came under fire as it is being sued for not giving equal paid-leave for new fathers compared to new mothers.
Tamara Ecclestone is the daughter of Bernie Ecclestone, the former chief executive of the Formula One Group. The 33-year-old has previously worked at Sky Sports Italia and has been the center of several reality shows. In 2013, she made headlines when it was revealed that her former fiancee, Derek Rose, had tried to blackmail her for £200,000. He claimed he would sell intimate secrets to press if not paid. Rose was found guilty and sentenced to jail.
Dylan Lauren may be the heiress to the Ralph Lauren fashion empire, but she has chosen to create her own wealth. In 2001, she founded Dylan’s Candy Bar. The store, which is considered the largest candy store in the United States, has 5 locations across the country. Although she hasn’t followed her father’s fashion footsteps, this 43-year-old has a $4.6 billion net worth.
Athina Onassis is the last surviving descendant of the shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. For her 18th birthday, she received a $100 million inheritance. That worth was further expanded when she inherited a total of 55% of her grandfather’s fortune. Experts estimate that her worth, at its climax, was $5 billion. However, today, many argue it is much, much less. With her recent divorce in 2016, that cost her $100 million, many believe 32-year-old is no longer a billionaire.
Amanda Hearst is the heiress of the William Randolph Hearst’s media conglomerate. The 33-year-old is also a market editor at Marie Claire magazine. It was reported by Harper’s Bazaar that Amanda’s annual spendings were nearly $140,000. Since the article was published, she has done her best to keep her life private. Along with working for magazines, she uses her $8 billion worth to run “Friends of Finn,” an organization whose mission is to stop the inhumane treatment of dogs in puppy mills.
Charlotte Casiraghi is the 31-year-old daughter of Caroline, the Princess of Hanover, and industrialist, Stefano Casiraghi. Charlotte is 8th in line to the throne of Monaco. The heiress to a $5 billion fortune is a decorated equestrian and philosopher. She also has been vocal about the harm the fashion industry causes on the environment. In 2013, she made headlines when she had a son, out of wedlock with Gad Elmaleh. The couple split in 2015.
Sara Blakely is a self-made billionaire after she created and launched the women undergarment’s line, Spanx. Today, she is 46 years old and has a net worth of $1.25 billion. However, when she started designing her product, she only had $5,000. Her product took off in November 2000, when Oprah named Spanx one of her “favorite things.” Her creations are sold in 56 countries across the globe.
Alexandra Andresen, 21, is the daughter of Johan H. Andresen, who owns the investment and real estate company Ferd AS. Despite only being ten years old at the time, in 2007, her father transferred 42.2% stake in his company to Alexandra. Even though she grew up with money, Alexandra has always saved and only drove second-hand cars in her teen years. Today, she is world’s youngest billionaire with a worth of $1.22 billion.
Perenna Kei is the owner of 85% stake in the Logan Property Holding, a real estate company located near Hong Kong. She became the sole shareholder when the company extended into the Cayman Islands. As she is a Hong Kong resident, ownership of offshore companies do not need to be reported to the Chinese government, and therefore their earnings are not taxed. She also has a family trust in Guernsey, an island located off the coast of France.
Yvonne Bauer is the fifth generation of her family to head Bauer Media. Bauer Media owns 600 magazines, 400 digital products and 100 radio and TV stations worldwide. Yvonne was named CEO and given 85% of the company in 2010. Her three older sisters only got 5%. Today, Bauer is 40 years old and has a net worth of $3.2 billion.
Laurene Powell Jobs
Although most know her as the widow of Apple Founder, Steve Job’s widow, Laurene Powell Jobs is so much more. She founded the Emerson Collective as well as College Track, a nonprofit that helps disadvantaged students prep for and graduate from college. In October 2017, it was reported she bought a stake in Monumental Sports & Entertainment group. Today, she has a net worth of $21 billion.
Tory Burch launched her colorful, preppy fashion line from her own kitchen. She had previously worked for Ralph Lauren and Vera Wang but launched her line in 2009. Her worth is approximately $1 billion. Despite launching an extremely successful fashion line, Tory Burch has seen her troubles. She had a long-standing legal battle with her ex-husband, who she says created a knock-off Tory Burch fashion line called “Wonder C” as well as accused him of spying on her company in order to better his own.
Margarita Louis-Dreyfus is the widow of Robert Louis-Dreyfus and has a net worth of $5.3 billion. When her husband passed in 2009, she took over his position of chairman of the Louis Dreyfus Group. She used to own the soccer team, Olympique Marseille. However, she sold the team for 45 million euros in October 2016. If the name Louis-Dreyfus sounds familiar, it is because she is the second cousin (by marriage) to Seinfeld and Veep actress, Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Lynsi Snyder is the youngest billionaire in the United States with a net worth of $1.1 billion. When she turned 30 years old, she was given 50% of the shares of the burger fast food chain In-N-Out. When she turned 35, she was given almost all the rest of the shares. Despite having so much money, Snyder has faced some hard times. Her father died of a drug overdose when she was a teen, and she has been married four times. However, she says she found religion and is now in a better place.
Jane Lauder is the sister of Aerin Lauder and is the co-heiress to the Estée Lauder fortune. Jane joined the company a year after graduating from Stanford University. She used to manage Origins, the all-natural makeup line. However, today she runs Clinique. As stated previously, the Estée Lauder company has recently come under fire for not providing equal paid leave for new fathers and mothers.
Marie Besnier Beauvalot
Marie Besnier Beauvalot is worth $4.9 billion. Her grandfather, André Besnier, founded the Besnier Group which later became known as Lactalis. The company was handed down to her father and was eventually split between her and her two siblings in 2000. Today, Lactalis is the biggest dairy producer in Europe, so Beauvalot’s fortune is only expected to grow.
Christina Estrada is a former model and was the second wife of Saudi billionaire Walid Juffali, worth $4 billion. The two married in 2001 and lived in his palace in Surrey, England where they had “three butlers, six gardeners, five maids, two laundry girls, two drivers, two personal assistants, two nannies and an estate manager on the staff.” Despite comforts the likes most of don’t dare fantasize about the couple divorced in 2014. Estrada left the marriage a millionaire and after Juffali’s death sued for property she claimed he hid from her.
Zhou Qunfei was the youngest of three children born to a poor family who lived in China. Qunfe was a bright student but dropped out of school at age 16 to help support the family. She eventually took a job in a watchmaking factory and when the factory folder, she opened her own business. She opened Lens Technology which specializes in touchscreen lens technology. Today, she has a net worth of $11.5 billion.
Josie Ho is a singer and actress from Hong Kong. However, she is also the daughter of Stanley Ho, who owns 19 casinos in Macau. Josie’s father is an extremely successful businessman with a fortune of $2.5 billion. However, the business life wasn’t meant for Josie. Despite her father’s wishes, she became the frontwoman of a band and also an actress. She has played small roles in several films such as “Contagion” and “Open Grave.”
Sandra Ortega Mera
Sandra Ortega Mera is the daughter of the second-richest person in the world, Amancio Ortego. Amancio is the founder of Inditex, the biggest fashion group in the world. After her mother passed in 2013, she inherited 89% of Rosp Corunna, the holding company her mother used to manage her wealth. This inheritance made her the second-richest person in Spain behind her father. Today, she concentrates on running Fundación Paideia, a nonprofit founded by her mother. She has a net worth of $7.4 billion.
Yang Huiyan is the owner of Country Garden Holdings, a real estate developer company. Her father founded the company. He transferred most of his stake in the company to Yang in 2005. Yang is also the chair of Bright Scholar Education Holdings, a Chinese education company. This Ohio State University grad has a net worth of $21.2 billion.
Georgina Bloomberg is the daughter of former New York City Mayor and Bloomberg L.P. founder, Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg has a net worth of $50.1 billion. Georgina is a decorated equestrian and has co-authored several young adult novels about the equestrian show circuit. Her love of horses has led her to become a very vocal animal rights activist. However, she has recently been romantically linked to Carlos Arruza Jr., who is an avid hunter. The relationship has caused quite a stir.
Susanne Klatten gained her $23.9 billion fortune as a part owner of the luxury car company BMW. After her parents passed, she and her brother received 50% ownership of the company. She also inherited 50% of the pharmaceutical company Altana AG. Klatten is credited with making the company one of the most profitable pharmaceutical companies in the world. However, she sold Altana AG in 2006, for $6 billion.
Petra Stunt, 28, is the sister of Tamara Ecclestone and daughter of Bernie Ecclestone. Like her sister, Petra is also a model and socialite. Both sisters have been known to have a bad shopping habit. However, Petra has spent insane amounts of money, including a wedding that reportedly cost nearly $18 million. She and her sister will most likely split their father’s $3.1 billion fortune.
Abigail Johnson is the granddaughter of Edward Johnson II, who founded the mutual fund company, Fidelity Investments. Today, Fidelity holds nearly $2.1 trillion in managed assets. At the helm of all this money is Abigail. She became CEO of the company in 2014 and she currently owns 24.5% stake. Her net worth is $18 billion.
Samantha Kluge is the only biological daughter of John Kluge. Kluge was a media mogul and best known as the owner of Metromedia. John built his net worth up to $12 billion and was once the richest man in America. Much of his wealth has been passed down to his daughter, Samantha. Samantha has been married several times. In 2012, she was sued by her ex-boyfriend who claimed she abruptly dumped him and kicked him out of the house. He was seeking payments of six-to-seven figures.
Delphine Arnault is the daughter of Bernard Arnault, the CEO of LVMH, the world’s largest luxury-goods company. After attending the London School of Economics as well as working for companies such as Christian Dior Couture, Delphine became a board member of LVHM n 2003. This promotion made her the first woman and youngest person to occupy that post. Delphine is making a hefty salary. However, her expected inheritance is around $4 billion.
Holly Branson is the daughter of Virgin Group founder, Sir Richard Branson. Despite being an heiress to a $4.2 billion-dollar fortune, Holly has decided to branch away from the family business and create her own path. She attended medical school and studied neurology. Along with working as a neurologist, she enjoys traveling the world, giving back to those in need. Branson has famous friends such as the Duchess herself, Kate Middleton.