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Top 10 Richest Women in the World 2012

As soon as the word “richest people” flickers in our mind, we tend to think about all the plushest male personalities. Be it Carlos Slim, computer savvy Bill Gates or Warren buffet, we only think upon these names in the list of richest person on this earth. We could say it’s very natural for us not to look upon women making it to the list of richest personalities. But, contrary to our accustomed perception, it is very much true that womenfolk are these days entitled for their fortune. They are praised for their affluence and considered in top niches of the society as well. Their hard work, luck and inherited wealth have made women list among the richest populaces all over the world. In today’s post we get you the list of Top 10 Richest Women in this World. Know more about these powerful ladies and their interesting details.  Have a look-

  1. 1.Christy Walton
  2.  Liliane Bettencourt
  3. Alice Walton
  4. Georgina Rinehart
  5. Iris Fontbona
  6. Birgit Rausing
  7. Jacqueline Mars
  8. Susanne Klatten
  9. Anne Cox Chambers
  10. Savitri Jindal

10. Savitri Jindal- $10.9Billion (India)
Ranked as the world’s 44th richest person, Savitri Jindal is an Indian steel magnate. At the age of 61, she is a reputed chairperson of Jindal Steel and Power limited. She is also honorable member of Haryana’s Legislative Assembly.

9. Anne Cox Chambers- $12.5 Billion (USA)
At the age of 92, Anne Cox chambers still heads the board of Cox enterprises and continues to be one of the world’s most successful media proprietors. At present, Anne resides at Atlanta Georgia and has three children from both of her marriages.

8. Susanne Klatten- $13 Billion (Germany)
The inherited share in BMW and Atlana has made Susanne Khatten the richest woman in Germany. Married to Jan Klatten she lives with her three children in Bad Homburg. The 50 year old is also one of the biggest sponsors in Christian Democratic Union.

7. Jacqueline Mars- $13.8 Billion (USA)
Jacqueline Mars has inherited fortune and share in her grandfather’s renowned bonbon company, Mars. At the age of 71, she is twice divorced and has two children. Jacqueline is fourth richest woman in America and resides at The Plains, Virginia.

6. Birgit Rausing – $14 Billion (Switzerland/Sweden)
Brigit Rausing, a well-known Swedish art historian is the country’s third richest person and lives at Vaud, Switzerland.  She is the widow of Gad Rausing and inherited packaging colossal Tetra Laval after his life’s end in 2000.

5. Iris Fontbona- $17.8 Billion (Chile)
Iris Fontbona is a Chilean businesswoman and owns Antofagasta, one of the biggest copper mining companies. She has acquired wealth from her husband, Andronico Luksic, the founder of Antofagasta. It’s interesting to know that despite being on the list of richest woman, Iris has no page in Wikipedia.

4. Georgina Rinehart- $18 Billion (Australia)
Georgina Rinehart, the heiress of mining industry, Hancock Prospecting, is the richest woman in Australia. Though Gina has inherited wealth from her father, but with commendable hard work she has continued his bequest in business progression.

3. Alice Walton- $23.3 Billion (USA)
Alice Walton is the daughter of Sam Walton, founder of the notable Wal-Mart Empire. Being an heiress, the woman’s share in Wal-Mart fortune has made her the tenth richest American. Not to forget she is sister in law of the richest Christy Walton, who ranks top in our list. Alice Walton resides in Texas with her four grown up children.

2. Liliane Bettencourt- $24 Billion (France)
Being the only child of billionaire Eugene Schuellerm, Liliane inherited all his fortune in 1957. Presently at the age of 88, Liliane Bettencourt is a successful French entrepreneur. Reputed to be the wealthiest woman in Europe she is the principal shareholder of L’Oreal.

1. Christy Walton-$25.3 Billion (USA)
Christy Walton owns the world famous Wal-Mart Empire and is reputed to be the richest woman on this earth.  She is widow of John T. Walton and inherited opulence after his life’s end  in 2005. 56 years old Christy resides with her only son Lukas in Jackson, United States.

Top 10 Most Powerful Women in the World 2012

The world has a long history where women have displayed an undaunted courage and prowess in a male subjected society like ours. Females have displayed their power from the beginning only but today’s modern superwoman has made her presence felt in all those spheres of live that were predominantly thought to be male dominated. Contemporary women can be seen ruling everywhere and everything – be it media, politics or the corporate world. Today, many women are even the decision makers in these sectors and are counted among the most influential personalities in the world. The list below mentions the names of top ten powerful women in the world 2013.

Top Ten Most Powerful Women in the World 2013

1. Angela Merkel

No.1 Most Powerful Women 2012 - Angela MerkelAngela Merkel is not only the incumbent Chancellor of Germany but is also one of the most powerful and influential personalities in the world. She entered the arena of politics in the year 1960 when she joined the Christian Democratic Union Political Party. In 2005 she became the first female chancellor in Germany and in 2007; she became the second women to head the G8.

2. Dilma Rousseff

No.2 Most Powerful Women 2012 - Dilma RousseffDilma Vana Rouseff, 63, is the current President of an emerging nation, Brazil. This year she grabs the second position among the most powerful women 2013 compared to her last year’s third spot. She is the first Brazilian woman to be elected as President of the country. Before this, she has become the first women to helm the office as Chief of Staff of Brazil. She has served her nation as an economist also.

3. Melinda Gates

No.3 Most Powerful Women 2012 - Melinda GatesMelinda Gates is a prominent businesswoman of America who is also known across the world for her humanitarian work. She is the better half of the world’s leading businessman and eminent personality, Mr. Bill Gates. Melinda Gates has been listed many a times in Forbes magazine’s list of the World’s Most Powerful Women. She is currently the co-chairman of the Bill & Milinda Gates Foundation which she co-founded with her husband, Bill Gates.

4. Michelle Obama

No.4 Most Powerful Women 2012 - Michelle ObamaThe first lady of the United States is undoubtedly more popular than her President husband, Mr. Baraka Obama. She is currently the 4th most powerful woman in the world according to the Forbes magazine’s list. Michelle Obama, who is a law graduate, has taken up the cause of eradicating childhood obesity from the world. Apart from this, she is also known for her immensely sophisticated taste for fashion and has become a fashion icon for millions of women across the globe.

5. Hillary Clinton

No.5 Most Powerful Women 2012 - Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton was the 67th secretary of State from 2009 to 2013 being an integral part of Barack Obama’s administration. Prior to this she was also the United States Senator for New York from 2001 to 2009. Another fact which states her power is that she was US’s first lady during Bill Clinton’s presidency. Even during her academic years she was the first student commencement speaker at Wellesley College.

6. Sheryl Sandberg

No.6 Most Powerful Women 2012 - Sheryl SandbergSheryl Kara Sandberg is an American businesswoman who has once been Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google. She also lent her helping hand in launching its humanitarian unit Google.org. At present she is the Chief Operating Officer of the Facebook since 2008. Prior to Google, She has also provided her services to the United States Department of treasury as chief of the staff.

7. Christine Lagarde

No.7 Most Powerful Women 2012 - Christine LagardeChristina Lagarde is the 11th and the first ever female managing director of the International Monetary Fund. Before taking charge of the IMF, she has also been appointed to many ministerial posts in the Government of France. She is a law graduate along with having a master degree in Political Science. Apart from being the first female MD of IMF, she was also the first ever woman to become the minister of Economic Affairs of a great economy.

8. Janet Napolitano

No.8 Most Powerful Women 2012 - Janet NapolitanoServing in the administration of President, Barack Obama; Janet Napolitano is the third Secretary of Homeland Security and is the fourth person to hold this designation after the 9/11 assault. Janet was the 1st female to get elected for the post of Attorney General of Arizona from 1999 to 2002 and again got re-elected to become the 21st Governor of Arizona from 2003 to 2009. Born on 29th November, 1957, she is the eighth most powerful women in the world, 2013.

9. Sonia Gandhi

No.9 Most Powerful Women 2012 - Sonia GandhiOne of the most powerful personalities of modern India, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi is the President of India’s leading national political party – the Indian National congress. She belongs to India’s most powerful political family of Nehru-Gandhi. Sonia Gandhi joined Indian politics in 1997, after her husband Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India, in 1991. She has, consistently, been named among one of the most powerful women in the world by the Forbes.

10. Indra Nooyi

No.10 Most Powerful Women 2012 - Indra NooyiBorn in Tamil Nadu, India; Indra Nooyi is at present the Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of PepsiCo along with being the Honorary Co-Chair for the World Justice Project. Previously she had also been part of international brands such as Johnson & Johnson, Motorola, Asea Brown Boveri etc. Besides she was the 2009 CEO of the Year held by Global Supply Chain Leaders Group.