The 100 Most Powerful Women in the World in Forbes’ list included billionaires. Most of the women on the list are self made billionaires earning their fortunes from fashion, technology, and running their own companies.
Here are the top 10 most powerful female billionaires in the world:
10. Tory Burch ($1 billion)
She is the CEO of Tony Burch, one of the leading fashion brands in the United States. She is a businesswoman and a philanthropist.
9. Miuccia Prada ($10 billion)
The 65-year-old earned her wealth as the cofounder and CEO of the fashion giant company Prada. She recently announced that she will step down as the chairman of Prada and join her husband Patrizio Bertelli in business.
8. Zhang Xin ($4 billion)
The 48-year-old cofounder and CEO of SOHO China founded the company with her husband in 1995. The couple’s net worth last year was $3.8 billion, which is a 43 percent increase.
7. Wu Yajun ($3 billion)
She is the co-founder and the chairwoman of Longfor Properties in China. She brought the company on an upward trend last year. Her real estate company in Beijing saw a 20% increase this year to $7.9 billion.
6. Abigail Johnson ($17 billion)
This 52-year-old is the president of the Fidelity Investment. Her grandfather, Edward C. Johnson II, is the founder of the company, while her father is Edward C. “Ned” Johnson III, the current CEO of the company. She became the president of the company in 2012 after joining the firm 26 years ago.
5. Laurene Powell Jobs ($15 billion)
At the age of 50, this billionaire-philanthropist continues to expand her investments, advocacies, and philanthropic works.
4. Gina Rinehart ($17 billion)
This 60 year old Australian billionaire-activist is a mining heiress. She ranks fifth in the list of world’s richest women. She is the head of Hancock Prospecting, a mineral company that is looking to enter into the gas and oil business.
3. Meg Whitman ($2 billion)
She is the CEO of HP, the second biggest tech company in the world. At age 57, she is looking at revamping HP since she joined the team back in 2011.
2. Oprah Winfrey ($3 billion)
This media mogul is still going at an unbelievable pace even when she’s already 60 years old.
1. Sheryl Sandberg ($1 billion)
As the COO of Facebook, she leads the company to uncanny earning performances, which are valued at $160 billion. She has also improved the company’s mobile strategies.