Johanna Quandt married the German industrialist Herbert Quandt, who saved BMW from bankruptcy. She worked for Herbert Quandt before marrying him, and after his death in 1982, he left his money to his kid's and his wife, Johanna. She has a net worth of about 12.8 billion.
She is the widow of the late Steve Jobs, but that doesn't mean she didn't work for her fortune. She has her entrepreneurial endeavors that have been successful, such as Emerson Collective and College Track, which work towards making education better. Her net worth is around 14 billion.
She owns the majority of Cox Enterprises and at age 94 still sits on the company's board. She initially inherited the company from her father, but has kept the company growing and Chambers is worth 15.5 billion.
She started off as an analyst in her father's company in 1988, Fidelity Investments. From there, she climbed up the corporate ladder as president and CEO. Johnson's net worth is over $17 billion.
Klatten is actually the daughter of Johanna Quandt, and while her inheritance makes up most of her fortune, she is a strong business woman, earning business degree's and is a trained economist. Klatten's estimated net worth is around $17.4 billion
After inheriting her father's mining company, Rinehart is the richest woman in Australia, using her fortunes to buy media companies as well. Rinehart's fortune is about $17.7 billion.
If you haven't heard of the Mars candy empire, don't worry, you've eaten it before if you've had M&M's, Snickers or even a Milky Way. Mars is the daughter and granddaughter of the original founders of the company. Her net worth is about $20 billion.
One of the heiresses of the Wal-Mart empire, Walton is a huge philanthropist and has been a broker at an investment firm, as well as an equity analyst. Her net worth is around $34.3 billion.
Bettencourt is one of the biggest shareholders in L'Oreal, whom her father founded. She's now a philanthropist living in France. At around an estimated $34.5 billion net worth, she is the 2nd richest woman in the world.
The richest woman in the world goes to Christy Walton, the wife of John Walton, who founded Wal-Mart. She has used her fortune to also invest in companies such as First Solar. Walton's net worth is around $36.7 billion.