Though nearly all country leaders in the world are male, some women are more powerful than them, because their bank accounts can actually buy them their own country! Here're the richest women in the world that prove that females can play better than the big boys sitting on top of the ladder.
1. Holly Branson
Smart Holly Branson finished med school and worked in the neurology department of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. So she knows how to mess with your brain. Holly is also the daughter of billionaire daredevil, Sir Richard Branson, and engaged with her father's empire.
2. Lydia Hearst
Lydia Hearst is a fashion model coming from a good family, and she's a philanthropist and a Smile Ambassador for Operation Smile. Lydia is also a successful blogger, who's an heiress to a publication empire established by her great-grandfather. Talk about being a lucky kid!
3. Marta Ortega-Perez
Marta is the daughter of Amancio Ortega, the founder and head of Inditex, which is responsible for brands like Zara. Raised with money and morals, she worked her way up from the bottom of the career ladder.
4. Jocelyn Wildenstein
Dubbed as "Catwoman," Jocelyn lives such an extravagant lifestyle, and she spends around $550,000 per year on food alone! Jocelyn got $2.5 billion with an additional $100 million per year for the next thirteen years from her divorce. Due to over plastic surgery, she looks now different.
5. Donatella Versace
Donatella is the head of Versace, one of the most well-known fashion houses in the world, which she inherited from her brother Gianni upon his passing in 1997. Donatella's current net worth is $200 million, but only because she gave away 70% of the company to her daughter and another brother.
6. Liliane Bettencourt
Liliane Bettencourt is the wealthiest person in France and the richest woman in the world because she is the head of L'Oreal, the largest cosmetics company on the planet. Currently worth $200 billion, Liliane can probably afford to buy her own country by now.
7. Christy Walton
Christy Walton is the widow of John Walton, who is the son of Sam Walton, founder of Walmart. She has significant holdings in the company and has $22.5 billion to her name. Now she's the second richest woman in the world.
8. Iris Fontbona
Iris Fontbona is now the wealthiest person in Chile. She has control over one of the largest copper mines in the world, the world's largest brewer, Chile's largest shipping company, and the second largest bank in Chile.