The Forbes global wealth team has compiled this year’s list of billionaires, and the results are astounding. Across the planet they tracked down 1,645 billionaires, 172 of who are women. The number of women in the list may seem low, but it has jumped considerably from last year’s count of 138.
Bill Gates is back in the number one spot, but which ladies have made their mark in the top 50?
Coming in at #9 is Wal-mart’s Christy Walton, worth $36.7 billion
#11 Liliane Bettencourt of L’Oreal, worth $34.5 billion
#13 Alice Walton of Wal-Mart, worth $34.4 billion
At #31 Jacqueline Mars made her $20 billion fortune through candy
Australia’s wealthiest person, Gina Rinehart came in at #46, having made her $17.7 billion through mining
At #49 Susanne Klatten, owing her $17.4 billion to BMW and pharmaceuticals
At #50 Abigail Johnson scraped into the top 50, with $17.3 billion fortune in money management
Check out the full list at Forbes.