We should probably start off by pointing out that there is quite a difference between being rich and being wealthy. While someone who recently won the lottery can be called rich, the people who own the lottery are definitely wealthy. Such is the case with the women we will talk about over the next few minutes, women who can be very well considered wealthy by all standards.
True, some of them did inherit their tremendous wealth from their late husbands or parents, but this doesn’t change the fact that they are among the wealthiest individuals on the planet, a list populated heavily by men. So without further ado, here are the ten richest women in the world right now.
10Anne Cox Chambers – $12 billion
Anne Cox Chambers is the director of Cox Enterprises, a company involved in newspapers, television, and radio channels, all owned through the Cox Media Group, but also in car auctions through Manheim. Cox Enterprises was founded by Anne’s late father, James M. Cox, who left the company in the hands of his daughter shortly before his death. Anne did a wonderful job managing the company afterward, raising its profile quite a bit.