Typically in the news you hear about the richest men and how they made their fortune but with the exception of a few powerhouse women, the richest women in the world do not get much notice. This article turns the tables and shows just how much the richest women in the world are worth and how they made their fortune. Many of these heiresses have managed to turn their inheritances into even bigger fortunes.
1. Christy Walton $36.7 Billion
Christy Walton got her fortune in 2005 when her husband died. Her husband John Walton was one of the sons of Sam Walton (the founder of Walmart). The entire Walton family is very wealthy but Christy Walton also has investments in First Solar which have gone up 47% and places her as the richest woman in the world.