Article is about the richest women in America. It presents the name of top 10 billionaire women of USA. Here, ‘America’ refers to the country of United States of America and not the continent as whole. Hence, all the women in this list are from USA. We have not considered those who are from outside of the country. People here are ranked according to their net worth. Source of this ranking is the very popular financial Forbes Magazine.
Interesting fact: Of the top 10 wealthiest women in the world, five are Americans.
#1) Christy Walton – Richest Woman in America
Net Worth: $28.2 Billions
Being one of the richest persons in the world as well, Christy Walton belongs to the richest family in the world. She is daughter-in-law of late Sam Walton. Her major chunk of wealth is derived from her shares in the company Walmart which is the largest retailer in the world. With prices of Walmart’s stocks soaring, her net worth has increased when compared to last year’s prices. This richest American woman also owns significant amount of shares in First Solar company. She lives in Jackson, Wyoming, United States.
#2) Alice Walton – Second richest woman in the US
Net Worth: $26.3 Billions
Born to Sam and Helen Walton in Newport city of Arkansas,USA , Alice is the sister-in-law of Christy who occupies the rank #1 on this list. She owns stocks in the Walmart company which was founded by her father. Along with Christy and siblings Jim and Samuel Robson, she forms the wealthiest family on Earth. This American woman was in news for donating $1.7 millions to Washington’s initiative of charter schools. She lives in Fort Worth city which is located in state of Texas.
#3) Jacqueline Mars – Co-Owner of Mars Inc.
Net Worth: $17 Billions
Being daughter of Forrest Edward, Miss Jacqueline is the joint-owner of the company Mars Inc. Her company is the largest candy maker in the world and it was founded by her grandfather Frank Clarence. Her siblings are also billionaires and find a place in Forbes list of Billionaires. On this list of richest women in America, she occupies spot #3.
#4) Abigail Johnson – Richest Woman in Massachusetts
Net Worth: $12.7 Billions
Born in city of Boston in United States, Miss. Abigail is the President of Fidelity Investments which is one of the largest mutual funds and financial services company in the world. She is the fourth richest lady in America and also one of the richest persons in America. Miss Johnson is a Harvard Business School graduate and currently lives in Milton, Massachusetts.
#5) Anne Cox Chambers – Richest Female in Georgia state
Net Worth: $12 B
Born in Ohio, Anne Cox heads the very famous Cox Enterprises which owns newspapers, television channels and other businesses in the United States of America. She is the fifth richest businesswoman in America and one of the richest media proprietor. She resides in Atlanta.
#6) Laurene Powell Jobs – Richest Woman in California
Net Worth: $10.7 B
Widow of late Steve Jobs, Laurene Powell inherited stakes of Steve Jobs after his death. She is the sixth richest woman in the US. She resides in the city of Palo Alto, California. She was born in New Jersey. She is an alumnus of University of Pennsylvania and Stanford Graduate School of Business.
#7) Elaine Tettemer Marshall – One of the Richest Women in America
Net Worth: $8 B
Residing in Dallas, Miss Elaine Marshall is widow of Pierce Marshall. She inherited around 14.6% stake in Koch Industries which is one of the largest privately-held company in the world. She derives her fortune from it and this makes her one of the wealthiest lady in the US.
#8) Blair Parry Okeden – $6B
Miss Parry is the granddaughter of James Cox who founded the Cox enterprises. She is related to Anne Cox who is also on this list of richest women in the US. She is a citizen of United States but she lives in the country of Australia. She inherited 25% stake in Cox Enterprises after death of her mother Barbara. In 2009, she was the richest person residing in Australia.
#9) Dannine Avara – $5.1 Billions
She is the richest woman in Houston and she resides there. She owns stake in Enterprise Products, a company which was co-founded by his father Dan Duncan. Enterprise Products is a natural gas and crude oil pipeline company.
#9) Milane Frantz – $5.1 Billions
Last wealthiest American woman on this top 10 list is Milane Frantz. She is the sister of Dannine Avira and like her sister she inherited stakes in Enterprise Products after death of her father. She resides in Houston which is located in state of Texas. Along with Dannine, she is one of the wealthiest female billionaires in America.