But who's the richest woman? (assuming the traditional definition of 'woman')
The Forbes Billionaires List reveals who the world's richest people are but also how the wealth of the super-rich is distributed among the sexes.
But, as Statista's Katharina Buchholz reports, according to the list, there are only 14 women among the 100 wealthiest people on the planet in 2023 and only one of them had not made their fortune by inheritance (or divorce) from a wealthy relative or husband.
French L'Oreal heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers continues to top the list of the world's richest women after having taken the lead in 2021 from Walmart heiress Alice Walton.