After Liliane Bettencourt, This is the World’s Richest Woman
Earlier this week, the richest woman in the world, Liliane Bettencourt, died at 94. The L’Oreal heiress’s personal estate was worth about $42.5 billion.
Now that she’s no longer with us, it was announced on Thursday that the wealthiest woman is Alice Walton, one of the heirs to the Walmart fortune, with a net worth of more than $38 billion.
Unfortunately, she didn’t get to enjoy her brief moment of glory for long. The next day, it was Bettencourt's daughter, Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers, who became richest woman in the world. Her net worth had hit the roof following her mother’s death, and it now about $42.3 billion.
What a strange turn of events!