Happy International Women's Day: Top 5 Richest Women in the World

on March 08 2012 8:08 AM
  • Christy Walton
    Fortune: $25.3 B as of March 2012 Christy Walton is the richest women in the world and the richest member of the Walton family. Creative Commons
  • Liliane Bettencourt
    Fortune: $24 B as of March 2012 Liliane Bettencourt is the second richest women in the world. The 89-year-old is Europe’s richest woman who suffers from dementia. REUTERS
  • Alice Walton
    Fortune: $23.3 B as of March 2012 Walton, daughter of Wal-Mart’s founder Sam Walton and his wife Helen, is the third richest women. Creative Commons
  • Georgina Rinehart
    Fortune: $18 Billion Georgina Rinehart, Australian mining magnate, is now the richest women in Asia-Pacific. Rinehart, the richest woman of Australia, rank 29 in the Forbes lists and is the fourth richest women in the world. YouTube Snaphot
  • Birgit Rausing
    Fortune: $14 B as of March 2012 Rausing is the fifth richest women. The 89-year-old inherited packaging giant Tetra Laval after her husband Gad Rausing died in 2000. In 1944 her father-in-law founded the company, which revolutionized the packaging of liquids such as juices and milk. IBTimes
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The International Women's Day, originally known as the International Working Women's Day, is traditionally celebrated March 8.

The day is celebrated to recognize the contributions of women and their existence in the society.

According to regions, the celebrations vary from celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements.

Women are not behind men when it comes to achievements - be it economic, political or social. For example, women always find a good presence on Forbes' list of world's richest people. There is no exception this year also.  

Christy Walton has topped the list of world's richest women consequently for seven times on the list.

Click here to see the top five world's richest women.

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