Top 5 Richest Women in America

Below is a list of the 5 richest women in America, compiled from Forbes' list of the richest Americans for 2011, with accompanying information on the sources of their wealth.

on February 09 2011 3:46 PM
  • 10. Christy Ruth Walton and Family ($22.5-billion)
    Name:CHRISTY WALTON & FAMILY Age: 56 Net Worth:$26.5 B Source: Walmart, inherited Country of citizenship: United States Creative Commons
  • 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
  • 10. Anne Cox Chambers ($10 billion)
    Anne Cox Chambers, 91, is the daughter of James M. Cox, who founded Cox Enterprises, which today comprise Cox Communications cable company, 17 daily newspapers, 15 TV stations, 86 radio stations, as well as Manheim auctions and AutoTrader.com. Anne served as ambassador to Belgium under U.S. president Jimmy Carter and she was the first woman appointed to the board of Atlanta's chamber of commerce. Creative Commons
  • 4. Abigail Johnson ($15 billion)
    Abigail Johnson, 49, with her family, controls Fidelity Investments, the biggest mutual fund company in the U.S. Her father Edward C. (Ned) Johnson III heads Fidelity. She became president of the Fidelity's mutual fund division in 2001 and now runs Employer Services Department. Common Creatives
  •  9. Jacqueline Mars ($11-billion)
    Jacqueline Mars, 70, is the granddaughter of Frank C. Mars,, who founded the famous candy and confectioner in 1911. Her father, Forrest Sr., invented M&Ms, as well as Milky Way, Snickers, 3 Musketeers candy bars Creative Commons
1 of 5

More News from IBT MEDIA