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The Richest Women in America 2024

Richest women in America
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Who are the richest women in America 2024?

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Richest women in America have a combined net worth of $535 billion according to Forbes.

Most of the women in the list got their wealth through inheritance from their spouses or parents.

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Only 10 are self-made. They include the richest self-made woman in America Diane Hendricks, cofounder and chair of roofing supply company ABC Supply, whose fortune is higher than it’s ever been ($12.2 billion); Judy Love ($5.5 billion), cofounder of Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores; Marian Ilitch ($4.3 billion), cofounder of Little Caesars Pizza; and Thai Lee ($4.2 billion), CEO of IT provider SHI International.

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The Richest Women in America 2024

Julia Koch & Family

Net Worth: $56 billion

Source: Koch Industries

Julia Margaret Flesher Koch is an American socialite and philanthropist who is one of the richest women in the world. She inherited her fortune from her husband, David Koch, who died in 2019. Forbes estimated her and her family’s net worth at $57.9 billion

Alice Walton

Net Worth: $55.7 billion

Wealth lost: $12.2 billion

Source: Walmart

Alice Louise Walton is an American heiress to the fortune of Walmart. In September 2016, she owned over US$11 billion in Walmart shares. Walton has a net worth of $59 billion, making her the 19th-richest person, and the second richest woman in the world according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index.


Mackenzie Scott

Net Worth: $37.7 billion

Wealth lost: $20.8 billion

Source: Amazon

MacKenzie Scott is an American novelist and philanthropist. As of December 2022, she has a net worth of US$27 billion, owing to a 4% stake in Amazon, the company founded by her ex-husband Jeff Bezos.

As such, Scott is the third-wealthiest woman in the United States and the 35th-wealthiest individual in the world. 

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4.

Jacqueline Mars

Net Worth: $37 billion

Wealth gained: $5.2 billion

Source: Candy, pet food

Jacqueline Mars is an American heiress and investor. She is the daughter of Audrey Ruth and Forrest Mars, Sr., and the granddaughter of Frank C. Mars, founders of the American candy company Mars, Incorporated.


5.

Miriam Adelson

Net Worth: $26.4 billion

Wealth lost: $4 billion

Source: Casinos

Miriam Adelson is an Israeli American physician and billionaire. After her marriage to American business magnate Sheldon Adelson in 1991, she became a donor to conservative political causes in the United States and Israel. 


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Abigail Johnson

Net Worth: $20.5 billion

Wealth lost: $4.7 billion

Source: Money management

Abigail Pierrepont Johnson is an American billionaire businesswoman, and the granddaughter of the late Edward C. Johnson II; the founder of Fidelity Investments.


7.

Laurene Powell Jobs

Net Worth: $12.6 billion

Wealth lost: $9.5 billion

Source: Apple, Disney

Laurene Powell Jobs is an American billionaire businesswoman and executive. She is the founder and chair of Emerson Collective and XQ Institute. She is the widow of Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc., and she manages the Steve Jobs Trust.


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Diane Hendricks

Net Worth: $12.2 billion

Wealth gained: $1.2 billion

Source: Building supplies

Diane Marie Hendricks is an American billionaire businesswoman and film producer from Wisconsin. She is the widow of the late businessman Ken Hendricks.

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Christy Walton

Net Worth: $10 billion

Wealth gained: $1.7 billion

Source: Walmart

Christy Ruth Walton is the widow of John T. Walton, one of the sons of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart. In June 2005, her husband died in a plane crash, making her the main heir to his fortune of US$18.2 billion. Forbes listed Christy Walton as the richest woman in the world for several years.


10.

Marijke Mars

Net Worth: $9.3 billion

Wealth gained: $1.3 billion

Source: Candy, pet-food

Marijke Elizabeth Mars is an American billionaire heiress and businesswoman. In March 2018 Forbes estimated her wealth to be $5.9 billion. She was ranked as the 30th-richest woman in the world, a position shared with her three sisters. Marijke Mars is a fourth generation member of the Mars family.

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Richest women in America have a combined net worth of $535 billion according to Forbes.

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