18.03.08 Forbes 2018 Billionaires

March 8, 2018
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Record Breaking

Billionaire Breakthrough

Forbes newly released 2018 World’s Billionaire rankings shows women make up nearly 12% of the world’s billionaires – that’s an all-time high.

The Billion Dollar Ladie$

  • Only two women made the top 20 in 2018. To date, no woman has ever reached a top 10 spot.
  • #16: American Walmart heiress Alice Walton, the richest woman in the world, is worth about $46B.
  • #18:A Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, L’Oreal Heiress: $42B
  • The majority of women who made the list inherited their wealth, with less than 30% self-made.

For Comparison Sake:

Average U.S. Median Annual Household Income:

$56,516

A according to 2015 U.S. Census

Median Annual Income for American Women:

age 16 – 19: $21,008
age 20 – 24: $26,416
age 25 – 34: $37,804
age 35 – 44: $45,604
age 45 – 54: $44,252
age 55 – 64: $45,188
age 65 & up: $41,600

So who is the richest BILLIONAIRE of them all? Jeff Bezos, CEO Amazon. More on who made the list:

by Jenna Lee,

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