You may not have heard of some of these names, but trust me, they’re extremely powerful! Heck, a couple of them are more powerful than the leaders of their own countries… because their bank accounts can actually buy them a country all to their own!


Beyoncé who? She may be a billion dollar brand making $100 million a year, but her bank account still can’t compare to the wallets of these women. Here are ten of the richest women in the world today which proves that females can play better than the big boys sitting on top the corporate ladder… because you know they’d just kick them off that ladder with their killer Louboutin’s. When it comes to powerful women with money, whether rightly or wrongly, people tend to assume that they either came from a wealthy family or married in to it.

On this list there are definitely women who received a huge head start in their life by being born to the right (extremely rich) parents, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are spoiled airheads! Not every heiress acts like a Paris Hilton, in fact these women earned their “richest women” title by working hard with what they had, and making it grow in to even more. Sure, they may be billionaire babies, but these are the rare form of rich kid who decided to be disciplined and work hard, rather than post the spoils of their wealth on Instagram all day.

Lydia Hearst 100 Million



Lydia Hearst is the total package: she’s rich, comes from a good family, and works as a fashion model! Hearst is both a philanthropist and a Smile Ambassador for Operation Smile, which may come as a surprise for those of you who didn’t realize that somewhere in the world there exist official smile ambassadors; she’s on a mission to put a smile on the faces of less fortunate children.

Basically Lydia is the reason why I cry at night: she is perfection. In addition to her already prestigious careers, Lydia has also found success as a blogger, and is an heiress to a publication empire that was established by her great grandfather, William Randolph Hearst: talk about being a lucky kid! Old money definitely has its perks, since the truth is that she’ll never have to struggle a day in her life.

Donatella Versace 200 Million



Donatella’s current net worth is around $200 million, which may not sound like much, but that’s only because she gave away 70% of the Versace company to her daughter and other brother. Still, 30% at 200 mil? Not freaking bad!


In recent years she has attempted to supplement her income by pursuing the real estate market with her first official target being Dubai; she must have something going for her as she ended up marrying a model and having two kids: some people just have it all, don’t they? Donatella is well-known for her vigilante career as a crime fighting ninja turtle (no wait, that’s Donatello). Oh, right, she’s actually the head of “Versace,” one of the most well-known fashion houses in the world, which was inherited from her wealthy brother Gianni upon his passing in 1997.

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