Some say we live in a man’s world. That may or may not be true, but over 10 percent of the world’s billionaires are women with a total of 172. That figure is up from 138 in 2013. The year’s richest women come a wide array of heiresses, entrepreneurs and spouses who participate in the running of the family business. There were a total of 42 new women to join the ranks of billionaire. Here is a look at the Ten richest women in the world for 2014.
Born: 1955, Jackson, Wyoming, United States
Spouse: John T. Walton (m. ?–2005)
Children: Lukas Walton