The 10 Richest Women in America Right Now

The 10 richest women in America is the focus of this post. We let you know who they are, how much they are worth and their sources of wealth. You also get to know who among them are self-made as well as where they rank in the Forbes 2019 Billionaires List.

10. Dannine Avara

Net Worth: $6.2 B

Source of Wealth: Pipelines, Inherited

State: Texas

Age: 55

World’s Richest: #290

She is a billionaire heiress to the fortune of the Duncan family. Dannine together with her 3 siblings inherited Enterprise Products from their late father, Dan Duncan.

Dan Duncan co-founded Enterprise Products which is a giant American midstream crude oil and natural gas pipeline company. In 2004, the company acquired GulfTerra.

It is owned by the Duncan family and generates revenues of more than $50 billion.

9. Ann Walton Kroenke

Net Worth: $6.5 B

Source of Wealth: Walmart, Inherited

State: Missouri

Age: 70

World’s Richest: #263

Also among the richest women in America is Ann Walton Kroenke. She’s the heiress to the fortune of Walmart, the world’s largest retailer.

Ann is the daughter to the late Bud Walton, from whom she inherited her fortune together with her sister, Nancy Walton Laurie. Bud Walton was the brother to Sam Walton, the Walmart founder.

She is a registered nurse and married to Stan Kroenke, a major shareholder of Arsenal, Colorado Mammoth, Los Angeles Rams and Colorado Rapids.

Ann owns the Denver Nuggets of the NBA and Colorado Avalanche of the NHL. She is America’s 9th richest woman with an estimated $6.5 billion according to Forbes.

8. Diane Hendricks

Net Worth: $6.8 B

Source of Wealth: roofing, Self-Made

State: Wisconsin

Age: 72

World’s Richest: #257

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Diane is a self-made billionaire businesswoman, philanthropist, political donor, and filmmaker. She is the co-founder and chairperson of ABC supply. She’s also the widow of businessman Ken Hendricks, with whom she founded ABC supply.

ABC Supply is an American roofing supply firm that sells roofing, gutters, windows, and siding for commercial and residential buildings. It is the largest roofing and vinyl siding wholesale distributor in the US with over 12, 000 employees.

The company has 780 locations in all states and generates revenues in excess of $10.3 billion. Diane owns ABC supply and is the 8th wealthiest woman in America.

She has donated to several nonprofit organizations in Wisconsin such as Beloit Hospital, WisconsinEye and Beloit College.

Diane has also produced movies such as Snowmen (2010) and an American Carol (2008).

Also read: The Richest People in the US

7. Christy Walton

Net Worth: $7.2 B

Source of Wealth: Walmart, Inherited

State: Wyoming

Age: 70

World’s Richest: #233

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Christy is the widow of John Walton. John is the son of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart. She inherited her fortune when her husband died in 2005 in a plane crash. She received around a sixth of her husband’s fortune, mainly stakes in Walmart, Arvest Bank, and First Solar.

Christy is also an active philanthropist supporting her family’s own charitable foundation, the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation among other causes.

6. Pauline MacMillan Keinath

Net Worth: $7.8 B

Source of Wealth: Cargill, Inherited

State: Missouri

Age: 85

World’s Richest: #215

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Pauline is a billionaire heiress and a great-granddaughter of William W. Cargill, the founder of Cargill. Cargill is the biggest privately held company in the United States in terms of revenue.

Pauline is alleged to be the majority shareholder of Cargill with a 12% stake. Cargill is the world’s largest food company. The conglomerate focuses on several businesses including trading, purchase, and distribution of grains and other agricultural commodities including palm oil.

She’s among the richest women in America.

5. Abigail Johnson

Net Worth: $17.3 B

Source of Wealth: Financial services, Inherited

State: Massachusetts

Age: 57

World’s Richest: #71

Abigail is an American billionaire and businesswoman. She is the president, chairman, and CEO of Fidelity Investments. It’s an American multinational financial services company based in Massachusetts, US.

Fidelity Investments was founded by Abigail’s grandfather Edward C. Johnson II. It’s one of the world’s largest asset managers with $2.46 trillion in assets under management.

The Johnson family owns more than 49% of the company, with Abigail herself owning an estimated 24.5%. She is also the chairman of multinational sister firm Fidelity International.

Also Read: The Richest People in the World

4. Laurene Powell Jobs & family

Net Worth: $20.5 B

Source of Wealth: Apple, Disney, inherited

State: California

Age: 55

World’s Richest: #54

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She is a businesswoman, humanitarian, and widow to Steve Jobs (co-founder of Apple Inc.). She’s also the founder and president of Emmerson Collective, a social impact corporation.

Emerson Collective focuses on immigration reforms, education, health, and environmental conservation.

Laurene has over $20 billion from the stakes in Apple and Disney which she inherited from Steve Jobs, her late husband.

She is the 4th richest woman and the 20th wealthiest person in the United States. She’s also the world’s 54th richest with an estimated net worth of $20.5 billion.

3. Jacqueline Mars

Net Worth: $24 B

Source of Wealth: Candy, pet food, inherited

State: Virginia

Age: 79

World’s Richest: #33

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The United States’ 3rd wealthiest woman is Jacqueline Mars with an estimated fortune of $24 B. She is also ranked the 33rd wealthiest individual in the world.

Jacqueline is an American heiress and entrepreneur. She is the daughter of Forrest Mars and Audrey Ruth and the granddaughter to Frank C. Mars, the founder of Mars Incorporated.

Mars is an American multinational maker of beverages, pet food, confectionery and offers animal care services. It generates more than $35 billion in revenue and employs more than 80,000 people.

Also Read: The 10 Youngest Billionaires in the World

2. MacKenzie Bezos

Net Worth: $35.7 B

Source of Wealth: Amazon, Divorce

State: Washington

Age: 49

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MacKenzie together with ex-husband Jeff Bezos

MacKenzie is an American author and humanitarian. She is the ex-wife to Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and the richest man in the world. She was married to Bezos from 1993 to 2019.

After reaching a divorce settlement of $35.6 billion in April 2019, MacKenzie became one of the richest women in America.

She’s the executive director of Bystander Revolution, an anti-bullying foundation which she founded in 2014.

1. Alice Walton

Net Worth: $44.9

Source of Wealth: Walmart, Inherited

State: Texas

Age: 69

World’s Richest: #17

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Worth over $44.9 billion, Alice Walton is an American businesswoman, art collector and an heiress to the fortune of Walmart Inc. She is the only daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton.

Alice Walton is the richest woman in the United States. She’s also the 2nd richest woman in the world after Francoise Bettencourt Meyers and the 17th world’s wealthiest individual.

Alice is reported to own over $11 billion in Walmart shares. Her personal art collection is valued at hundreds of millions of dollars.


There you have it. You now know the 10 wealthiest women in the US. Feel free to leave a comment below.

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