Five of the wealthiest women on earth are yet to tie the knot. Wealth-X, a company that conducts research on the super-wealthy provided an overview of the richest bachelorettes who are worth $46 billion combined.
Compiled from the Business Insider, here are five of them – including owners of a biotech startup and a luxury-clothing business.
1) India Rose James
Net worth: $280 million
In 2008, India Rose James inherited around 40% of her maternal grandfather Paul Raymond’s $1 billion empire upon his death. Known as the Soho Estates, his wealth came from varied property investments in London’s Soho district, establishing Britain’s first adult-entertainment bar and introducing specific magazines to the country through Paul Raymond Publications.
India opened young artist-focused contemporary-art gallery Soho Revenue Gallery last spring with her then boyfriend Will Pelham and is currently focus on that. The socialite has breakfast at the family-owned Soho House every morning, enjoys travelling and aspires to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps to become “an entertainer.”
2) Elizabeth Holmes
Net worth: $4.5 billion
Elizabeth Holmes is the youngest female billionaire in the world, thanks to the success of her pain and needle-free blood-testing company Theranos.
Holmes dropped out of Stanford when she was 19 to found the company and has dedicated her life to it ever since. According to a 2014 New Yorker profile, the CEO lives in a “two-bedroom condo in Palo Alto. She no longer devotes time to novels or friends, doesn’t date, doesn’t own a television and hasn’t taken a vacation in ten years.”
Though Holmes’ image is that of a hard worker with good intentions, she’s facing harsh criticism for reports claiming dodgy business practices. “This is what happens when you work to change things,” Holmes fired back. “First they think you’re crazy, then they fight you, then you change the world.”
3) Filiz Sahenk
Net worth: $2.4 billion
Turkish billionaire Filiz Sahenk steers the luxury-brand clothing and tourism businesses of her late father’s private conglomerate, Dogus Grubu. Sahenk oversees the company’s retail partnerships with several global brands, including Emporio Armani, Gucci, and Loro Piana.
However, Sahenk isn’t a public fixture, despite being one of the most well-heeled women in Turkey. She’s a behind-the-scenes advocate for women’s leadership and development, and an active philanthropist as president of the Ayhan Sahenk Foundation, which supports education, the environment, and social and healthcare-related causes.
4) Shari Arison
Net worth: $4.7 billion
Israeli-American Shari Arison is the owner of Arison Group, a global investment and philanthropy company founded by her father. It has major interests in finance, real estate, infrastructure, renewable energy and water. Arison inherited about 35% of her father’s wealth when he died back in 1999.
The businesswoman and philanthropist authored four books on the subjects of good deeds and sustainability, and is a major advocate of community service. The thrice-divorced mother of four has residences in Tel Aviv, Israel and Bal Harbour, Florida.
5) Alice Walton
Net worth: $34.3 billion
Alice Walton is one of four heirs to the Walmart fortune and the 15th richest person on earth. In 2011, the heiress opened the Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas, where a number of her famous paintings are on display.
Walton is active in her family’s philanthropic endeavors and recently donated 3.7 million of her Walmart shares, which were worth about $225 million at the time, to the Walton Family Foundation. The divorced billionaire’s personal real-estate portfolio includes a 6,346-square-foot New York City condo and a recently listed pair of $48 million Texas ranch properties, where she raised and rode horses.
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