The Richest Women In America  

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Looking for some inspiration? The richest women in America are listed here. The richest women in America are millionaires and billionaires who have either made their own money or inherited it. Many of the wealthiest American women are involved in philanthropy or other social causes--but they may not all be. Just because they have money to spare, does not mean that they're giving it away willy-nilly. On this list of wealthy women, the wealthiest leadies in America are listed in order of wealth but can be sorted by name, birth year and birthplace.

Who are the richest women in the United States? Who is the richest woman in America? Does Oprah really have as much money as you think she does? This rich women in America list will help answer all of those questions. Because it turns out, some of the richest people in the country are female! Take that, gender wage gap! These rich American women are raking in the dough (or, you know, inheriting it), and making their impact felt across the world. Who knows, someday you may see your own name amount the richest women in the US. A girl can dream!
Alice Walton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Richest Women In America
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Alice Louise Walton is an American heiress to the fortune of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. She is the daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and Helen Walton, and sister of S. Robson Walton and Jim Walton. Her estimated net worth is US$34.3 billion, making her the third-richest woman in the world. As of February 2014, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index her estimated net worth was US$33.9 billion, making her the 13th richest person in the world. The Hurun Report Global Rich List, published in February 2014, ranks her as second-richest woman in the world. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 69

Birthplace: Newport, Arkansas

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Christy Walton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Richest Women In America
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Christy Ruth Walton is an American philanthropist. She is the widow of John T. Walton, one of the sons of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart. After John's death in June 2005, she inherited his fortune of US$18.2 billion. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 64

Birthplace: Jackson, Grant Village, Wyoming

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Abigail Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Richest Women In America
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Abigail Pierrepont "Abby" Johnson is an American businesswoman. Since 2014, Johnson is President and Chief Executive Officer of US investment firm Fidelity Investments, and chairman of its international sister company Fidelity Worldwide Investment. Fidelity was founded by her grandfather Edward C. Johnson II. Her father Edward C. "Ned" Johnson III remains Chairman of FMR. As of March 2013, the Johnson family owned a 49% stake in the company. Johnson's wealth of approximately $14 billion makes her one of the world's wealthiest women. In 2014, she was ranked as the 34th most powerful woman in the world according to Forbes. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 57

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

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Anne Cox Chambers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Richest Women In America
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Anne Beau Cox Chambers is an American media proprietor, who has a stake of interest in Cox Enterprises, a privately held media empire that includes newspapers, television, radio, cable television, and other businesses. She is the daughter of James M. Cox, a newspaper publisher and 1920 Democratic Presidential nominee, and his second wife, Margaretta Parker Blair. She owns and controls her father's business interests, through Cox Enterprises. For 33 years she co-owned the family company with her sister, Barbara Cox Anthony, who died on May 28, 2007. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Her net worth was estimated by Forbes at $16.1 billion in September 2014, based principally on her equity interest ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 99

Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio

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