321.5k readers

The Richest Women In America

Updated June 14, 2019 321.5k views42 items

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 Louise Walton (born October 7, 1949) is an heir to the fortune of Walmart Inc. She is the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton and Helen Walton, and sister of S. Robson Walton, Jim Walton and the late John T. Walton. In September 2016, she owned over US$11 billion in Walmart shares. As of April 2019, she was ranked as the 18th-richest person in the world and the second richest woman (behind L'Oreal heir Francoise Bettencourt-Myers), with an estimated net worth of $45 billion.   ...more
    • Age: 72
    • Birthplace: Newport, Arkansas
  • Christy Ruth Walton (née Tallant; born February 8, 1949) is the widow of John T. Walton, one of the sons of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart. In June 2005, her husband died in a plane crash, apparently making her the main heir to his fortune of US$18.2 billion. Forbes listed Christy Walton as the richest woman in the world for several years. Her net worth was estimated to $41.7 billion in March 2015, the bulk of which came from her shares in Walmart, but also from First Solar, in which her husband had invested. In November 2015, an analysis of court documents by Bloomberg revealed that the bulk of her husband's wealth had been transferred to her son, Lukas Walton, so that her own net  ...more
    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Jackson, Grant Village, Wyoming
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Fair use
    Abigail Pierrepont Johnson (born December 19, 1961) is an American billionaire businesswoman. Since 2014, Johnson has been president and chief executive officer of American investment firm Fidelity Investments (FMR), and chairman of its international sister company Fidelity International (FIL). Fidelity was founded by her grandfather Edward C. Johnson II. Her father Edward C. "Ned" Johnson III remains chairman emeritus of FMR. As of March 2013, the Johnson family owned a 49% stake in the company, with Johnson herself holding an estimated 24.5%.In November 2016, Johnson was named chairman and will remain CEO and president, giving her full control of Fidelity with 45,000 employees worldwide.  ...more
    • Age: 59
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Anne Beau Cox Chambers (born December 1, 1919) is an American media proprietor, who had 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  ...more
    • Age: 101
    • Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio