Liliane Bettencourt is the richest woman in the world

Liliane Bettencourt the French heiress, socialite, businesswomen and one of the principal shareholders of L’Oréal is the richest women in the world, according to this year’s rankings of the globe’s billionaires courtesy of Forbes.

Of the 100 richest, Bettencourt is one of just nine other women. She’s joined by the likes of Alice Walton, Jacqueline Mars, Maria Franca Fissolo, Susanne Klatten and Laurene Powell Jobs.

Unsurprisingly, the billionaires’ club is still very much a boys’ club: for the fourth year in a row Bill Gates nabbed the top spot on the annual list with a net worth of $86 billion. Warren Buffet rose to second place with a fortune of $75.6 billion, and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos (who recently bought Washington D.C.’s largest home) rose to third after adding a pretty enviable $27.6 billion to his wealth this year.

Zara’s Amancio Ortega dropped to fourth place, and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg rose to fifth.

All in all Forbes found a record number of 2,043 billionaires, 233 more than last year.

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