Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018

The most successful women in the modern world

1 Alice Walton

Alice Walton

1 Alice Walton

Born: October 7, 1949. USA.

Known for: she is an heiress to Walmart fortune. A businesswoman and a patron of the arts.

Net worth: 34,9 billion dollars.

Marital status: divorced.

According to Forbes, Alice Walton is the second place of the richest women in the world (after the French heiress of cosmetics giant L’Oreal Liliane Bettencourt who died on the 21st September). She has never taken a very active role in running the retail empire her father started in the beginning of 1960s. Instead of spending time at Walmart, she began to be interested in art (she collects authentic paintings of famous world artists) and horse breeding. One of Alice Walton’s most successful projects is the opening of the Crystal Museum in Bentonville. Especially for this, she acquired paintings by such famous artists as Edward Hopper and Winslow Homer. In addition to participating in cultural life, Alice also finances state projects. She was given a start-up capital for the construction of an airport in Bentonville, where one of the terminals was named after her.

Ivanka Trump

2 Ivanka Trump

Born: October 30, 1981. USA.

Known for: business in the jewelry industry. A model and a writer.  

Net worth: 150 million dollars.

Marital status: married, has three children.

Ivanka Trump is Donald Trump’s eldest daughter, model, writer, and successful business lady. At 16 years old she started in the modeling business (her photo adorned the cover of the magazine Seventeen in 1997). Now Ivanka is also the executive vice-president of the Trump Organization. She founded her own jewelry manufacturing company Ivanka Trump Collection, which specializes not only in jewelry but also in clothing and shoes.

Iris Fontbona

3 Iris Fontbona

Born: 1942 or 1943 y. Chile.

Known for: business in different spheres (recreation, energy, transportation and port services).

Net worth: 12,9 billion dollars.

Marital status: widow, has three children.

Iris Fontbona is a widow of the Chilean billionaire Andrónico Luksic who died in 2005 from cancer. Iris and her family inherited her husband’s 10 billion fortune and “Antofagasta” – the world’s largest copper deposit and Kuinenko, a large enterprise for the production and bottling of beverages. Her deceased husband built one of the largest business empires in Latin America, he owned copper mines and processing enterprises, banks and telecommunications. She also received a stake in the company Plava Laguna, which is engaged in resorts in Croatia.

Laurene Powell Jobs

4 Laurene Jobs

Born: November 6, 1963. USA.

Known for: businesswoman, executive and the founder of Emerson Collective, co-founder, and president of the Board of College Track, co-founder and former chief executive officer of Apple Inc.

Net worth: 14,3 billion dollars.

Marital status: widow, has three children.

Laurene Powell Jobs is the second wife of the founder of Apple Steve Jobs and the heiress of his estate. Besides business, she has been engaged in charity and educational activities for many years. By the way, now she is launching a large-scale project, which should reform the American schools.

Susanne Klatten

5 Susanne Klatten

Born: April 28, 1962. Germany.

Known for: she is an heiress of holdings in Altana and BMW.

Net worth: 22,4 billion dollars.

Marital status: married, has three children.

Susanne Klatten is the richest woman in Germany. After her father’s death in 1982, she and her brother Stefan inherited 50.1% of the shares in the chemical and pharmaceutical concern Altana and 12.5% of the BMW auto plant. A few years ago she became the second largest investor in the company for refining petroleum products Avista Oil.

Angela Merkel

6 Angela Merkel

Born: July 17, 1964. Germany.

Known for: politician, scientist-physicochemical.

Net worth: 11,5 million dollars.

Marital status: her first husband Ulrich Merkel died in the 1982 year, she got married a second time with Joachim Sauer in the 1998 year. No children.

Angela Merkel is Chancellor of Germany and an outstanding European politician. She is one of the most influential women politicians in the world, her importance is undeniable: occupying the high post of Chancellor of Germany, Merkel has achieved great progress in domestic and foreign politics life of Germany.

Hillary Clinton

7 Hillary Clinton

Born: October 26, 1947. USA.

Known for: politician, a member of the Democratic Party.

Net worth: 45 million dollars.

Marital status: married with Bill Clinton. One daughter – Chelsea Victoria Clinton.

Like Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton is one of the most influential women politicians in the world. Since 1968 he has been a supporter of the US Democratic Party. From 1993 to 2001 was the First Lady of the country as the wife of Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States. Between 2009 and 2013 she held the post of Secretary of State in the White House. She was the main rival of Donald Trump at the election of the 45th US president.

Serena Williams

8 Serena Williams

Born: September 26, 1981. USA.

Known for: a professional tennis player.

Net worth: 170 million dollars.

Marital status: married, has a little daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian.

Serena Williams is American professional tennis player. In total, she has 38 wins in the Grand Slam tournaments. Besides successful results in sport, she is a good businesswoman (she has her own firm of the production of sportswear, which is called Aneres Designs). Williams actively participates in charitable projects: several schools are built on her money in Africa, and scholarships are given to college students in the United States.

Gisele Bundchen

9 Gisele Bundchen

Born: July 20, 1980. Brazil.

Known for: she is a Brazilian top model, designer, actress.

Net worth: 360 million dollars.

Marital status: married, has two children.

Gisele Bündchen is a world-famous top model, one of Victoria’s Secret angels. She was named the model of the year by the magazine VH1, and also headed the ratings of Forbes. She also tried herself in the cinema. Besides that, she is engaged in charity and considers it her duty. For example, in 2009 Gisele became UNEP Goodwill Ambassador.

Angelina Jolie

10 Angelina Jolie

Born: June 4, 1975. USA.

Known for: actress, model, humanitarian, filmmaker.

Net worth: 160 million dollars.

Marital status: she was married three times (with Jonny Lee Mille, Billy Bob Thornton, and Brad Pitt), has six children (Maddox, Pax, Zahara – adopted, Shiloh, Vivienne, Knox – common children with Brad Pitt).

One of the most famous and influential stars of Hollywood, Angelina Jolie is famous not only for her amazing beauty but also for her wayward character. She is an actress, film director and screenwriter, model and goodwill ambassador for the United Nations. It seems that there is nothing that she cannot do. Angelina is the winner of the Oscar, three Golden Globe Awards (the first actress in history who won the award three years in a row) and two “USA Screen Actors Guild Awards”. Her most successful movies are “Maleficenta” (fees in the worldwide box office – $ 758 million), “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” (fees in the worldwide box office – $ 478 million). As a result of her humanitarian activities and active civic position, the actress gained considerable weight in politics.

Madonna

11 Madonna

Born: August 16, 1958. USA.

Known for: singer, songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur.

Net worth: 580 million dollars.

Marital status: she was married two times (with Sean Penn and Guy Ritchie), has six children (Lourdes, Rocco, David, Mercy and adopted twins Estere and Stelle).

Madonna is not only a famous singer but also a writer, director, fashion designer – in a word, a multi-faceted and creative personality. The key to her success is tremendous diligence and ability to communicate with other people. Her life is the embodiment of the American dream, which gives hope to those who would like to become rich and successful.

Joanne Rowling

12 J .Rowling

Born: July 31, 1965. England.

Known for: she is a novelist and screenwriter who wrote the Harry Potter fantasy series.

Net worth: 95 million dollars.

Marital status: married, has three children.

Joanne Rowling is one of the most famous writers of our time. Presenting the world with a series of books about Harry Potter, she instantly became popular and loved in all corners of the earth. The imagination and talent of the famous British writer created a whole world, which immediately became native to millions of readers.

By the way, Have you noticed that almost all of these famous and successful women were born in summer and autumn? Who knows, maybe their zodiac signs influenced on their characters and such high results in their life and career. Everything is possible. If you believe in horoscopes and in zodiac signs, then the next article is for you.

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