The gender pay gap is a huge issue these days, and for good reason. But why not look on the bright side of things and talk about the women who are killing it when it comes to their finances. Here we’ve gathered the top 10 richest women in the world for you to meet. Sure, many of the women on this list are the beneficiaries of some pretty wealthy fathers and husbands, but there’s a reason their men left everything to their ladies: they knew they could carry on their legacies just as well as the next guy. The few self-made female billionaires on this list are truly incredible as well, and should be an inspiration to women everywhere. Ladies, we CAN do it.


10. Iris Fontbona and Family – $13.8 Billion

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Iris and her three sons inherited her late billionaire husband Andronico Luksic’s fortune. The family owns the majority stake in both Antofagasta Plc and Quinenco; the former, one of the world’s largest copper mining companies, and the latter, a publicly-traded Chilean conglomerate active in banking, beer, energy, transportation and port services.

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