TOP 20 Youngest Female Billionaires in The World

In the past few years, many women have become nearly as successful and powerful as men. While there is still a gap that needs to be bridged, women are overcoming hurdles and achieving much more success than in the past few decades.

With the fight for equality gaining traction, many women have built their own empires with hard work and dedication. Keep on reading to learn more about the youngest female billionaires in the world.

1. Kim Kardashian

Age: 41 years

Net worth: US$1.8 billion

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Kim Kardashian is one of the most well-known and powerful celebrities of our time. With over 318 million followers on Instagram, there is possibly nobody who has never once heard of Kim. She amassed her impressive net worth through various sources, including endorsements, brand deals, and two successful businesses.

2. Rihanna

Age: 34 years

Net worth: US$1.8 billion

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Singer, actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman…is there anything Rihanna can’t do? Rihanna gained popularity through her music but showed us she’s much more than that. With inclusivity being at the center of all her ventures, Rihanna cultivated a loyal consumer set for virtually every business she founded. She is currently the CEO of popular lingerie brand Savage X Fenty and the cosmetics brand Fenty beauty.

3. Jami Gertz

Age: 56 years

Net worth: US$3 billion

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Not only is Jami Gertz a talented actress, but also a clever investor. Gertz gained popularity with her early roles in The Lost Boys (1987), Square Pegs (1982-1983), and Twister (1996). Most recently, Gertz starred in Still Standing (2002-2006) and The Neighbors (2012-2014). Gertz net worth can also be attributed to her Crescent Capital Group membership

4. Oprah Winfrey

Age: 68 years

Net worth: US$2.5 billion

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The oldest female billionaire on our list and one of the most influential women in the world, Oprah Winfrey is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her incredible net worth is the result of decades of hard work. Oprah is the CEO of multimedia production company Harpo Productions and the founder of O, The Oprah Magazine.

5. J.K. Rowling

Age: 56 years

Net worth: US$1.1 billion

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Joanne Rowling is the author of the one the most successful book series ever written. Her Harry Potter series is so wildly popular that she earned $1 billion from just book sales alone. Aside from Harry Potter, Rowling has written several books for adults along with Harry Potter spinoffs. Her book sales combined with her share of profits from movies based on her books led to her massive wealth.

6. Slavica Ecclestone

Age: 64 years

Net worth: US$1.2 billion

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Slavica Ecclestone is a former Croatian model and the ex-wife of Bernie Ecclestone. Her parents were from Serbian villages and moved to Croatia before her birth in search for job opportunities. Her modeling career began during her teenage years and she caught the eye of Bernie Ecclestone while modeling for Armani in 1982. After 23 years of marriage, Slavica filed for divorce and earned a $1.2 billion settlement.

7. Caroline Hagen Kjos

Age: 38 years

Net worth: US$2.2 billion

Caroline Hagen Kjos is a Norwegian-Swiss businesswoman and heiress. In 2014, Kjos was elected to serve as the Chairman of The Board of the private holding company Canica. A majority of the company’s shares were also transferred to her.

In 2018, Forbes declared Kjos’ estimated net worth to be $2.8 billion. Her family owns the company she works for and she inherited a majority stake from her father.

8. Kylie Jenner

Age: 24 years

Net worth: US$900 million

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The most-followed woman on Instagram and one of the most influential celebrities of her time, Kylie Jenner is the youngest person to amass such a fortune. In 2019, Forbes declared Kylie Jenner as the youngest “self-made” billionaire.

The notion was met with controversy and soon, Forbes released a statement claiming Jenner forged tax documents to appear richer. She responded to the claims stating they were “inaccurate statements and unproven assumptions.” Despite the controversy, Jenner still made it to our list since she is one of the youngest people with such an impressive net worth.

9. Whitney Wolfe Herd

Age: 32 years

Net worth: US$1.5 billion

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Whitney Wolfe Herd is an American entrepreneur and the CEO of Bumble Inc. Herd honed her skills while working as the vice president of marketing at Tinder. She then launched Bumble Inc. in 2014 and took it public in 2021. She designed it as a female-focused app, something largely lacking in the dating industry. In 2012, Whitney became the world’s youngest, female, self-made billionaire.

10. Elisabeth Furtwaengler

Age: 28 years

Net worth: US$1.2 billion

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Elisabeth Furtwaengler is one of the world’s youngest female billionaires. She owns 25% stakes in Burda Media Group, her father’s publishing powerhouse. She serves as a member on the company’s board and is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. Furtwaengler performs as Lisa Fou and has had concerts all over Munich.

11. Alexandra Andresen

Age: 25 years

Net worth: US$1.2 billion

Alexandra Andresen is a Norwegian heiress who inherited 42.2% of her family-owned investment company Ferd. The Andresen are a renowned family name in Norway, known for their former tobacco brand. Andresen has won multiple horse dressage competitions in Norway and has modeled several times for KingsLand, a Norwegian equestrian clothing brand.

12. Katharina Andresen

Age: 27 years

Net worth: US$1.2 billion

Katharina Andresen is the Alexandra Andresen’s elder sister. She also inherited 42.2% of her family’s investment company Ferd. In 2017, Andresen was fined $27,000 for drunken driving.

Katharina studied economics and administration at BI Norwegian School of Management in Oslo but dropped out. In 2019, she declared she would move to London, England to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Global Management.

13. Marie Besnier Beauvalot

Age: 41 years

Net worth: US$7.6 billion

Marie Besnier Beauvalot is a French heiress and a major shareholder of French dairy giant Lactalis. The company was founded by her grandfather in 1933 and produces various popular French dairy products, such as President brie, Milkmaid yogurts and Valbreso Feta. Lactalis is the biggest dairy producer in all of Europe.

14. Athina Onassis

Age: 37 years

Net worth: US$1 billion

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Athina Onassis is a French-Greek heiress and equestrian. She is the only surviving descendant of the world-famous shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis. In 2004, Onassis engaged in a fierce legal battle with her father over control of her fortune, which includes a prominent foundation in Greece. She won the legal battle and gained control of her fortune.

Onassis has competed in several equestrian competitions as a Greek citizen.

15. Ariana Rockefeller

Age: 40 years

Net worth: US$2.8 billion

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Ariana Rockefeller is a fashion designer, model, and amateur equestrian. She hails from one of the wealthiest families in the world, the owners of the Rockefeller Foundation. Ariana was born in Cambridge, Massachussets but raised in New York and Maine.

In 2011, she launched her own fashion line and opened a pop-up shop in 2014. And in 2021, she was signed with Marilyn Agency to work on special projects.

16. Hind Hariri

Age: 38 years

Net worth: US$1.1 billion

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Hind Hariri is the daughter of Lebanese politician and businessman Rafic Hariri. She inherited her fortune at the the age of 22 and became one of Forbes youngest female billionaires in 2008.

17. Perenna Kei

Age: 32 years

Net worth: US$1.3 billion

Perenna Kei is a Chinese businesswoman who owns 85% of Logan Property Holdings and is its non-executive director. The company is run by her father Ji Haipeng and develops real estate. In 2010, Kei became the sole shareholder of the company and in 2014, Forbes named her the youngest billionaire in the world.

18. Lisa Draexlmaier

Age: 31 years

Net worth: US$1.6 billion

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Lisa Draexlmaier is the sole owner of auto parts maker Fritz Draexlmaier Holding GmbH which she runs with her father. The company designs parts for many renowned companies such as Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, and Tesla to name a few. The company was cofounded by Lisa’s grandmother, Lisa Draexlmaier, in 1958 and has diversified its market since then.

19. Lynsi Snyder

Age: 40 years

Net worth: US$4.2 billion

Lynsi Snyder is an American businesswoman and billionaire. She is the sole owner and heiress of the In-N-Out Burger company which was founded in 1948. She was the youngest female billionaire in 2012, when she was a majority shareholder in the company. She became the sole owner at 35 years of age.

20. Anna Kasprzak

Age: 32 years

Net worth: US$1.46 billion

Anna Kasprzak is a Danish dressage rider who competed in the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. In 2014, Kasprzak’s team was placed 4th, but she competed individually in 2016 and came 14th. She has also competed in various other dressage competitions and won several medals.

Kasprzak owns the Danish shoe manufacturer ECCO along with her family. The company sells products in 90 countries and has 2,200 shops worldwide and an online store.