We all know that becoming a billionaire is no easy task. It usually takes a good business sense and a whole lot of hard work! However, the young women on our list here have been very lucky indeed to either inherit their billions or get them through sheer business ingenuity. Some of them have not even reached their 25th birthdays yet but their net worth could well rival that of a small country’s. These ladies were not only born into high-profile families, but they also have more than enough cash to do as they please.
Just imagine what it would be like to hop on your very own private jet on a whim. Try to see yourself not having to work a day in your life. Nice, right? Although these women could well do that, they have, however, been keeping themselves busy with their businesses and charity work. They also socialize a lot, making them quite well known in both the local and international scenes. We do not only know them as rich, but we also know how fabulous they are. We’re talking about these young billionaires whose names have become well known not just for being rich but also for all their other interesting activities because after all, it’s not just about the money. These rich young ladies are flying well above the radar. And we’re quite thankful for it!
Everyone knows the Rockefellers. So of course, it goes without saying that Ariana was born into a very prominent family. This beautiful 32-year-old woman is actually one of the fifth generation of this famous US family. Having had the work ethics of her family, it is no wonder that she now has her own brand.
At 21 years old, she is one of the youngest billionaires on this list. Her net worth? $1.8 billion! This is all thanks to her dad, Johan Andresen, the businessman who established Ferd, a Norwegian company. One of its business units is the tobacco brand Teidemanns.
Each of Johan Andresen’s daughter received 42% of the company. Nowadays, Ferd mainly deals with hedge funds and making their company stocks go up in the Nordic stock exchange. Although Alexandra doesn’t work for the company, she keeps herself busy as an award-winning horse dresser. She has also dabbed into modeling by endorsing some equestrian clothing brands.
The other heiress to the Ferd AS Fortune is Alexandra’s sister Katharina. She also owns 42% of the company. She was only 20 years old when her father transferred the shares to her and her sister. At the time, her net worth also rose to $1.8 billion.
Right now, she is working on her bachelor’s degree at Amsterdam University College. She is considered to be the world’s second-youngest billionaire.
If you’ve seen E!’s Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, you would know and adore this passionate and bubbly, young lady, Dorothy Wang. Roger Wang, her father, is said to have $3.7 billion.
This reality star and heiress grew up in Beverly Hills, where she was also born. She is definitely accustomed to living the high life, but she is also persistent and works incredibly hard to get what she wants. She has almost reached the 1 million follower mark on her Instagram account. Amazing!
Yup, you know that last name. Holly’s father is the super successful businessman Richard Branson. He is well-known for having founded the Virgin Group that has more than 400 subsidiaries under its big business umbrella. Holly, whose net worth is around $3.8 billion, has also achieved some success herself. After earning her medical degree, she specialized in neurology and worked in the neurology departments of two hospitals. After some time, she decided to join the family business and has since managed the Virgin Hotels. She also has her hands full with her family’s philanthropic work through Virgin Unite and Virgin Money Giving.
Hindi Harri is the youngest daughter of the Lebanese politician and businessman Rafik Hariri. Her net worth rose to $1.3 billion when her father died, leaving her his fortune. She has since maintained a very private life and does not parade herself in public. She earned a degree at Lebanese American University, based in Beirut. Hind got married to Mohammad Anas Al Karout in 2009 and they have two children together.
Ivanka Trump is the daughter of Donald Trump, the current president of the US. She is estimated to be worth $3 billion combined from the fortune she is set to inherit from her father, as well as from the wealth she has amassed on her own through her business. She has her own clothing line and has also worked as the executive vice president of her father’s company. However, right now, she has taken on a more vital role as the Senior Advisor to the President of the United States. Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner have three children together.
Yvonne Bauer is now heading Bauer Media Group, the largest media group in the whole world. This group has approximately 600 magazines, 400 digital items, and 100 TV and radio stations all around the world. This heiress estimated to be worth $2.8 billion! She graduated with a degree in German philology from the University of Bamberg. Her father gave her 85% of the company in 2010, making her the major stakeholder. She is married to Enno Koch, a television journalist. They are parents to twins.
As one of the three children of the famous fashion designer Ralph Lauren, Dylan is said to be worth $4.7 billion. Her said net worth is a combination of what she got from her father’s fortune and Dylan’s Candy Bar, her own business. She graduated from Duke University with a degree in art history. She got married to Paul Arrouet, a hedge fund manager, making her net worth significantly higher than it already is. The two have two children, Cooper and Kingsley. According to the company, Dylan’s Candy Bar is the largest candy store in the world.
You may be familiar with her family name. This is mainly due to her cousin, actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Margarita’s late husband Robert Louis-Dreyfus left her majority of shares of the Louis Dreyfus Group commodities company, making her net worth skyrocket to $5.3 billion. Margarita has head the company since 2011 as the chairman as she had the 69.6% controlling share of the company. She has smartly multiplied the company’s profits as the chairman.
Josie Ho is the daughter of Stanley Ho, a casino magnate in Macau. She is reported to be worth $7 billion. As the youngest daughter of Stanley Ho in his second marriage, he has always been protective of her. However, Josie didn’t let it stop her from pursuing a career in music and acting. Just recently, she and Conroy Chan, her husband, established a movie production company called 852 Films.
Lynsi Torres is worth $1.1 billion at the age of 35 years old. This is mainly due to the fact that she is heiress to a fortune from In-N-Out Burger. She is now the president, as well as the major shareholder, of the food chain company. Her father gave her the majority share who also received his share from the founder of In-N-Out, Harry Synder, his father. Lynsi Torres is set to get sole ownership of the company this year. Lynsi keeps her life very private and does not socialize so much as there were multiple kidnapping attempts when she was younger.
Yang Huiyan’s net worth rose to $12.6 billion when her father gave her 55% of their real estate company, Country Garden Holdings, in 2007. This 36-year-old heiress earned her degree in marketing and logistics at Ohio State University. Yang Guoqiang, her father, is the founder of the real estate company and decided to give her the majority shares of the company as a gift. Yang Huiyan is now the youngest female billionaire in Asia. She is also the vice chairman of the company’s committee board who sold new shares to raise $410 million.
Georgina Bloomberg is the daughter of Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire and former Mayor of New York City. It is reported that her net worth will skyrocket to $11.5 billion once she receives her inheritance from her father’s fortune. She has been an equestrian enthusiast since she was very young and has continued doing this hobby up to now. She has a son named Jasper from her former relationship with Ramiro Quintana, a fellow equestrian. Georgina appeared in Born Rich, an HBO documentary. In the show, she talked about her life as an heiress of billions and what that means.
Delphine Arnault Gancia
Delphine Arnault Gancia is part of the family that any woman would kill to be a part of. She is the daughter of the Chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton. She is reported to be worth $26 billion and holds the position of Director and Executive Vice President to the famous brand. She is said to have been given the position by her father. She got her degree from the London School of Economics. She first worked at McKinsey and Company, but eventually entered the world of Louis Vuitton in 2000. As she her interests lie heavily in fashion, she holds memberships in the boards of directors of brands such as Celine, Moët Hennessy, and Pucci.
As the daughter of the former CRO of the Formula One Group Bernie Ecclestone, Tamara’s net worth is reportedly $3.6 billion. This is all thanks to the well-oiled machines of her father’s company. Tamara, just like her mother (former model Slavica Ecclestone), is also a model, socialite, and television personality. This heiress is now married with a daughter. She lives in the famous Kensington Palace Gardens in London with her family. The 33-year-old heiress has been featured in Sky Sports Italia, and Playboy magazine in 2013.
Amanda’s great-grandfather is William Randolph Hearst, founder of Hearst Corporation and media mogul. She is worth $8.7 billion due to the inheritance that she received. She now holds the position of an associate market editor at Marie Claire magazine. She is also the founder of a charitable organization that help puppies in puppy mills and make sure that they are not treated badly. This organization is called Friends of Finn. Amanda also did some modeling stint under the management of IMG models and graced the covers of magazines like Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vanity Fair.
Marie Besnier Beauvalot
Marie is heiress to the French dairy company Lactalis. It may seem like it’s not worth much but this company is actually bringing in quite a lot of profit. At 35 years old, Marie is worth $4 billion. Not only that, she and her two brothers own 100% of the company. The said company is located in their hometown in western France called Laval.
Her father Michel Besnier started the company, which is now racking up $18 billion in sales every year. Currently, the company is undergoing some changes to expand and reach Southeast Asia. Maria, along with her brothers, inherited Lactalis in 2000. Now, she lives in Laval with her husband.
Vanisha Mittal Bhatia
Vanisha is definitely one of the richest on this list. Her worth is estimated to be $51 billion. She is the daughter of the chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal (a steelmaking company), Lakshmi N. Mittal.
Her net worth apparently came from her inheritance which is 34% of her father’s company plus some billions of dollars in liquid funds. She got her degree at the European Business School, as well as from the University of London. She is married to an investment banker who also works for her father now. His name is Amit Bhatia.
Marissa has made her billions by bouncing around information and technology and high tech companies. She is now estimated to have $1.1 billion. This is all due to her very good investment decisions. Marissa graduated from Stanford University and was the first female engineer who worked for Google. She, later on, became the CEO and President of Yahoo. With her at the helm, Yahoo purchased Tumblr. Her stint at Google as one of its first employees boosted her credibility and helped her in terms of stock options.
Caroline Hagen Kjos
Caroline is definitely one of the hard-working billionaires on this list. She has earned her $2.5 billion net worth through hard work as the chairman of Canica AS, her family’s company. She currently holds 97.5% of the company shares. The company has now grown to become the mother company of the smaller business of discount grocery stores in Sweden which was managed by her father and grandfather. With her heading the company, it has purchased other stores and has expanded to what is now known as Canica AS.
Formerly Tatiana Santo Domingo was already wealthy even before she married into the royal family of Monaco. She is worth $2.4 billion from her grandfather’s fortune. She is the granddaughter of Julio Mario Santo Domingo who owned Bavaria, a brewery in Colombia. He traded it for a 15% share of the beverage conglomerate SABMiller. Tatiana received 1/6 of his fortune when he died. This placed her on the list of youngest billionaires. Tatiana got married to Andrea Casiraghi, her longtime boyfriend, in 2013.
Charlotte’s father is Stefan Persson, the chairman of the international retail shop H&M. He is also known as the richest man in Sweden. She has been given shares in the said company and is worth $1.92 billion. The company was actually established by her grandfather Erling Persson in 1947. Charlotte is now a married woman with three children. The company’s stud farm and sponsorship department are where Charlotte’s place in the H&M company.
This 33-year-old businesswoman may have seemed to have it all: beauty, brains, and of course, a $4.5 billion net worth. She invented and founded Theranos, a blood-test company that changed the way blood is taken. As a matter of fact, she is one of the youngest self-made billionaires and even made the list of the world’s most influential women. Unfortunately, she came from worth billions to zero when the reliability of her product was questioned.
We have seen these two grow up in the spotlight. It is just amazing that these Full House stars have grown to be fashion icons and billionaire businesswomen. Together they own a fashion empire that is reportedly worth $1 billion. Amazing!
If you’re a woman and you use cosmetics, you most likely know the name, Lauder. Aerin Lauder is the heiress to the Estée Lauder fortune. She is approximately worth $1.85 billion. Having been brought up under the Lauder name, it is not surprising that her interests are in line with fashion and cosmetics. This interest further resulted in her launching her own cosmetics, clothing and even furniture line. Her company is called AERIN, after her first name, so no one confuses it with her family name! But it is her 16 million shares of Estée Lauder that gave her the billion-dollar heiress status.
Charlotte Casiraghi is an eighth-in-line-to-the-throne royal from Monaco whose net worth is at $5.7 billion. She is a model, in fact, she is the face of Gucci. She earned her degree in Philosophy from Sorbonne University. Her grandparents are Prince Rainier III and the famous actress Grace Kelly (where she obviously got her beauty). Her parents are Princess Caroline and Stefano Casiraghi. Aside from modeling, she also works at Above magazine as its editor-at-large. As if those weren’t keeping her busy enough, she is also famous for being an equestrian.
Serra came from the Sabanci family who hailed from Turkey. They own the Sabanci Holding which is Turkey’s biggest industrial and financial conglomerate. Serra is reported to have a net worth of $1.1 billion as one of the company’s shareholders and board member. She got her degree in Economics from the University of Portsmouth. She then went on to earn another degree in Istanbul’s Bilgi University. Serra is particularly interested in charity work and is involved in the company’s philanthropic work as a member of the board of Sabanci Foundation.
Perenna may only be 24 years old, but she is already worth $1.3 billion. This is thanks to her father Ji Haipeng who is the Chairman and CEO of Logan Property Holdings. Her father gave her 85% of Logan Property Holdings when she only had a bachelor’s degree majoring in finance and economics from the University of London. This made her net worth rise to the billions. Aside from her shares in her father’s company, Perenna Kei also has a trust fund that she can access anytime.
Anna Schafer, formerly known as Anna Anissimova, is the daughter of the Russian metal magnate Vasily Anissimova. When her sister was killed due to some political plot, she was sent to the United States. Her father’s fortune has provided her with an estimated $2 billion. She has tried modeling and dabbing into real estate. But recently, she has tried her hand at acting, appearing in movies such as The Trials of Cate McCall, Elizabeth Blue, and The Whistleblower.
We know, we know, just the name Onassis means that her net worth will obviously be sky high. Athina is the only living descendant of Aristotle Onassis, the Greek billionaire who was once the husband of Jaqueline Kennedy. Athina Onassis is worth around $5 billion. She started her journey to the young billionaire’s list with the $800 million given to her when she reached 18 years old. However, her net worth in question due to her ugly divorce and luxurious lifestyle. But you need to consider that when we say “in question” that means a few billions here and there, but she still remains a billionaire, you know.
Anna Getty is the great-granddaughter of Paul Getty, the man who started the Getty Oil Company. She is now estimated to be worth $2.4 billion. Nowadays, she is at the helm of a company with eco-friendly health products. But before that, she tried her hand at acting and is now balancing her life a businesswoman and a documentary producer. Anna Getty is actively involved in many organizations that help with the health and well-being of people.
Lee Seo-Hyun has a net worth of $1.57 billion and is currently the president of the textile company called Cheil Industries. She is the daughter of Lee Kun-Hee, the chairman of Samsung. In 2015, she took charge of Samsung C&T’s fashion label and has made a lot of changes in the structure of the company. She graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York City. Lee Seo-Hyun is one of Lee Kun-Hee’s four children. Sadly, her sister died at the age of 26. One of her siblings, her brother, is now facing jail time on charges of bribery. This leaves her as the only one among them with a good business head on her shoulders.
Jennifer Gates is the daughter of one of the most famous businessmen in the world. This 20-year-old heiress pretty much grew up with everything she could need, but she actually leads a normal life. She is currently earning a degree at Stanford University and spends her free time competing as a horse rider. Her Instagram account now has almost 19,000 followers. Neat!
You got that right! This former Seinfeld actress who now appears in Veep is on our list. She didn’t get her fortune from all her paychecks, she actually got it from her billionaire dad who just passed away. Gerard Louis-Dreyfus was a successful lawyer and businessman who was estimated to have around $3.4 billion.
Petra got her wealth from two directions. She is the daughter of Bernie Ecclestone, the former Formula One Group CEO, and the wife of James Stunt, also a billionaire in his own right. She married Stunt in 2011. They have three children together. Petra Stunt is a fashion designer, model, and socialite. She is estimated to be worth $7 billion, owing to her husband’s good business sense. She started her career in fashion when she was only 19 years old. She created FORM, a menswear brand that was bought by Harrods and was later liquidated because it was unsuccessful.