Here are some of the youngest women with a fortune. Some are as young as 19 while others are older than 50. Some of the women on this list made their fortune their way while others may have had help from their family.
Keep reading and find out just how these young women made not just their millions but billions. You might recognize a few of them.
Holly Branson is a successful young, beautiful woman whose net worth is $3.8 billion. She’s daughter to Sir Richard Branson, an entrepreneur who owns over 400 companies and has his own net worth of $4.9 billion.
Holly graduated from med school specializing in neurology. When she got her Ph.D. she worked at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. She also goes around many different countries doing charity work.
46-year-old Serra Sabanci works in her family business and has a net worth of $1.1 billion. She is a major shareholder in her family business Sabanci Holdings where she’s also a member of the board.
The company is Turkey’s biggest financial and industrial conglomerate. Unfortunately, gunmen were hired to kill her father in 1996. Today, Serra is among the richest people in Turkey.
Ana Lucia De Mattos Barretto Villela, or Ana for short, has a net worth of $2 billion. She is the granddaughter of the man who found on Brazil’s biggest banks, Itau. Recently, the bank merged with Unibanco under the new name Itau-Unibanco.
Ana doesn’t like to flash her fortune and prefers to keep to herself. But she’s still of the richest people in all of Brazil and also one of the youngest with a fortune like that. She’s still happily married and likes to keep a low profile.
A woman worth $1.5 billion is 45-year-old Lee Seo-Hyun. She is the chief of Cheil Industries which is a huge textile company. She’s been head of the company since 2015 and has been expanding it ever since.
She decided to go to Samgsung SDI and Samsung Everland and merge with them. Now her company is the biggest when it comes to energy storage solutions. In all of this work, she’s even managed to have a family with four kids!
Aristotle Onassis was a shipping billionaire and has one surviving descendant – Athina Onassis. Her estimated fortune is worth a staggering $5 billion. When she turned 18 she got a portion of her inheritance, $800 million is quite the birthday present.
But in more recent years people are speculating that her fortune isn’t worth nearly as much as it used to be. Because of the way she spends her money and the $100 million taken in the divorce settlement, she may not be a billionaire anymore!
Aerin Lauder is a woman with a net worth of $2.3 billion. She’s set to inherit the Estee Lauder Line since she’s the oldest child of Ronald Lauder, a billionaire in his own right. Currently, she’s the image director of their cosmetic business.
She’s tried to separate her image from her family by making her own brand. SHe’s called it AERIN – a cosmetic and perfume company. But back in her family business, she owns 16 million in shares.
Ralph Lauren’s daughter, Dylan Lauren, has a net worth of $4.7 billion. She opened Dylan’s Candy Bar, the biggest candy store anywhere. She doesn’t want to take on the family business but she did let him design her wedding dress.
Dylan’s passion definitely isn’t a fashion, but she knows how to manage a business thanks to her father. She told Forbes in an interview, “Everyone in my family is entrepreneurial. I learned how to be entrepreneurial from my dad and wanted to start my own business.”
Kylie Jenner was on the cover of Forbes in 2018 and told the world that she would be the youngest “self-made” billionaire in America. She’s the half-sister of Kim Kardashian and owns her own cosmetics company called Kylie Cosmetics which has earned her a huge amount of revenue.
People didn’t like her proclaiming to be “self-made” since technically, that would mean that she had no help whatsoever from anyone including her family. But even with help, she’s a very rich young woman.
Amanda Hearst’s great-grandfather is William Randolph Hearst, a huge media mogul. Her net worth is around $8.7 billion. She went to the highly acclaimed Chapin School and later attended Fordham University. She started studying at Boston College but later dropped out to further her modeling career.
She’s the founder of Friends and Finn which puts a stop to the abuse of puppies and puppy mills. Right now she.s Marie Claire’s associate market editor and helps out at numerous non-profit organizations associated with animal rights.
38-year-old Marie Besnier Beauvalot is granddaughter to the man who founded Lactalis, a dairy company that’s the biggest in the world. Her father was the head of the company and now all of his children own the company, including Marie.
The company is based in Western France and has notorious for its President brie cheese, which helped the company grow to where it is due to its popularity. She could live a lavish lifestyle but she prefers to keep her life rather subtle.
Charlotte Casiraghi is a 29-year-old model and is worth $5.7 billion. She is the second child of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and the Italian industrialist Stefano Casiraghi. Charlotte is eighth in line to the throne of Monaco. She received a philosophy degree from Sorbonne University is a decorated equestrian, and is also the face of Gucci.
In 2013 she made headlines by having a son out of wedlock with famed French actor Gad Elmaleh, who is 16 years her senior. Sadly, though, there was no fairy-tale ending for this couple, as they abruptly split up two years later, with a source telling PEOPLE magazine “He wasn’t around enough – and she wanted a father for her son.”
Sara Blakely is a 45-year-old worth $1.14 billion. She founded the company Spanx, which makes intimate apparel, pants, and leggings. Time named her as one of the most 100 influential people in the world in 2012.
Not only that, but Forbes has named her the 93rd most powerful woman in the world. The Florida-native married Jesse Itzler, co-founder of Marquis Jet. Together they have four children.
Alexandra Andresen is only 22-years-old, making her the youngest female billionaire in the world. Born and raised in Oslo, Norway, Alexandra is worth a staggering $1.4 billion.
She is the daughter of Johan H. Andresen Jr., a Norwegian industrialist who owns Ferd AS, a finance and real estate company. Although he says he’s not pressuring his daughters to join the family business, her father transferred 80% of his shares from Ferd Holding to Alexandra and her sister, Katharina.
Tamara Ecclestone is a 32-year-old heiress, socialite and television personality worth $3.6 billion. Her father is Bernie Ecclestone, a billionaire who is the chief executive of the Formula One Group. She worked as a presenter for Sky Sports Italia and has been involved in other racing productions.
In 2013 Tamara made headlines of a different sort when it was revealed her ex-fiance had attempted to blackmail her for £200,000 for not selling her “intimate secrets” to the press. Derek Rose was convicted and sentenced to four years of jail time for the attempted blackmail.
Petra Stunt is the other daughter of billionaire Bernie Ecclestone. Like her sister Tamara, she is also a socialite and model, as well as a fashion designer. She married billionaire businessman James Stunt in 2011 in a wedding that allegedly cost close to £12 million. Recently, the couple has made headlines for their real estate adventures, buying the former mansion of mega-producer Aaron Spelling and then listing it for $200 million.
Like her sister Tamara, though, Petra has also had bad luck with some rather shady characters. In 2014 it was revealed that she had been conned out of £1.6 million by the person she had hired to help renovate the mansion. He was eventually sentenced to prison.
Born in Hong Kong, 28-year-old Perenna Kei got her fortune by following in her father’s footsteps. Her dad, Ji Haipeng, is the chairman and CEO of a major real estate company in China. Perenna joined as the non-executive director of the company, and now has a net worth of $1.3 billion, owning 85% of the company.
She’s also the sole shareholder of the company, Logan Property, in the Cayman Islands. Although she has plenty of wealth to retire young, Perenna enjoys being a businesswoman, and she’s good at it, too.
Yvonne Bauer is a 40-year-old who is worth $2.4 billion. She owns 600 magazines, 400 digital productions, and 50 radio and television stations across the world. Talk about impressive!
Her company’s name is Bauer Media, founded in 1875. She is the fifth generation in her family to run the company, based out of Germany. Yvonne took over as CEO in 2010, at which time her father transferred over 85% of the company to her ownership. She married a German journalist, together they have twins.
Laurene Powell Jobs is mostly known for being married to the late Steve Jobs and for her work as a philanthropist. As of October 2018, Laurene has an estimated net worth of $20.5 billion, making her one of the richest women in the world.
The 55-year-old received a bachelor’s degree in Art and Science from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Laurene founded the Emerson Collective, which helps under-resourced students through entrepreneurship.
Margarita Louis-Dreyfus is a 52-year-old who is worth $9.5 billion. Her life story is truly amazing, as she grew up in an orphanage in Russia. She met her French billionaire husband, Robert Louis-Dreyfus, on an airplane and the two married in 1992.
When he passed away, Robert left his family’s extremely successful company to Margarita. Louis-Dreyfus is a French commodity giant, with companies in more than 100 countries with 72 offices. Margarita is the chairman of the group and a second cousin of actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
When Lynsi Snyder turned 35 years old on May 5, 2017, she received the final portion of her inheritance: the In-N-Out Burger fortune. She now owns 97% of the fast food chain and is worth $3 billion.
Snyder has led a difficult life despite her current riches, as her uncle was killed in a plane crash in 1993, and her father died of a drug overdose in 1999. In 2018 she was named the fourth-best CEO in the country by job site Glassdoor, based on employee reviews.
Jane Lauder is 43 years old and worth $1.4 billion. She is the sister of Aerin Lauder and is also heiress to the Estée Lauder cosmetics company. Jane holds the position of the global president as well as the general manager of the Estée Lauder, Origins, Ojon, and Darphin brands.
Since joining the family business in 1996, she now owns an incredible 20 million shares in the company. Her husband is a person of power as well, as the former governor of the U.S. Federal Reserve System.
48-year-old Zhou Qunfei is the second richest woman in China and the world’s richest self-made woman, with an estimated net worth of $9.8 billion. She grew up in a poor family, with her mother tragically passing away when she was five-years-old, and her father was injured at work in an accident. Despite all odds, Zhou became a successful entrepreneur.
She founded the company Lens Technology, which makes touch screens. Her company supplies these screens to major electronics companies such as Samsung, Apple, and Huawei. Zhou owns an incredible $27 million estate in Hong Kong, and loves mountain climbing and playing ping pong.
Sandra Mera is 50-years-old and worth $7.3 billion. She inherited her family’s fortune when her mother passed away in 2013. Sandra’s father is the fourth richest person in the world, Amancio Ortega Gaona, making Sandra the richest woman in Spain.
She owns 89% of the company’s holdings, named Rosp Corunna. She also has a stake in her father’s clothing company, Inditex. Sandra is married with three children, living in A Coruna, Spain.
Yang Huiyan is a 37-year-old who is worth $25.8 billion. Her father founded a company called Country Garden Holdings, which he transferred to her. She also has a hand in the Australian real estate developing business.
When the company began selling shares they raised $410 million, increasing her net worth at an insane rate. In fact, Yang’s wealth increased by $2.1 billion in the first four trading days of the year. The young billionaire has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and logistics from Ohio State University.
German heiress Susanne Klatten is 56-years -old and worth $25.1 billion. She is the richest woman in Germany and inherited the company BMW after her parents passed away. She owns 50% of the company, with her brother owning the other half.
That’s not the only company she owns, however, Along with BMW, Susanne also inherited Atlanta AG, a pharmaceutical giant that she sold for $6 billion. In 1978 she and her mother avoided a plot to kidnap them both when police stepped in.
Abigail Johnson is 54 years old and worth $13.7 billion. She is the CEO and President of Fidelity Investments as well as the chairman of Fidelity International. Her grandfather founded Fidelity and is currently the chairman.
Abigail has a 49% stake in the company. According to Forbes, she is the 19th most powerful woman in the world. Pictured here is Johnson as she receives an award on behalf of the Johnson family
Allison is worth $1.5 billion. Her father is Fayez Sarofim, who started the business Fayez Sarofim & Co. Her mother is the heiress to Brown & Root.
She does have a brother she may split the fortune with, but there is plenty to go around between the two of them.
Anna Anissimova is worth $2 billion and is popularly known as the Russian Paris Hilton. Her father is a billionaire who built his fortune by metal trading.
Her sister was murdered by the Russian Mafia, so Anna was sent to America for safety. She has done some modeling, acting, real estate ventures, and is married to Peter Schafer, a film producer.
Anna Getty is worth $2.4 billion. Her great-grandfather is Paul Getty, the man who founded Getty Oil Company. She holds the Getty fortune and has a line of eco-friendly health products.
Before starting that business, she was a yoga instructor and actress. She runs some other nonprofit organizations that promote health and well-being.