Country: Germany Company: BMW, Altana Net Worth: $23.4 Billion.
Susanne Klatten, originally Susanne Quandt, was born in Germany in 1963. She is a German citizen and still resides in the country. She married Jan Klatten in 1990, and they have three children together. Klatten attended IMD-Lausanne and received her MBA. She is famously known as the richest woman in Germany.
Klatten is the primary shareholder of an enormous pharma and chemical manufacturer Altana. She inherited 50.1% of the company when her father passed away and was responsible for helping the company become a first-rate corporation. Altana is now on the German DAX list of the top 30 companies. Klatten also inherited a 12.5% stake in the luxury car brand BMW and serves on the company’s board alongside her brother.
Country: Canada Company: Power Corp. Net Worth: $4.2 Billion.
Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, and residing in Le Domaine Laforest, Quebec, Jacqueline Desmarais was a billionaire and a Canadian national. She was famous for her shrewd business sense but also for her charitable activities. Desmarais was a strong supporter of music and opera and donated large sums of money to Canadian musical organizations.
Desmarais’ second son Andre is married to the daughter of the former Canadian prime minister. Jacqueline was the creator of an eponymous foundation, the purpose of which was to help young opera singers get their start. She lived in a seventy-five-acre estate and remained there until her death in March 2018 at the age of 89.
Denise DeBartolo York
Country: USA Company: The DeBartolo Corporation, San Francisco 49ers Net Worth: $5.1 Billion.
The surprising owner of the NFL team, the San Francisco 49ers, is billionaire Denise DeBartolo York. York’s father was Edward J. DeBartolo Sr., an American businessman and construction mogul. When he passed away, he left York his enormous fortune. After graduation, she began working in the family business and became co-chairman after her father’s death in 1994.
York’s love of sports team ownership began when her father purchased the Pittsburgh Penguins NHL team. She loved running the team and even led them to a Stanley Cup victory in 1990. These days, she is most famous for her ownership of the 49ers, which she also co-chairs. Although her son Jed York has taken over the team’s everyday matters.
Country: Norway Company: Ferd AS Net Worth: $ 1.6 Billion.
Alexandra Andresen was only 19 when she broke the record to become the world’s youngest billionaire. She received most of her fortune through the inheritance of almost half of her father’s company, Ferd AS, several years earlier. Another large portion of the company was given to her sister Katharina. Andresen took the money and turned it into a business empire.
She also did some side work as a fashion model, which couldn’t have hurt. The money and fame, however, did not go to Andersen’s head. She reportedly still drives used cars and opts to save her earnings instead of wildly spending them on an extravagant lifestyle. This makes her one of the more down-to-earth and humble billionaires on our list.
Country: USA Company: Dylan’s Candy Bar Net Worth: $50 Million.
Everyone knows that Dylan’s Candy Bar is a place you just have to visit if you are in New York City. It was founded in 2011 by Dylan Lauren, a billionaire and the daughter of fashion icon Ralph Lauren. It was rumored that Dylan came up with the idea for the store when she was just a child, after watching the classic film "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory."
While the flagship store is still in New York City, Dylan’s Candy Bar has opened locations in Los Angeles, Miami Beach, Chicago, and more, and its candy can also be purchased online from almost anywhere in the world.