It usually takes years for billionaires to reach their status. In addition to time, they must be amazing entrepreneurs and put in a lot of hard work. But for some people such as these young women, they can also inherit their billionaire status.
Of course, aside from inheritance, some of these female entrepreneurs had the business skills to achieve it on their own. Most of them were incredible enough to have a net worth bigger than a small country’s treasury at 25 years old. Imagine what it’s like to have enough money to retire at this age.
They don’t need to work and can do anything they want, like traveling around the world with their private jet. But some continue to manage their own businesses, ensuring that it continues to grow.
As young billionaires, they also have an amazing circle of friends and connections – giving them a celebrity status as well. They’re not only rich but fabulously and famously rich. You will also find women here who are not only popular for their money but have found a way to make a name of themselves.
Check out these young and famous female billionaires who are taking the world by storm.
Dorothy Wang – $ 3.9 Billion
Dorothy Wang is a Chinese-American actor who is currently the breakout star on E!’s reality show Rich Kids of Beverly Hills. She is the daughter of Roger Wang, who is currently the chairman of the Golden Eagle International Group. He was also the former chief executive officer of this real estate company.
Dorothy was born as well as raised in Beverly Hills. She is an entrepreneur and designer who has built her Instagram following to 1 million. Dorothy’s father is currently estimated to have a net worth of $3.9 billion. This 30-year-old probably has enough investment money to retire.
Charlotte Casiraghi – $ 5 Billion
Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi is the daughter of Princess Caroline of Hanover and Italian industrialist Stefano Casiraghi. She is the granddaughter of Prince Rainier III of Monaco and the American actress Grace Kelly. She is currently eleventh in line to the throne of Monaco.
Aside from being the daughter of a princess, Charlotte is also a model for famous brands like Gucci. She has also earned a degree in Philosophy from Sorbonne University. She has a net worth of more than $5 billion. This 32-year-old is married and has three children. She even probably set up investment accounts for them.
Alexandra Andresen – $ 1.5 Billion
In 2016, 19-year-old Alexandra Andresen became the titleholder for the world’s youngest billionaire. For three consecutive years, she held this position on the Forbes list. She is the daughter of the founder of Ferd, Johan Andersen. Ferd is a Norwegian holding company that also operates in the financial and the real estate industry.
Alexandra works as a horse dresser and model for equestrian clothing. This 23-year-old currently has a net worth of $1.5 billion, which mostly came from 42.2% of the company shares she received from her father. That’s an amount you’ll never get from investment money alone.
Katharina Andresen – $ 1.4 Billion
Katharina Gamlemshaug Andresen is the sister of Alexandra Andersen. She is one of the Norwegian heiresses of Ferd who also got shares worth $1.8 billion when she was 20 years old. This was during the time she was working on getting a bachelor’s degree in Amsterdam.
In 2017, this billionaire had to pay more than $25,000 after getting caught for DUI. Her car insurance probably increased after this incident. But it’s not a problem for this 24-year-old since she has a net worth of $1.4 billion and is currently the third-youngest billionaire in the world.
Ariana Rockefeller – $ 2.8 Billion
Ariana Rockefeller is the great-great-great granddaughter of the oil industry business magnate, John Davison Rockefeller Sr. He is considered as the wealthiest person in the modern era and the richest American of all time having a net worth of $2.8 billion. Being born into this family and having this last name, she is set for life even if she is a fifth-generation member.
But Ariana also created a name for herself. She started as an amateur equestrian athlete and eventually became a fashion designer and businesswoman. She has successfully launched her own fashion line and continues working on it. Imagine how amazing her credit report looks like!
Lynsi Torres – $ 3 Billion
If the east coast has Shake Shack, then the west coast has In-N-Out. This family-run franchise was founded by Harry Snyder in 1948, and the heiress to his empire is his daughter, Lynsi Torres. She is the sole owner and president of this food chain, and the largest shareholder of this company after her father gave her his shares. She currently has a net worth of $3 billion at 37 years old which she tripled in two years. Unfortunately, there were multiple kidnapping attempts on her life. We hope she has installed a top of the line home security system.
Delphine Arnault Gancia – $ 26 Billion
If you love Louis Vuitton, then you probably want to trade lives with Delphine Arnault Gancia. She is the daughter of Bernard Arnault, the Chairman and CEO of this posh brand. Her father assigned her to be the Executive Vice President and Director of LV, and it’s a well-deserved position as she has a degree from the London School of Economics. Before working for LV in 2000, she started her career in McKinsey and Company. Along with her LV executive position, she is also a board member for Pucci, Celine, and Moët Hennessy with a net worth of $26 billion.
Yvonne Bauer – $ 2.9 Billion
Yvonne Bauer is the heiress to one of the largest media companies in the world, Bauer Media Group. Her family’s empire produces more than 600 titles or magazines, 400 plus digital products, and 50 television and radio stations worldwide. She attended the University of Bamberg to get a degree in German Philology – and of course, she didn’t need any student loan. In 2010, she received 85% of the company from her father, which made her the largest shareholder. Currently, she has a net worth of $2.9 billion and has two children (twins!) with husband and television journalist Enno Koch.
Margarita Louis-Dreyfus – $ 5.3 Billion
Margarita Louis-Dreyfus is the cousin of the famous actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus. It’s probably why you recognize her unique last name. She has a net worth of $5.3 billion after inheriting the money left by her late husband, Robert Louis-Dreyfus. Part of his will states that Margarita gets the majority share of his company, Louis Dreyfus Group Commodities. That’s a billion times bigger than what any insurance can cover. Also, Robert did the right thing because Margarita is an amazing businesswoman. Two years after her husband’s death, she became the chairman of Louis Dreyfus, owning around 70% of the company.
Dylan Lauren – $ 5 Billion
Dylan Lauren is one out of the three children of world-renowned fashion designer Ralph Lauren. She graduated from Duke University with an art degree. Her known net worth is around $5 billion which is partly from her father’s money combined with her business, Dylan’s Candy Bar. She probably didn’t need a business loan to start her company. Today, her business claims to be the largest candy store worldwide. Besides being a businesswoman, Dylan is also a mother of two with her husband and hedge fund manager Paul Arrouet. They got married in 2011, which financially, further increased Dylan’s net worth.
Amanda Hearst – $ 8.7 Billion
Amanda Hearst is the great-granddaughter of the founder of the Hearst Corporation, William Hearst. Her net worth rose after she inherited $8.7 billion from her great-grandfather. But even after having enough money for retirement, Amanda pursued a career as a model. She signed with IMG and has appeared in several magazines like Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, and Harper’s Bazaar. Today, she shifted her career to become an associate market editor for Marie Claire magazine. She also founded a non-profit organization, Friends of Finn. She probably didn’t need a business loan to start this company which saves puppies in puppy mills.
Josie Ho – $ 3.8 Billion
Josie Ho is the daughter of the founder and chairman of SJM Holdings, Stanley Ho. She is the youngest daughter of this casino magnate with his second wife. Their family currently owns 19 casinos in Macau. Even with his father’s money, Josie pursued a career as a musician and actress. Her father was very protective, but even the man dubbed “Hugh Hefner of the East” can’t stop her. Today, Josie has a net worth of $3.8 billion, so she probably didn’t need a business loan when she and her husband, Conroy Chan, established their film production company, 852 Films.
Tamara Ecclestone – $ 3.6 Billion
Tamara Ecclestone is the daughter of the former CEO of Formula One Group, Bernie Ecclestone and former model Slavica Ecclestone. Similar to her mother, she pursued a career in modeling. In 2013, she appeared in Sky Sports Italia. She is also a television personality and socialite with a net worth of $3.6 billion – which mostly came from her business magnate father. Currently, Tamara is happily married and has a daughter. They live in the famous Kensington Palace Gardens located in London. Similar to her expensive property, we bet her homeowners insurance must also cost a fortune!
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen or the Olsen Twins – $ 1 Billion
Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen or better known as the Olsen Twins are former child actresses. They made their first television debut portraying Michelle in the series Full House. They progressed through their acting career and appeared in several films and video productions during their teenage years. The Olsen Twins also became fashion designers and built their own company, Dualstar which helped them increase their net worth to $1 billion. They became one of the wealthiest women in their industry at a young age. They should place some of their money in an investment account to grow their net worth.
Marissa Mayer – $ 1.1 Billion
Marissa Ann Mayer is one of the women in this list who didn’t inherit her billionaire status. She has worked for multiple information technology companies, which increased her net worth to $1.1 billion. Of course, she placed some on investments to further increase her assets. This Stanford University graduate is also known for being the first female engineer for Google. As one of the first employees, she had the edge and a great opportunity with her stock options. Eventually, she even became the President and CEO of Yahoo. When Yahoo bought Tumblr, it was under her leadership and guidance.
Aerin Lauder – $ 1.85 Billion
If you like make-up, then you are familiar with the last name of Aerin Lauder. She is the heiress to Estée Lauder and owns 16 million shares which amount to $1.85 billion. As a member of the Lauder family, she also became interested in the fashion and cosmetics industry. So it wasn’t a surprise when she decided to start her own cosmetic, furniture, and fashion line. She named her company AERIN, omitting the last name so people don’t associate or confuse her business with her family’s company. We bet she didn’t need a business loan to start her own.
Yang Huiyan – $ 12.6 Billion
Yang Huiyan is the daughter of the founder and chairman of Country Garden Group, Yang Guoqiang. When she turned 36 years old, her father gave her the majority of the shares. She received 55% shares which made her the youngest female billionaire in Asia with a net worth of $12.6 billion back in 2007. It was a well-deserved gift, as she made use of her degree in marketing and logistics from Ohio State University to raise $410 million for her company by selling new shares. No wonder she became the vice chairman of the board for the governance committee.
Tatiana Casiraghi – $ 2.4 Billion
Tatiana Santo Domingo-Casiraghi was already wealthy before she joined the Monaco royal family. She has a net worth of $2.4 billion which was given to her by her grandfather, Julio Mario Santo Domingo. He was the founder of Bavaria, a brewery in Columbia which was eventually traded in for a percentage of SABMiller. After he passed away, Tatiana inherited a sixth of his fortune which made her one of the youngest billionaires in the world. We hope she placed some money in an investment account to increase her net worth, even if she still married a royalty, Andrea Casiraghi.
Holly Branson – $ 3.8 Billion
If you know the Virgin Group, then you are probably familiar with the last name of Holly Branson. She is the daughter of Richard Branson, the successful businessman who has grown the Virgin Group into an empire with more than 400 companies under it. Before joining the family business, she got her medical degree and a specialization in neurology. She finally decided to work with her father and she started handling the business ventures of Virgin Hotels and the company’s corporate social responsibility departments, Virgin Money Giving and Virgin Unite. She now has a net worth of $3.8 billion.
Marie Besnier Beauvalot – $ 4 Billion
Marie Besnier Beauvalot is the daughter of Michel Besnier who is the founder of the dairy company, Lactalis. It’s located in Laval, which is their hometown in western France. Their dairy products contribute to more than $18 billion to their annual revenue. No wonder this French heiress has a net worth of $4 billion. Back in 2000, she inherited the company along with her two brothers which gave them a combined 100% shares of the company. Currently, they’re expanding their company to Southeast Asia. We hope she will get insurance for her business as a precautionary measure during this expansion.
Vanisha Mittal Bhatia – $ 51 Billion
Vanisha Mittal Bhatia is the daughter of the CEO and chairman of ArcelorMittal, Lakshmi N. Mittal. Her father gave her 34% shares of his steelmaking company and liquid funds worth billions of dollars. No wonder she is one of the richest female billionaires in this list with a whopping net worth of $51 billion. It was also time for her to start working for the company, especially after studying at the University of London and getting her bachelor’s degree from the European Business School. Currently, she is married to an investment banker, Amit Bhatia, who now works for their company.
Caroline Hagen Kjos – $ 2.5 Billion
Caroline Hagen Kjos is one of the heiresses in this list who has taken over their family’s business. She has a net worth of $2.5 billion after becoming the chairman Canica AS, which is a holding company. Caroline is the largest shareholder as she owns 97.5% of the company. She must have even placed some in an investment account to grow her net worth. Their company was created to own her father’s initial business, the grocery chain RIMI. They have also purchased other stores and have become the largest owner of the companies Steen & Strøm, Komplett, Jernia, Ignis, and Orkla.
Serra Sabanci – $ 1.1 Billion
Serra Sabanci is a member of the Turkish family who owns Sabanci Holding, which is the largest industrial and financial conglomerate in Turkey. She is a board member and holds shares of the company that amounts to $1.1 billion. Serra got an Economics degree from the University of Portsmouth in England and then pursued the same field at Bilgi University in Israel. Serra is also a board member of the Sabanci Foundation as she primarily focuses on the company’s philanthropy. She was married to Birol Aktan but then they called a divorce lawyer five years after their wedding.
Athina Onassis – $ 5 Billion
Athina Onassis is the last living descendant of Aristotle Onassis, who was a Greek billionaire and husband of the former first lady of the United States, Jaqueline Kennedy. For her 18th birthday, Athina was given $800 million which grew to around $5 billion. She is known for her lavish lifestyle and combining this with her uneventful divorce with Olympic athlete, Álvaro de Miranda Neto, her net worth may have decreased. Of course, she won’t be needing a bankruptcy attorney since the decrease is probably just a billion. This means that she’s still a multi-billionaire who can fund her extravagant expenditures.
Petra Stunt – $ 7 Billion
With two billionaires in her family, it’s not a surprise that Petra Stunt will gain the same status as well. She is the daughter of Bernie Ecclestone, the former CEO of Formula One Group and is married to billionaire James Stunt. When she was 19 years old, she started her career in the fashion industry as a model. She then established a menswear label called FORM which was eventually sold and liquidated because it didn’t sell. This socialite has a net worth of $7 billion, which hopefully, she places some of it in an investment account for her three children.
Elizabeth Holmes – $ 4.5 Billion
Elizabeth Holmes is one of the self-made female billionaires on this list. This American entrepreneur worked hard to gain her billionaire status which also led her to be considered as one of the most influential women in the world. Elizabeth is the founder and inventor of Theranos, a company that has revolutionized blood testing and how blood is taken. Because of this business venture, she gained a net worth of $4.5 billion. Unfortunately, she had to call a bankruptcy attorney after the reliability of her company was questioned. She lost billions and her blood-test company has now become defunct.
Jennifer Gates – $ 20 million
Jennifer Katharine Gates is the eldest child of one of the world’s most famous business magnate, Bill Gates. Her father is the principal founder of the multinational technology company, Microsoft Corporation. This 23-year-old is getting her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. Aside from being a student, she is also a competitive equestrian during her free time and manages her Instagram account with around 154,000 followers. With her father’s net worth of more than almost $108 billion, we bet there is some money from there going to her investment account. She has a net worth of $20 million. Her future will be safe and good with a multi-billionaire father.
Anna Getty – $ 2.4 Billion
Anna Getty is a member of the family that owns Getty Oil, who was founded by her great-grandfather, Paul Getty. Anna decided not to join the family business and started her professional career as an actress. She shifted careers and became the head of an eco-friendly health product company while working as a documentary producer. She is also actively involved in different organizations that focus on well-being and health. Her health insurance must cost low since her work revolves around healthy living. Anna is still heiress to the family company which gives her a net worth of $2.4 billion.
Perenna Kei – $ 1.3 Billion
Perenna Kei or formerly known as Ji Peili is the daughter of the Chairman and CEO of Logan Property Holdings, Ji Haipeng. When she was just 24 years old and a college student, she gained her billionaire status after her father gave her 85% shares of the company. Her net worth became $1.3 billion which made her the youngest billionaire in the world back in 2014. This was when she was getting her bachelor’s degree with a major in economics and finance from the University of London. At 29 years old, she still has access to her trust fund.
Kylie Jenner – $ 900 Million
Kylie Kristen Jenner is the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner family. She is one of the women in this list who didn’t inherit their billionaire status. Just this year, she was named the youngest self-made billionaire because of her successful products, Kylie lip kits and her cosmetic line. Her net worth became $900 million Even if her family name and mother, Kris Jenner, were some of the factors that helped her gain her status, people consider that Kylie achieved this on her own. If this 21-year-old places her money in the right investment, she can probably retire early and have enough to raise her daughter, Stormi.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – $ 3.4 Billion
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the daughter of the late Gérard Louis-Dreyfus, who was the chairman of Louis Dreyfus Energy Services. He had a net worth of $3.4 billion, and there aren’t any insurance company that can ever top this money. Julia is also the great-great-granddaughter of the founder of Louis Dreyfus Group, Léopold Louis-Dreyfus. She did not follow her father or her great-great-grandfather’s footsteps since she decided to become an actress. She is best known for her starring role in the shows Seinfeld and Veep. She should place some of her earnings from her successful acting in an investment account.
Charlotte Söderström – $ 2 Billion
Charlotte Söderström is the daughter of the chairman of Hennes & Mauritz (or more popularly known as H&M) and the richest man in Sweden, Stefan Persson. It was back in 1947 when their retail company was established by her grandfather, Erling Persson. Charlotte holds company shares that amount to almost $2 billion, which is just right since she works for the family business. She runs the sponsorship department as well as her own stud farm. Today, she is a mother of three and is happily married. We hope she starts placing money on an investment account for her children’s future.
Lee Seo-Hyun – $ 1.57 Billion
Lee Seo-Hyun is the daughter of Lee Kun-Hee, the chairman of Samsung. Unfortunately, one of her sisters passed away when she was just 26. She is the most business-oriented among her siblings, as her brother is in jail due to bribery charges. Seo-Hyun got her bachelor’s degree from Parsons School of Design in New York City. Back in 2015, she became the head of the fashion label of Samsung C&T and has contributed to changing the company’s structure. She is also the president of the textile manufacturer company, Cheil Industries and has a net worth of $1.57 billion.
Anna Anissimova – $ 2 Billion
Anna Schafer or formerly known as Anna Anissimova is the daughter of Russian billionaire and metal magnate, Vasily Anisimov. She left Russia for the United States after her older sister was murdered due to a political plot. We hope she had a state-of-the-art home security system for her new house. Even if she gained a net worth of around $2 billion from her father’s fortune, she still worked, specifically in the modeling and the real estate industry. Recently, she shifted her career to acting and has appeared in the movies Elizabeth Blue, The Trials of Cate McCall, and The Whistleblower.