2011 Top US Female Billionaires

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Since the top five billionaires are dudes, here is how the ladies stack up!

Christy Walton & family (Walmart) $26.5 billion comes in at 10th on the world’s richest people list.

Alice Walton (Walmart) $21.2 billion takes 21st place.

Anne Cox Chambers (Cox Enterprises) $13.4 billion is 53rd.

Abigail Johnson (Fidelity Investments) $11.3 billion is 69th.

Jacqueline Mars (Mars) $10 billion is 81st.

Blair Parry-Okeden (Cox Enterprises) $6.7 billion is 145th.

Marian MacMillan Pictet (Cargill Inc.) $4.7 billion came in at 223.

Whitney MacMillan (Cargill Inc.) $4.7 billion also 223rd.

Pauline MacMillan Keinath (Cargill Inc.) $4.7 billion also 223rd.

Ann Walton Kroenke (Walmart) $3.4 billion is 323rd.

Everybody’s favorite afternoon talk show hostess, Oprah Winfrey is worth $2.7 billion and tied with Donald Trump for 420th place.

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2011 Forbes Billionaire List

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Even during a global economic downturn, the rich are getting richer.

Three of the top five billionaires are Americans.

Carlos Slim Helu, Chairman of Telemax in Mexico was the world’s richest man this year with a net worth of $74 billion.  His wealth increased from $53.5 billion last year to $74 billion this year!  He holds interests in Saks Fifth Avenue and The New York Times.

Bill Gates (Microsoft) came in at number two this year with a net worth of $54 billion.  Gates has already given $30 billion dollars to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  The foundation fights hunger and disease world-wide.

Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway) is third on the list with a net worth of $50 billion.  Buffett saw his fortune increase by $3 billion over last year.

Bernard Arnault (Louis Vitton) of France is the wealthiest man in Europe.  His wealth increased $13.5 billion over last year to $41 billion.  Guess those handbags are selling well!

Larry Ellison (Oracle) saw his net wealth jump $11.5 billion to round out the top five at $39.5 billion.  Ellison won the America’s Cup in 2010 after spending $100 million to win the yachting competition.