Greece among seven countries where the richest person is a woman


The richest woman in the world is Françoise Betancourt. The heir to the L’Òreal empire has a fortune of $101 billion, ranking 14th among the world’s super-rich, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

However, Françoise Bettencourt fails to represent France as the richest person in the country, an award that belongs to Bernard Arnault, the chairman and CEO of LVMH Moët, the world’s leading luxury goods group with a fortune of 186.2 billion. After all, according to, in just seven countries in the world, the richest people are women, among them Greece.

Maria Angelikousi is the richest member of the Greek shipping industry, with a fortune estimated at $6 billion. The 42-year-old women who has roots from the Greeks island of Chios, followed in the footsteps of her grandfather, Antonis V. Angelicoussis, legendary shipping tycoon and founder of the company Angelicoussis Shipping Group Limited (ASGL), but also of her father, from whom she inherited the family business.

Maria Angelikousi, three years after the death of her late father, Ioannis Angelikousi, on April 10, 2021, proves that although she studied and practiced as a doctor in Great Britain until 2008 and offered her services non-profitably in African countries, has shipping in her DNA.

Gina Rinehart. Photo: AAP/DAVE HUNT

The richest person in Australia is also a woman. The 71-year-old Gina Rinehart has a fortune of $22.8 billion and she ranks 84th among the richest people in the world. She is the daughter of geologist Land Hancock and founder of Hancock Prospecting, a major Australian mining and agricultural company.

After her father’s death in 1992, Rinehart became executive chairman of Hancock Prospecting Pty Limited (HPPL) and the HPPL group of companies. Now, the entrepreneur is looking to move her business into the production of lithium, a mineral associated with green energy that can be used to make batteries for electronic devices and electric cars.




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