Meet the World's Richest Moms

There are 70 billionaire moms in the world
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted May 9, 2010 5:15 AM CDT
Christy Walton is the world's richest mom.   (YouTube screen grab)
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(Newser) – We hear a lot about Angelina, but she isn't the only mom making serious bank. According to Forbes' count, there are 70 billionaire mothers in the world (compared to 555 dads). Some of them—think Mars and Heineken—are old names. Others, are relative newcomers. Here are some of the standouts:

  • Richest: American billionaire Christy Walton inherited her $22.5 billion fortune when her husband, an heir to the Wal-Mart fortune, died in a plane crash in 2005.

  • Most kids: Lawmaker and mother of 9, Savitri Jindal is worth more than $12 billion. Like Walton, she's a widow. She helps run the steel and power conglomerate her late husband founded.
  • Youngest: BMW heiress Suzanne Klatten is only 47, but is worth $11 billion. She made headlines when she had an affair at a hotel bar and went public when the man tried to blackmail her
  • Coolest gig: Charlene de Carvhalho-Heineken gets to be a beer heiress and a billionaire! This 55-year-old businesswoman inherited a 25% stake in the company five years ago. She's got five kids.

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