Meet the 4 richest women in the world



Meet the richest women in the world

Robert Kiyosaki once said “It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for.” True to Kiyosaki’s wisdom, the bulk of women making the list of world’s richest come from generational wealth. They continue to distinguish themselves by their ability to protect and maintain the empires laid before them. Though marked by lives of affluence and privilege, it has been in the face of both substantial threat and scandal that these powerful women have held onto their places in the world.

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers – $48.7 billion

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Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, French heiress to the L’Oreal fortune, is the richest woman in the world. The inheritance that marked Bettencourt as the world’s wealthiest was under threat shortly before it came into her possession as novelist and playwright Francois-Marie Banier attempted to siphon funds from the ailing Liliane Bettencourt shortly before her passing. Banier, at one point, was encouraging Liliane to adopt him, thus serving to establish himself in the line of inheritance. Francoise Bettencourt was able to establish her mother’s mental incompetence in court to save her assets, though the tapes she presented as evidence later served to ignite the Woerth-Bettencourt scandal, in which the family was implicated in charges of tax evasion and illegal payment of high-ranking French authorities, including French president Nicolas Sarkozy himself.

Alice Walton – $42.5 billion

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Daughter of Walmart founders Sam and Helen Walton, Alice is the world’s second-richest woman by only a small margin. Her professional career began as an equity analyst and money manager before she went on to found the investment bank the Llama Company. In 2016, her shares of Walmart stock were valued at $11B. In her personal life, Walton is known as a passionate equestrian and moved to a ranch in Texas after closing Llama Company. Though a notable entrepreneur, Walton is a less than stellar motorist. In 1983 and once again in 1989, Alice was involved in two serious car accidents, one in which she suffered severe trauma to her leg, and another that cost the life of 50-year-old pedestrian Oleta Hardin. No charges were filed.

Susanne Klatten – $25 billion

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At third place, Susanne Klatten, the German daughter of Herbert and Johanna Quandt, counts her holdings among the world’s richest. Her father’s wealth was distributed in several prominent German industries, most notably in chemical and pharmaceutical Manufacturer Altana and a 12.5 percent holding in BMW. The Quandt family name came under fire in the German press after a documentary was released documenting the use of slave labor in Quandt factories during World War II. The Quandt family opened its archives to investigation of Nazi crimes and later issued public apologies and expressions of remorse through German automaker BMW. Susanne was also the target of extortion by Swiss playboy Helg Sgarbi, who was sentenced to six years in prison.

Jacqueline Mars – $23.2 billion


The only thing sweeter than all the world’s chocolate is loads and loads of money. Though Jacqueline Mars can’t claim to hold quite all of the chocolate, her namesake—Mars, Incorporated—is known across American households for its sweet treats. Jacqueline served as Food Product Group President at Mars, Inc. from 1982 to 2001 before retiring. Mother to three children, the Mars heiress sits on the board of directors for a number of national counsels for the fine arts and conservation efforts. As of June 2018, Jacqueline ranks as the 38th richest person in the world.

4 Top Golf Courses in Florida

(oped: I find it a bit odd that President Trump’s Key Largo course is not on this list being that the fee is now $1 Million dollars per year, also consider that before he became President the cost was a meer $100 thousand per year.)(oldpoet56)

4 Top Golf Courses in Florida

Golfing and Florida go hand-in-hand thanks to balmy year-round temperatures, days of endless sunshine, and some of the most creative and expertly-crafted courses in the U.S.  With over 1,250 golf courses in the state, it can be hard to know which one is worthy of your time. Below we’ve got four of the craftiest, cleverest, most beautifully designed courses that will inspire the Tiger Woods in all of you.

Streamsong Red, Bowling Green

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Sitting roughly 50 miles southeast of Tampa, Bowling Green is a sub-3,000 resident town that packs a big punch when it comes to the game of golf. This course has a much more rugged and slightly unkempt feel to it than the others on this list while still maintaining its distinguished reputation and a solid air of dignity. It’s these characteristics coupled with the dramatic landscape that make Steamsong Red a celebrated course. This course was designed with walking golfers in mind; strolling the course not only allows for some expansive views, but it’s also the best way to truly experience the course. In fact, the walking golf philosophy is such a centric part of this course that there are months when no golf cart riding is allowed at all!

Fun Fact: Streamsong Red is actually one of three epic courses rolled into the 16,000-acres of windswept prairies, sculpted lakes and towering dunes.

Calusa Pines, Naples

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The story behind the birth of this course is just as inspiring as the course itself. Gary Chensoff beat cancer against the odds and went on to develop a multi-dimensional golf course on a plot of land as flat as a pancake.  With the goal in mind to make the course as unique as possible, designer Hurdzan-Fry crafted slopes and ridges from the fill of lakes that were made by blasting great holes into the ground with dynamite.  In fact, they got so blast-happy on this site, they ran up a cool $1 million-dollar bill on dynamite alone! While the daring shape of the course entices golfers from all around the world, it’s the thoughtful touches like the planting of 100 mature oak trees that gives this course a sophisticated feel.

Fun Fact:  Membership at this ultra-exclusive club runs around $150,000 bucks a pop!

TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach

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As the permanent host of the PGA-tour, the location, layout and wickedness of this course were honed to perfection to deliver thrilling games to the fans who watch and professionals who play. With a style defined by its creator as “grenade attack architecture”, this course is full of lumps, bumps, divots and carved out spaces that challenge even the world’s best players. Most notorious of all, however, is the 17th hole. Ringed in water, the island green provides a “sink-or-swim” moment of anxiety as the golfer attempts to clear the lake and sink the putt. All this might sound a little overwhelming for a novice golfer, but designer Pete Dye insists he made this course for players of all levels.

Fun Fact: The on-site Marriott Resort and Spa ensures a golf holiday doesn’t have to be all about smacking balls around the green – it’s totally okay to indulge in a spa treatment, take a dip in one of the pools, or dine in one of the resort’s seven restaurants.

Seminole, Juno Beach

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Topping Golf Digest’s list of best golf courses in Florida, Seminole also earns our pick as the state’s top golf course for several reasons. There’s a lot to love about the Atlantic-coast facing course, but critics often praise it as one of the country’s most impressive examples of golf course routing. While it wasn’t designed solely to trick golfers, it’s certainly not for those just starting out; Seminole has got a few tricks up its sleeve. The relatively flat-looking green isn’t as innocent as it appears. Much of the deception lies in the angled sides of the greens that mimic an ever-so-slight saucer shape. We can’t decide if this golf course is on the players’ side on not, but one thing is clear – a keen golfer won’t forget a game played Seminole.

What is the salary for the President of the United States?



What is the salary for the President of the United States?







$1 million

Being the president of the United States pays well at $400,000 a year, according to Title 3 of the U.S. Code. In addition, presidents also receive a $100,000 travel stipend; $50,000 annual expense account; and a whopping $19,000 to cover entertainment. There are plenty of other perks that come with the job, like free transportation and housing in some sweet digs. But the benefits don’t stop when the president finishes up their term either, as they receive a $200,000 annual pension and free official travel. Since the code’s creation, the role has seen five pay raises from its original salary of $25,000 yearly. That wasn’t chump change at the time, however, as it was roughly $600,000 in today’s terms.
Source: Business Insider | Date Updated: June 3, 2019