More women than ever are now achieving a personal net worth of over $1 billion. In fact, there are 256 women included in the rankings on the 2018 Forbes World’s Billionaires list and this is an all-time record. There are various reasons why these women have become so wealthy. While some are from wealthy families and have inherited large sums of money, others are successful businesswomen who have achieved great things in their field and are an inspiration to other women. There are examples of such women from almost every industry and there are female billionaires from across the globe. Here are the 20 richest females in the world and you will be staggered by the astronomic net worth figures for these women.