World’s Billionaire Heiresses
So Forbes List of Billionaire Heiressess is out. And what an emotional site!! All 3 in the top 3 are Indians!
Here are the girls…
No. 1: Vanisha Mittal Bhatia
Daughter of Lakshmi Mittal, $45 billion
The second child and only daughter of the world’s fourth-richest man, steel baron Lakshmi Mittal, Vanisha serves on the board of directors of her father’s $103 billion (market cap) company, ArcelorMittal. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the European Business School and a master’s in South Asian studies from London’s prestigious School of Oriental and African Studies. She made her name in the heiress hall of fame with her 2004 wedding to banker Amit Bhatia, a week-long affair in Paris attended by 1,000 guests; it reportedly cost $60 million.
No. 2: Isha Ambani
Daughter of Mukesh Ambani, $43 billion
The only daughter of the world’s fifth-richest man, Isha has been photographed with her father at cricket matches. (He owns cricket team Mumbai Indians). At 16, she already holds a stake worth about $80 million in Reliance Industries, the petrochemicals giant her father runs. A former student body council president, she also plays on her school’s championship soccer team and is a trained pianist.
No. 3: Pia Singh
Daughter of K.P. Singh, $30 billion
A graduate of University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Singh pursued a six-week filmmaking course at New York University and later worked in the risk-underwriting department at GE Capital. She now works for her father’s DLF group, where she heads its entertainment venture, DT Cinemas, and is managing director of its luxury retail business. Already she has a stake worth $400 million.
No. 4: Delphine Arnault-Gancia
Daughter of Bernard Arnault, $25.5 billion
The willowy beauty and heiress to luxury goods icon LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton appears to be her father’s heir apparent. An LVMH board member, the former consultant was named managing director of couture house Christian Dior in April; she already sits on the board of two other LVMH brands, Pucci and Loewe.
No. 5: Marta Ortega Perez
Daughter of Amancio Ortega, $20.2 billion
Youngest daughter of Spain’s richest man is considered to be next in line to run $27.5 billion (market cap) Inditex, an apparel manufacturer that also owns Zara retail stores. As discreet as her notoriously private father, the 26-year-old was, until recently, better known for her love of horses–Dad reportedly built an equestrian center for her–than her business ambition. Yet last year she started learning the ropes at her family’s stores and is expected to be named to the board.
No. 6: Anastasia Potanina
Daughter of Vladimir Potanin, $19.3 billion
The 24-year-old daughter of Russian oligarch Vladimir Potanin has embraced her father’s love of athletics. A former world champion in the extreme sport of Aquabiking (or Jet-Ski racing) she reportedly retired recently to focus on a career in sports management. Her father has promoted numerous Aquabike competitions and played a prominent role in Russia’s successful bid for the 2014 Winter Olympics in the resort city of Sochi, site of Anastasia’s 2005 title.
Nos. 7 and 8: Georgina and Emma Bloomberg
Daughters of Michael Bloomberg, $11.5 billion
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s two daughters, 25-year-old Georgina and 29-year-old Emma are as driven as their father, though in very different fields. Georgina, an equestrian since the age of 3, has risen through the ranks to become one of the country’s top-ranked show jumpers, a sport where horse and rider navigate five-foot-tall fences. An equine injury kept her out of the 2008 Olympic trials, but she’s training for 2012. Emma, a recent graduate of Harvard Business School and its Kennedy School of Government, has been active in her father’s political campaigns. However, Bloomberg is a generous philanthropist: He’s made no formal announcement, but there are rumors he plans to give most of his prodigious fortune away.
No. 9: Marina Berlusconi
Daughter of Silvio Berlusconi, $9.4 billion
Daughter of three-time Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, Marina, 42, chairs her father’s holding company, Fininvest Group, as well as Mondadori Group, Italy’s largest book and magazine publisher. She also sits on the boards of four Fininvest companies. Berlusconi studied at the University of Milan but left to work at Fininvest before she earned her degree. She currently lives in Milan with Maurizio Vanadia, a ballet dancer, and their two children.
No. 10: Samantha Kluge
Daughter of John Kluge, $9.5 billion
An eccentric heiress whose multiple tattoos and two annulled marriages once gave her a wild child reputation, Kluge has since settled down in Los Angeles, where she runs a jewelry and accessories design firm. The former style editor for Glamour is the sole biological child of German-American media mogul John Kluge, who in 1989 was ranked America’s richest person. There may be another name to add to the trust: Samantha was rumored to have had a baby boy this past spring, though nothing has been confirmed.
Missing from these rankings are far more visible socialites like Paris Hilton or Amanda Hearst, whose relations to billionaires are more distant, and whose chance of inheriting the family fortune not as great. Even Paris’ nightclub-appearance fees wouldn’t bring her close to the ranks of these 10 women.
Source : Forbes World’s Billionaires Heiresses List
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