The world's 9 wealthiest women

  • ​9. Iris Fontbona: $13.8 billion

    Fontbona is the head of Chile's wealthiest family, which owes its riches to copper producer Antofagasta and Quinenco, which owns Banco de Chile and other companies. She married businessman Andronico Luksic when she was just 18. While Luksic had started out as a Ford salesman, he ended up building a massive empire that included beach resorts, beer companies and media assets.

    According to Bloomberg, the Luksic family makes investment decisions via a family council.