These are  the richest women in the world and here is how they acquired their incredible wealth from their families.

5. Jacqueline Mars: US$32.6 billion She owns an estimated one-third of Mars, the world's largest candymaker, founded by her grandfather Frank C. Mars in 1911

4. MacKenzie Scott: US$43.6 billion Of the 137 billion dollars in their combined wealth, she received US$38 billion as part of the divorce settlement. In the split, she received a portion of Amazon's shares as well.

3. Alice Walton: US$59.2 billion The 72-year-old daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton has been among the world’s wealthiest women for more than 10 years.

2. Julia Koch: US$63.4 billion Julia and her three children own a 42 per cent stake in Koch Industries, founded by her late husband David Koch. 

1. Françoise Bettencourt Meyers: US$74.8 billion The granddaughter of French beauty giant L’Oreal’s founder – has topped the list of the planet’s wealthiest women. She has served on the board of L’Oreal since 1997.