Christy Walton: Holding the title of richest woman in the world for a long time before Gina, Christy is the widow of John T Walton, son of the founder of Wal-Mart, the American chain of department stores. She has received about $200 million in Wal-Mart dividends in the past six months.
She has been ranked as the highest female philanthropist by Portfolio magazine. Known to have donated billions from her wealth, she also donated her own Victorian home, which was built in 1896, to the International Community Foundation – Centre for Cross-Border Philanthropy.
Net worth: $25.3 billion
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