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? asked in Society & CultureRoyalty · 1 decade ago

who's britain's richest woman?

9 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Kirsty Bertarelli became Britain's richest woman when she married Swiss bio-tech billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli in 2000.

  • 1 decade ago

    J.K Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series. She is the second richest woman in entertainment in the world after Oprah Winfrey.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Christine Green at over £4 billion

  • 1 decade ago

    I believe the queen to be one of the richest women in the world,but we will never really know because everything to do with that parasitic family is a closely guarded secret,but hush you must not criticise any royal persons if you do so you will be made to listen to prince charles telling a story or his expanding his theory of relativity and that would send anybody potty,best just to forget the whole idea.

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  • 1 decade ago

    1. Kirsty Bertarelli

    Net worth: £5,950 million

    How: Pharmaceuticals

    Crowned Miss UK in 1988, Kirsty Bertarelli's considerable achievements include writing hit songs (Black Coffee, which was recorded by All Saints), creating a women's line of clothing for Alinghi and designing a range of jewellery for watchmakers Audemars Piguet. A true renaissance woman, even Carla Bruni would be impressed. She is married to Ernesto Bertarelli (the couple are pictured above) who sold the Switzerland-based pharmaceutical company Serono to Merck in 2006.

    2. Charlene de Carvalho

    Net worth: £4,400 million

    How: Inheritance, brewing, banking

    Nicknamed the "queen of brewing", Charlene de Carvalho and her husband Michael, a former film star and Olympic skier, inherited a controlling interest in Dutch brewer Heineken following the death of Charlene's father Freddy Heineken in 2002.

    3. Lady Green

    Net worth: £4,105 million

    How: Retailing

    Tina to her friends, plays a key role in the retail empire Arcadia, which owns Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, Evans and Miss Selfridge and is more closely associated with her husband, Sir Philip Green.

    4. Kirsten Rausing

    Net worth: £3,500 million

    How: Inheritance and investment

    Granddaughter of Ruben Rausing, who developed Tetra Pak, she sits on the board of Tetra Laval (the company that owns Tetra Pak) and is a keen horse-breeder.

    5. Baroness Howard de Walden

    Net worth: £1,400 million

    How: Property

    The Howard de Walden estates controls 90 acres of central London, including large swathes of fashionable Marylebone including Harley Street.

    6. Helene and Marianne Odfjell

    Net worth: £875 million

    How: Shipping

    Norwegian-born sisters run the family shipping and drilling operation Odfjell Drilling group from London.

    7. Ruth Parasol

    Net worth: £832 million

    How: Internet gambling

    Founded Party Gaming, the online poker group, with her husband Russell De Leon. A lawyer, she served as an adviser for her father's phone-sex-chat business before investing in and promoting internet porn. The porn interests were sold in 1996 and, soon after, she moved into internet gambling.

    8. Dame Mary Perkins

    Net worth: £810 million

    How: Opticians

    Husband-and-wife team Douglas and Dame Mary Perkins met while studying to be opticians at the University of Wales, making their fortune from Specsavers, which they established in 1984.

    9. Lily Safra

    Net worth: £764 million

    How: Inheritance

    Brazilian-born Lily Safra is the widow of Lebanese banker Edmond J Safra who was killed in an arson attack at their Monaco apartment in 1999. She was already a wealthy woman when she married Mr Safra, her fourth husband, as she had inherited millions when her second husband committed suicide. Renowned for her funding of charitable causes through the Edmond J Safra Foundation.

    10. Slavica Ecclestone

    Net worth: £734 million

    How: Divorce

    Slavica Ecclestone makes the list after her divorce of Bernie Ecclestone, the Formula One tycoon. She said recently: "I'm enjoying the freedom of being a woman in my fifties. My life is beautiful."

  • 1 decade ago

    The author of the potter series probably!?

    I heard that she was richer than the queen herself!

  • 1 decade ago

    I believe it is my wonderful friend Elizabeth Forbes-Hamilton Higginbottom Smythe. She introduced me to the Nigerian oil business a number of years ago. Liquid gold she calls it. Her Majesty The Queen is absolutely fuming that she did not get in at the time. He who hesitates is lost dear boy!

  • 1 decade ago

    the queen silly! don't u know dat?!

    Source(s): knowledge
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    dunno google it . :)

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