Some people assume that powerful women with money have either came from an old rich family or simply married into one. Some women on this list were born into extremely rich families but didn’t waste their money on nonsense things. You’re wrong if you believe all heiresses can be and act like Paris Hilton. The women on this list, earning them “richest women” title have worked hard from the start then just made it grow into something more than what they had been given from the start. These women were disciplined during their youth and is working hard instead of posting their wealth all over social media all day.
#1. Alannah Weston – $7.9 billion
She is the heiress of her family’s chain of supermarket retail stores and bakeries. The Weston family is considered to be the second richest family in Canada. In 2004, Alannah Weston became the creative director for Selfridges and was later named the deputy chairman of the Selfridges Group.