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Susanne Klatten

13,200,000,000 Dollars

(Net Worth: 13.2 Billion) Susanne Klatten is the richest woman in Germany and the 35th richest person in the world. On her father's death she inherited his 50.1% stake in pharmaceutical and chemicals manufacturer Altana. She sits on Altana's supervisory board and helped transform it into a world-class corporation. Her father also left her a 12.50% stake in BMW company which he rescued from bankruptcy decades ago.