Top 20- And 30-Something Heiresses
You may have heard of the Walton women whose combined wealth totals $54 billion. How about Jacqueline Mars, the 73-year-old heiress to the Mars confectionery fortune. There are exceptionally wealthy women all over the world whose billions will eventually reach the hands of their children, but what about the next generation of heiresses? Aside from the notables like Paris Hilton, what are the world's most wealthy heiresses doing with the family fortune?
Delphine Arnault, the 37-year-old daughter of Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy Group CEO Bernard Arnault, is currently on the LVMH board of directors (the only woman) and has contributed significantly to clothier Dior - her father's company. She was educated at the London School of Economics and worked at global consulting firm McKinsey & Company. She is the second largest shareholder of LVMH stock.
Daughter of billionaire New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg, 29-year-old Georgina Bloomberg was once named the fourth most intriguing billionaire heiress in the world by Forbes Magazine. An accomplished equestrian rider, Bloomberg has coauthored several books and is under contract to write another. She is deeply involved in charitable activities and has publically disagreed with her father on some of his more public policy decisions.
Ekaterina Rybolovleva, the 22-year-old daughter of Russian fertilizer magnate Dmitry Rybolovlev, made headlines when she purchased a New York apartment for a record-breaking $88 million. The 6,744-square-foot apartment reportedly has 10 rooms, a library, seven walk-in closets and a wraparound terrace. Currently studying at an undisclosed U.S. university, she plans to stay at the apartment when she is in New York. As of March 2012, Rybolovleva's father is worth $9 billion and No. 100 on the Forbes richest billionaires list.
Petra Ecclestone, the 23-year-old daughter of Formula One racing mogul Bernie Ecclestone, is an accomplished model. Ecclestone purchased the former Los Angeles mansion of Aaron and Candy Spelling in July 2011 for a reported $85 million cash. When asked why she said the home represented a great investment and would serve as a place for family to stay when they came from London to visit. Ecclestone already owns one of Britain's most expensive homes, which valued at $90 million.