Age : 56
Net worth :$ 22.5 Billion
Source : Walmart. U.S.
Rank in 2009 & 2010 : 1 Rank
Net worth in 2009 : $ 20 Billion
Rank 12th on forbes World’s Billionaires list 2010
Christy Walton is the richest woman according to Forbes Magazine in 2010, with a net worth $22.5 billion. Walton is the 12th richest person in the world.
Christy Ruth Walton (born in 1955) is the widow of John T. Walton, who was a son of Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart. After John’s death in June 2005, she inherited his fortune of $15.7 billion.
As of 2010, she is the 4th richest person in the United States according to Forbes Magazine and the 12th richest person in the world. As of September 2010, she had an estimated net worth of US$ 24 billion, the bulk of which comes from her shares in Wal-Mart, but also from First Solar, which her late husband invested in. She is currently the richest woman in the world.
She currently resides in Jackson, Wyoming and has one son, Lukas.