Forbes 2014: World's richest women

Christy Walton, co-chair of Children's Scholarship Fund, inherited her wealth when her husband, John Walton, died in a plane crash in 2005. John's investments in First Solar helped boost Christy's net worth of $36.7 billion. The majority of her wealth comes from her stake in Wal-Mart, which was founded by her father-in-law, Sam Walton. See who else tops <a href='http://www.forbes.com/billionaires/#tab:women' target='_blank'>Forbes' list of female billionaires</a>:

Christy Walton, co-chair of Children's Scholarship Fund, inherited her wealth when her husband, John Walton, died in a plane crash in 2005. John's investments in First Solar helped boost Christy's net worth of $36.7 billion. The majority of her wealth comes from her stake in Wal-Mart, which was founded by her father-in-law, Sam Walton. See who else tops Forbes' list of female billionaires: