The 10 richest women in the world today

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People all over the world are celebrating International Women's Day today, March 8 -- and in honor of the holiday, we compiled the wealthiest women on earth.

As of March 2017, women make up about 10 percent of the world's 100 richest billionaires.

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While they all hail from different countries and span across different industries, these women all have one thing in common -- they are trailblazers in their fields. Some of these powerful individuals inherited their fortunes from family or through marriage, but these women all took it a step beyond their inheritance in roles that grew their gargantuan wealth.

Click through the gallery for a full ranking of the 10 wealthiest women today:

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1. Liliane Bettencourt

Net worth: $39.3B

Origin of wealth: L'Oreal

Via Forbes

2. Alice Walton

Net worth: $34.3B

Origin of wealth: Wal-Mart

Via Forbes

3. Jacqueline Mars

Net worth: $27.2B

Origin of wealth: Candy

Via Forbes

4. Maria Franca Fissolo

Net worth: $25.3B

Origin of wealth: Nutella, chocolates

Via Forbes

5. Susanne Klatten

Net worth: $20.5B

Origin of wealth: BMW, pharmaceuticals

Via Forbes

6. Laurene Powell Jobs

Net worth: $20.2B

Origin of wealth: Apple, Disney

Via Forbes

7. Gina Rinehart

Net worth: $14.5B

Origin of wealth: Mining

Via Forbes

8. Abigail Johnson

Net worth: $14.4B

Origin of wealth: Money management

Via Forbes

9. Iris Fontbona

Net worth: $13.1B

Origin of wealth: Mining

Via Forbes

10. Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken

Net worth: $12.7B

Origin of wealth: Heineken

Via Forbes

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You may recognize some of these ladies as the household names behind some of your favorite brands -- Liliane Bettencourt of L'Oreal, Alice Walton of Wal-Mart, Jacqueline Mars of Mars Candy and Maria Franca Fissolo of Nutella. Others made their mark in the mining industry and pharmaceutical and finance fields.

Four of the 10 wealthiest women -- Alice Walton, Jacqueline Mars, Laurene Powell Jobs and Abigail Johnson -- hail from the U.S., while some of the other notable figures call France, Australia, Netherlands, Chile, Germany and Italy home.

We pulled the top net worths from the Forbes World's Billionaires list, which holds an updated, real-time ranking of the richest people all over in the world.

Now see a ranking of the U.S. presidents by net worth:

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43. Harry S. Truman: <$1 million

33rd President (1945-1953)

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42. Calvin Coolidge: <$1 million

30th President (1923-1929)

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41. Woodrow Wilson: <$1 million

28th President (1913-1921)

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40. Chester A. Arthur: <$1 million

21st President (1881-1885)

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39. James A. Garfield: <$1 million

20th President (1881-1881)

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38. Ulysses S. Grant: <$1 million

18th President (1869-1877)

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37. Andrew Johnson: <$1 million 

17th President (1865-1869)

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36. Abraham Lincoln: <$1 million

16th President (1861-1865)

(Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images).

35. James Buchanan: <$1 million

15th President (1857-1861)

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34. Warren G. Harding: $1 million

29th President (1921-1923)

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33. William McKinley: $1 million

25th President (1897-1901)

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32. Franklin Pierce: $2 million

14th President (1853-1857)

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31. William Howard Taft: $3 million

27th President (1909-1913)

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30. Rutherford B. Hayes: $3 million

19th President (1877-1881)

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29. Millard Fillmore: $4 million

13th President (1850-1853)

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28. Benjamin Harrison: $5 million

23rd President (1889-1893)

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27. William Henry Harrison: $5 million

9th President (1841-1841)

(Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)

26. Zachary Taylor: $6 million 

12th President (1849-1850)

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25. Jimmy Carter: $7 million

39th President (1977-1981)

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24. Gerald Ford: $7 million

38th President (1974-1977)

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23. Barack Obama: $7 million

44th President (2009-present)

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22. Dwight Eisenhower: $8 million

34th President (1953-1961)

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21. James K. Polk: $10 million

11th President (1845-1849)

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20. Ronald Reagan: $13 million

40th President (1981-1989)

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19. Richard Nixon: $15 million

37th President (1969-1974)

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18. John Adams: $19 million

2nd President (1797-1801)

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17. George W. Bush: $20 million

43rd President (2001-2009)

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16. John Quincy Adams: $21 million

6th President (1825-1829)

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15. George H. W. Bush: $23 million

41st President: (1989-1993)

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14. Grover Cleveland: $25 million

22nd and 24th President (1885-1889) and (1893-1897)

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13. Martin Van Buren: $26 million 

8th President: (1837-1841)

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12. James Monroe: $27 million

5th President (1817-1825)

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11. John Tyler: $51 million

10th President (1841-1845)

(Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)

10. Bill Clinton: $55 million

42nd President (1993-2001)

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9. Franklin D. Roosevelt: $60 million

32nd President (1933-1945)

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8. Herbert Clark Hoover: $75 million

31st President (1929-1933)

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7. Lyndon Johnson: $98 million

36th President: (1963-1969)

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6. James Madison: $101 million

4th President (1809-1817)

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5. Andrew Jackson: $119 million

7th President (1829-1837)

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4. Theodore Roosevelt: $125 million

26th President (1901-1909)

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3. Thomas Jefferson: $212 million

3rd President (1801-1809)

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2. George Washington: $525 million

1st President (1789-1797)

(Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

2.* John F. Kennedy: $1 billion 

35th President (1961-1963)

*Had he lived, JFK would have inherited $1 billion from his father. 

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1. Donald Trump: $3.7 billion

45th President (2017-)

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