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Meet the 5 wealthiest American women

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No. 5: Blair Parry-Okeden

Estimated net worth: $11.4 billion (as of January 2017)

Parry-Okeden's grandfather founded the media/automotive conglomerate Cox Enterprises. She prefers to stay out of the limelight and, although born in America, lives quietly in Australia.


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No. 4: Abigail Johnson

Estimated net worth: $14 billion (as of January 2017)

Johnson is the third-generation CEO running mutual fund giant Fidelity, founded in 1946 by her grandfather, Edward Johnson II.

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No. 3: Laurene Powell Jobs

Estimated net worth: $19.8 billion (as of January 2017)

Powell Jobs is the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. She has founded organizations to assist in the advancement of disadvantaged students.


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No. 2: Jacqueline Mars

Estimated net worth: $28.2 billion (as of January 2017)

Mars inherited her fortune from grandfather Frank Mars and father Forrest Mars Sr., founders of the largest candy maker in the world, Mars Inc.

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No. 1: Alice Walton

Estimated net worth: $33.2 billion (as of January 2017)

Walton's father, Sam Walton, founded retail giant Wal-Mart. She takes no active role in the business but instead concentrates on collecting and curating art.

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