In total there are 150 women who have, or share, personal fortunes worth £120m or more in The Sunday Times Rich List and a record 25 of them are billionaires. The list of richest women also includes singer Rihanna, who is now London-based and has a fortune of £468m.
Other famous names included on this year’s list are the actress Salma Hayek, who shares her fortune of £6.592bn with husband François- Henri Pinault. He oversees luxury brands such as Gucci through his family’s Kering operation. Catherine Zeta-Jones, who has a combined wealth of £210m with husband Michael Douglas, also makes the
list. There are also three authors on the list: Joanne Rowling, who has amassed £795m from her Harry Potter books and films; Yorkshire- born novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford who is worth £162m; and E L James of Fifty Shades fame, who has a total wealth of £132m.