The number of female billionaires in the world is up more than 12 percent as a record 256 women made it on to the Forbes 2018 billionaires list, up from 227 last year.
That beats the 7.5 percent rise in the number of male billionaires, but in terms of actual numbers it still pales in comparison as 1,952 men made the list this year. Women make up just 12 percent of the list.
The total net worth of female billionaires rose 20 percent and topped $1 trillion, outpacing the 18 percent total gains overall, according to Forbes.
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Alice Walton, daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton, moved back into the top spot as the world's richest woman with a net worth of $46 billion.
On the list of world billionaires overall, the first 15 entries on the list are men. Her net worth is less than half of the No. 1 person on the list, Amazon co-founder Jeff Bezos, whose net worth Forbes estimated at $112 billion.
On the list of women, Walton replaces L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, who died in September 2017. Bettencourt's daughter, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, is listed second with a fortune of $42.2 billion.