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Forbes: The Richest Women in America

No. 1: Christy Walton

Net Worth: $27.9 billion
Source of Wealth: Wal-Mart
Age: 57
Overall Rank: 6

The richest woman in the world holds most of her wealth in Wal-Mart, the retailer founded by her father-in-law Sam Walton and his brother James in 1962.

(Photo by L. Matthew Bowler)

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