Is Walton Still No. 1?

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Christy Walton, the widow of Sam and Helen Walton’s son John, may have been bumped from her spot as the world’s richest woman by Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart — depending on who you ask.

According to Australian magazine BRW on May 23, Rinehart’s fortune has recently grown to $28.6 billion. Christy Walton’s estimated net worth is $26.1 billion.

However, the Bloomberg Billionaires Index still shows Rinehart’s net worth as a mere $18 billion, placing her way down on that list at No. 30.