Girl Power: The 5 Richest Females in the World

The most popular wealth magazine in the world Forbes, ranks the world’s wealthiest people every year. According to the data from 2016, there are more than 160 female billionaires in the world.

The top 5 list as of now is:

1) Lilliane Bettencourt

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Lilliane was born in Paris, France and she’s the only living child of Louise Madeleine Berthe. Her father, Eugene Schueller co-founded L’Oreal. L’Oreal is probably the biggest cosmetics and beauty company in the world, not to mention that it was founded 108 years ago.

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It safe to say that almost everyone saw an ad for L’Oreal products, their products are present on almost every continent.

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Needless to say, more than 90% of her net worth can be attributed to the success of L’Oreal. Her net worth currently sits at $44 billion, she is the principal shareholder of the company.

2) Alice Walton

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The second place on this list belongs to Alice Walton, she’s a part of the Walton family.

She was born in Newport, Arkansas.
Her father Sam and her mother Helen were the founders of the family’s original business.

However, less than a half of her net worth is attributed to her stake in Walmart. According to Forbes, she owns about $11 billion of Walmart shares.

Majority of Walton’s wealth derives from Bud and Sam Waltons, the founding brothers of Walmart. Alice graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX, with a degree in economics.

Two of her brothers, Samuel and Jim Walton are also on the Forbes list of billionaires.

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In addition to their individual net worths, the complete family is worth somewhere around $110 billion.

3) Maria Fissolo

Maria Fissolo is a former wife of an Italian billionaire, Michele Ferrero. Michelle Ferrero passed away in 2015, at the age of 89.

After his death, a portion of his wealth was transferred back to his family. The Ferrero family is a household name in Europe, they manufacture and distribute world-famous chocolates and products.

As you can see above, Ferrero company owns brands such as Kinder, Nutella, Ferrero pralines and so on. They are the third largest chocolate manufacturer in the world.

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You can grab some of their products on Amazon.com. The most popular product in the United States is probably Nutella, compared to Kinder and Ferrero praline products in Europe.

A historic moment occurred in 1946, when Pietro Ferrero invented the cream mixture of hazelnuts and cocoa, which will later become the main ingredient of their products.

Maria Franca Fissolo currently resides in Monte Carlo, Monaco, with a net worth of $29 billion.

4) Jacqueline Mars

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She is the daughter of an American businessman, Forrest Mars Sr.
Forrest invented and named some of the world’s most popular mini-chocolates.

Milky Way was introduced in 1923 and Mars was introduced in 1932.

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Thirdly, M&M’s arrived in 1941. The Mars company owns a list of super-brands that are consumed by millions of people.

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Jacqueline is currently 77 years old, she’s worth an estimated $28 billion as of December 2016. She attended the Bryn Mawr College, graduating with a degree in anthropology.

5) Susanne Klatten

This 55-year-old heiress is the 38th wealthiest person in the world. Herbert and Johanna Quandt were her parents.
Susanna studied marketing & management at the University of Buckingham.

Influenced by her family’s wealth, she often had to go incognito in order to achieve independence.

The vast majority of her wealth derives from her stake in BMW, German’s most famous automobile manufacturer.

Her father left her a 12.5% in BMW and a 50.1% stake in Altana. BMW and Altana are two completely different entities, one manufactures cars and one manufactures chemicals.

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In summary, the collective net worth of these ladies sits at more than $158 billion.

The 6 Most Important Apps every Millennial Should Have Installed

Almost every millennial owns a smartphone, 39% of them interacts more frequently with their smartphones instead of friends. The millennial group stands for people aged anywhere from, 18 to 35 years of age.

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A survey conducted by the Bank of America shows that nearly four out of 10 “youngsters” choose their smartphone instead of a human being.

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In a sprawling apps era full of social applications and games, there’s only a handful of “must-have” apps.

Here’s our top 6 list.

1) Facebook & Messenger

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The main Facebook app is a must have if you want to keep up with your friends and environment. It promotes the user-friendly interface and it’s blazingly fast!

Facebook’s main app has a lite version as well, the lite version weighs only a few megabytes and it has a cleaner user interface.

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Messenger is a standalone version of the Facebook messaging system, the main perks are its speed and stability. Under the umbrella of Facebook, Messenger allows free P2P texting and payments.

This ultra-popular messaging app boasts a user base of 1.2 billion monthly users, and it’s completely self-sufficient.

2) Instagram

Instagram is a part of Facebook’s ever-growing portfolio of apps and services. With its clean and sharp design, it attracts over 700 million monthly active users, in comparison to Snapchat’s 173.

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Instagram is mainly used for exchanging pictures and videos with friends, compared to what Facebook has to offer. Its direct messaging system (DM,) is widely used to connect with the people you know and with those you don’t know.

3) Google Search

 

Google stands as the biggest online search engine in the world, it was founded 19 years ago and it has over 4.5 billion active users. In addition to the www version, Google search has a standalone mobile app available on both, App Store and Google play.

Almost everyone who owns a smartphone has this app installed. Google search is one of those top 3 essential apps to have installed on your smartphone.

Their impressive portfolio of social apps includes Google+, Google Maps, and Google Messenger.

4) YouTube

This service was founded 12 years ago by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim. The original idea was to allow everyone to “broadcast” themselves, in a way this wasn’t achieved up until recently with the release of live streaming platforms.

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Billions of people turn to the site every month, whether to watch their favorite Tuber(s) stream games or to find out about recent happenings in the world.

With its introduction of Red, this 12-year-old platform aims to encourage the creation of high-quality content, such as films, music, and shows. Red was initially launched as Music key, in November 2014.

This premium version of YouTube offers ad-free experience paired with offline-play and access to exclusive shows.

5) Snapchat

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Snapchat is “the fastest way to share a moment,” it was launched at the beginning of April in 2011, as “Picaboo”.

As it was previously stated, Snap is a common thing among the millennials. It gives everyone the freedom to express themselves, therefore many people use it to find new friends.

Its most popular feature are snaps, and those silly face modifications, better known as filters. Snapchat is used by generally younger people, compared to people on Facebook and Amazon.

6) Amazon

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Started by Jeff Bezos in 1994, Amazon.com is the world’s biggest online retail store. Obviously, Amazon wasn’t a juggernaut from the very beginning, they had to acquire other companies too. One of the early acquisitions was IMDB.com, a highly popular movie review site.

Comscore did a survey of users, who put the Amazon app in the top three most-vital apps, 35% of them. The company has its app distributed over 3 large app markets, App Store, Google Play and the Windows Store.

The founder of this online marketplace, as previously stated is Jeff Bezos, his current net worth stands at $83 billion, all due to Amazon’s massive success in the online retail landscape.

5 Technologies that will change the World in 10 Years

Everywhere we look, we see technology. Technology is one of the main reasons why we drive cars, instead of riding horses to work.

In short, modern-day miracles can be credited to science and technology. The simplest way to explain technology would be to call it a collection of skills, processes, and methods.

These 5 technologies will change the world in 10 years!

1) AI

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Artificial intelligence or AI is one of the most talked about subjects today. AI is not something we can get from nature, in fact, it’s one of the most complex things humanity has ever encountered.

AI is a form of intelligence presented by machines. It will do certain things that a human mind could never do, for instance, Google developed AI program defeated a world champion. The “AlphaGo” program beat the world’s best “Go” player, “Go” is the world’s most complicated board game.

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There are two directions in which AI could go:

1) It can be used to improve lives

For instance, AI could be integrated into cars, smart-devices, and houses. We already have a mini version of AI, in forms of Siri and Cortana.
Artifical intelligence in this form can save money and time. It’s believed that it will eliminate the need for repetitive tasks, it will follow custom parameters set by the user.

The quality of life could get a significant boost, following the in-depth development of AI.

2) It can be used for malicious purposes

Whether it would be used by a human with negative input, or it would naturally develop into a destructive weapon, it’s safe to say that there is a chance. There is an ongoing list of public figures and scientists who claim that AI is a danger.

Musk claims that the competition for superior intelligence has already begun, with superior countries taking place in the race.

2) Nanorobotics

If you have ever watched the movie Minions, you might have a clue what nanobots are. Nanorobotics is a new term used to describe the production of micro machines or robots. They are called nano bots for a reason, their name is respectfully earned, these robotic components are near the scale of a nanometre.
A nanometre is 1×10(-9) m, as you can see in the picture below.

Google has been stepping up their nanobots game, they aim to eliminate diseases by 2045. Google’s Director of Engineer Ray Kurzweil stated that we’re only a few decades away from achieving immortality.

Nanotechnology will be placed in our bodies, therefore it will improve our immune system.

At the peak of the nanobot era, we should be able to completely eradicate diseases from our bodies. In order to achieve immortality, humanity will have to reach a new level of communication.

“We’ll create more profound forms of communication than we’re familiar with today, more profound music and funnier jokes,” Ray added.

3) Self-Driving Cars

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Autonomous or self-driving cars are already causing a buzz. These cars haven’t been around for more than 7 years, yet today they take a special place within the manufacturers.

The things started boiling when Google and Tesla made a move. So far, there are 5 levels of automation:

0 -No Driving Automation
1 -Driver Assistance
2 -Partial Driving Automation
3 -Conditional Driving Automation
4 -High Driving Automation
5 -Full Driving Automation

Some estimates say that 10 million self-driving cars will hit the road by 2020. Besides this, the whole self-driving market could be worth up to $87 billion by 2030.

Elon Musk’s company Tesla, should be a major force in the autonomous revolution. The company is already worth more than $50 billion, its most popular model is the S model.

Tesla Model S

In a recent interview, Musk said that we’ll be able to let go of the wheel hands within 2 years, even though he mentioned that perfection can’t be achieved.

4) Synthetic Food

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As the word itself explains, synthetic food is food made without organic inputs. Which means the food is manufactured using new methods, primarily genetic sequencing and engineering.

However, it’s been said that the new synthetic food can never surpass the quality of organic. Richard Branson and Bill Gates recently invested into a synthetic food producer. According to them, it’s inevitable for synthetic food to take place, due to world’s hunger problems.

Although it may never surpass the quality of organic, this new type of food will be able to taste the same. “I’m thrilled to have invested in Memphis Meats,” added sir Richard Branson.

He said: “I believe that in 30 years or so we will no longer need to kill any animals and that all meat will either be clean or plant-based, taste the same and also be much healthier for everyone.”

Here’s their story: “We love meat. However, the way conventional meat is produced today creates challenges for the environment, animal welfare, and human health. With global consumers spending nearly $1 trillion per year on meat, and demand for meat expected to double in the coming decades, one thing is clear: we need a better way to feed a hungry world.

That’s why we started Memphis Meats. Our goal is simple: to change the way meat gets to your plate. We’re developing a way to produce real meat from animal cells, without the need to feed, breed and slaughter actual animals. We expect our products to be better for the environment (requiring up to 90% fewer greenhouse gas emissions, land and water than conventionally-produced meat), the animals and public health. And most importantly, they’re delicious.”

To put it another way, they’re concerned about the future.

5) 3D Printing

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3D printing is an innovative way to produce physical objects, derived from a digital blueprint. The first 3D printer was invented in 1983, by Chuck Hull.

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Up until 2009, the consumer market was limited, the amount of new 3D printers is now doubling every year. Almost every industry will be using 3D printers, from engineers to dentists.

The medical industry was an early adopter of this new technology, as a result, everything from dental implants to arms is now being created.
In the future, we look forward to waking up and putting on a suit that’s just been 3D printed.

In conclusion, you can choose to be a part of the future, or you can stay in the past.