Fashion designer and a global brand owner | France
Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, globally known as Coco, is credited as a fashion liberator for women, who set them free from the constraints of the "corseted silhouette" and popularized the feminine standard of style. She is regarded as the greatest fashion designer who ever lived, making the name of Chanel iconic, and she also extended her influence beyond couture clothing to jewellery, handbags, fragrance. She is the only fashion designer listed on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. But what’s most intriguing about her figure is that she really succeeded as an entrepreneur: by 1970 her net worth was $19 billion (today equivalent to around $118 billion), making her one of the richest women of all time.