International Women's Day: Meet the 10 richest women

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3. Alice Walton

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    This photo shows patrons at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark., looking at a sculpture by Evan Penny titled “Old Self: Portrait of the Artist as He Will (Not) Be. Variation #2." More than 175,000 people have visited the museum funded by Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton since it opened in November 2012, bringing a major museum to the Southern Plains.
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Net worth: $23.3 billion

Wealth source: Wal-Mart

Overall Forbes rank: #17

Ms. Walton is renowned as an art patron, with a personal art collection valued at approximately $400 million. Last November, she opened the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in the town of Bentonville, Ark, which includes works donated from her personal collection and the Walton Family Foundation. She is the first of two Wal-Mart heiresses in the Forbes's list of the top 100 billionaires.

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