Laurene Powell Jobs is the wife of the Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. She has become a powerful investor and has a net worth of $21.3 billion, according to Forbes. Some of her projects include helming environmental committees and acquiring a majority stake in an influential US magazine. Laurene Powell Jobs has become an influential and formidable presence in the investing world. And she ranks among the richest women in the world, with a net worth of $21.3 billion, according to Forbes. Upon her husband's death in 2011, Powell Jobs inherited his fortune — primarily shares of Apple and Disney.