(((ER ALERT))) Forbes Highlights America’s Richest Self-Made Women: Worth Combined $9.7Billion

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Image: Jamal Toppin with Tim Pannell via Forbes

Forbes announced its second annual Richest Self-Made Women issue on Wednesday, which highlights nine of the most successful women entrepreneurs in the country.

These female powerhouses range in age from 32 to 69, and consist of inventors, a Silicon Valley CEO, and more. Their educational backgrounds are as diverse as their occupations, as the list proudly boasts of “Harvard MBAs and community college dropouts.”

Worth a combined $9.7 billion, here’s the list (from left to right in the photo):

  • Sara Blakely | Net Worth $1 billion
    • Founder of Spanx, and became part-owner of the Atlanta Hawks in 2015
  • Sophia Amoruso | Net Worth $280 million
    • The only Millenial newcomer to the list, she made her fortune with e-commerce retailer Nasty Gal, and oversees her growing brand #Girlboss
  • Diane Hendricks | Net Worth $4.9 billion
    • Co-founded ABC Supply, a roofing company, with her husband.
  • Kathy Ireland | Net Worth $360 million
    • Supermodel turned mogul. Built a licensing empire by lending her name, taste and marketing prowess to more than 17,000 products
  • Meg Whitman | Net Worth $2.1 billion
    • Former CEO of Hewlett Packard, now heads up Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Toni Ko | Net Worth $260 million
    • Launched NYX Cosmetics which sold to L’Oréal for $500 million; and later launched Perverse Sunglasses in 2016
  • Katrina Lake | Net Worth $120 million
    • Creator of Stitch Fix, an online retailer that picks clothes for customers using data science and personal stylists
  • Dorothy Herman | Net Worth $270 million
    • Co-Owner of Douglas Ellian, New York’s elite brokerage firm. The richest self-made woman in real estate
  • Liz Elting | Net Worth $390 million
    • Co-CEO of TransPerfect, one of the world’s largest translation firms

 

Head over to Forbes to read more about these super successful women and their thriving empires.

 

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