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America’s Richest Self-Made Women

America’s Richest Self-Made Women

America’s Richest Self-Made Women

More women are creating new businesses and amassing fortunes than ever before. As a result, Forbes has expanded our ranking of the nation’s wealthiest self-made women to 80 ceiling crashers, one third more than a year ago. Each of these overachievers has blazed her own trail. Some, like the entrepreneurs behind toilet spray Poo-Pourri and vegan makeup line Thrive Causemetics, created fresh products while others like Belinda Johnson, Airbnb’s chief operating officer, joined tech juggernauts as they were taking flight. Still others, including musician and beauty entrepreneur Rihanna and reality TV star, turned makeup mogul Kylie Jenner, have figured out ways to monetize their fame, fans, and social media followers. At the top of the ranks for the second year in a row is Diane Hendricks, who added $2.1 billion to her net worth in the past year, thanks to record sales of $10.5 billion at her roofing giant, ABC Supply.

List members range in age from 21 to 92, and are worth a combined $81.3 billion. The minimum net worth to make Forbes’ fifth annual ranking of these women is $225 million. A record 25 are billionaires, one more than last year. Nearly half, or 38, live in California, followed by New York with 9. Nineteen were born outside of the U.S., in countries spanning Burma to Barbados.

2019 LIST


  • #1 Diane Hendricks
  • #2 Meg Whitman
  • #3 Marian Ilitch
  • #4 Judy Faulkner
  • #5 Thai Lee
  • #6 Judy Love
  • #7 Lynda Resnick
  • #8 Doris Fisher

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