Who are the most successful female entrepreneurs in America?
Net worth: $815 million
Another of our powerful women and one of the world’s most successful businesswomen, Susan Wojcicki has been the CEO of YouTube since 2014 after having a strong presence in the tech industry for more than two decades.
Wojcicki got her start as an entrepreneur at the tender age of 11, selling spice ropes from door to door.
Net worth: $1 billion
Founder Kylie Cosmetics
Kylie Jenner got her start at a young age as co-star of the reality television program, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” featuring her family.
Jenner must have gotten some good business advice along the way. She’s now made more money than any other woman of her age as a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur.
Jenner masterfully promotes her company, Kylie Cosmetics, through social media, and she is the most followed woman and second-most followed person on all of Instagram.
Net worth: $1.1 billion
The successful female entrepreneur and philanthropist Sara Blakely found success through her company Spanx after starting the brand from scratch and with very little money.
After being rejected by countless potential investors, Blakely’s fortune skyrocketed after her products were promoted by another successful female entrepreneur, Ophra Winfrey.
Net worth: $1.6 billion
Facebook’s board of directors
The first woman to sit on Facebook’s board of directors, Sheryl Sandberg is a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist who has served as the company now known as Meta’s COO since 2008, helping to lead the brand to its current levels of astronomic success.
Sandberg also founded her own brand, LeanIn.Org, a nonprofit organization that helps women aspire and achieve their goals.
Net worth: $1.7 billion
Founder Fenty Beauty + Artist
As the richest female singer in the world, Rihanna is a platinum-selling recording artist.
However, most of her fortune was made through Fenty Beauty, the cosmetics line she co-owns. Her business pursuits don’t end there.
Rihanna also co-owns a lingerie line, Savage X Fenty, and she founded the philanthropy, Clara Lionel Foundation, which raises millions for climate, social and other issues.
Net worth: $2.6 billion
A successful actress, talk show host, philanthropist and entrepreneur
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Possibly the most powerful woman in the entertainment industry and one of the most famous black entrepreneurs, Oprah Winfrey is a successful actress, talk show host, philanthropist and entrepreneur who rose from humble beginnings.
An example to black women and women of all racial backgrounds, Winfrey continues to use her success to launch brands and build awareness around the world.
Net worth: $5.6 billion
Founder healthcare software company Epic Systems
One of the world’s wealthiest female entrepreneurs, Judy Faulkner founded the healthcare software company Epic Systems, where she serves as chief executive officer.
The billionaire businesswoman started her company in 1979 out of her Wisconsin basement, but Faulkner led the brand to its place as one of the leading software companies on the planet.
It’s no wonder she’s been named one of Forbes’ most powerful women in human health care.
Net worth: $6.5 billion
CEO and co-founder of Canva
CEO and co-founder of Canva, Melanie Perkins is one of the younger female entrepreneurs on this list, having revolutionized her sector before she was 30.
After launching the powerful graphic design platform in 2013, Perkins helped lead the company to significant success, now boasting more than 60 million monthly users and valued at more than $40 billion.