The Top 20 Richest Women In the World!

When you hear about the richest people on Earth you automatically assume that it's a man. But that doesn't mean that there aren't plenty of women who have scaled new heights and earned huge fortunes. According to Forbes, there are 60 women who have earned the title of the "America's Most Successful Women Entrepreneurs". Out of these 60, I've decided to share the top 20 that caught my eyes with their accomplishments.

I am so glad that there are women who are hard-driven to earn their own money. It's an inspiration to me to become successful and to never give up. I truly enjoyed this article because it's an educational piece. Learning exactly what characteristics led them to be so good at what they do, maybe I should do the same. So here are my top 20 most successful women in America - thanks to Forbes.

1) Diane Hendricks!

Diane Hendricks is the CEO of the largest roofing distributors in the nation. She started the ABC Supplies in the 80's with her roofer husband Ken. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2007 and she has been running it ever since; tripling the companies revenue to $9.3 billion in 2017. She is very involved in her community work by constantly developing new buildings and shops for the local businesses.

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  • Net Worth!

    $4.9 Billion

  • Company!

    ABC Supply.

  • Country!

    Afton, Wisconsin - United States. 

  • Age!

    71 yrs.

  • Industry!

    Construction/Engineering.

2) Marian Ilitch!

Miriam Ilitch and her late husband started the Little Caesars Pizza back in 1959. Domino's is their competition according to Forbes Magazine. However, Little Caesars Pizza is still holding strong with their $5 dollar large pizza. Miriam also owns a hockey team "Detroit Red Wings" and has developed a sports district worth a sizzling $1.4 billion dollars in Detroit.

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  • Net Worth!

    $4.3 Billion.

  • Company!

    Little Caesars Pizza.

  • Country!

    Bingham Farms, Michigan - United States. 

  • Age!

    85 yrs.

  • Industry!

    Food/Beverage. Entertainment.

3) Doris Fisher!

Founder and CEO of Gap Doris Fisher and her husband started the company in 1969. The idea of creating GAP started because the couple couldn't find jeans that could fit him. They raised $63,000 to open their first store. All her 3 sons are billionaires.

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  • Net Worth!

    $4.3 Billion.

  • Company!

    Little Caesars Pizza.

  • Country!

    Bingham Farms, Michigan - United States. 

  • Age!

    85 yrs.

  • Industry!

    Food/Beverage. Entertainment.

4) Jin Sook Chang!

Jin Sook Chang and her husband are the owners of our favorite and very well known brand Forever21. In 1981, Chang's previous occupation was a hairdresser, barely making ends meet. Despite the financial troubles, in 1984 Chang and her husband Do Won saved up $11,000 dollars to open up the first store in Los Angeles.Today it's sales reached $3.4 billion dollars.

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  • Net Worth!

    $1.5 Billion

  • Company!

    Forever21

  • Country!

    Los Angeles.

  • Age!

    55 yrs.

  • Industry!

    Retail.

5) Peggy Cherng!

Peggy Cherng and her husband are the founders of Panda Express. The former electrical engineer left her job in 1983 to open up the first location of Panda Express in Los Angeles. Today they own over 2,000 locations and $3 billion in sales.

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  • Net Worth!

    $1.4 Billion.

  • Company!

    Panda Express.

  • Country!

    Las Vegas.

  • Age!

    N/A

  • Industry!

    Food/Beverage.

6) Sara Blakely!

Ladies, we can appreciate her a lot for inventing Spanx. I don't know what I would do without them. The idea of Spanx started when Sara Blakely couldn't find the right undergarment that would go great with her white pants. She has expanded her company to carry other products such as bras, bodysuits, slips, tights and more.

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  • Net Worth!

    $1 Billion.

  • Company!

    Spanx.

  • Country!

    Atlanta - Unites States.

  • Age!

    47 yrs.

  • Industry!

    Retail.

7) Anastasia Soare!

Anastasia Soare immigrated from Romania to Los Angeles in 1989. Her first job was at a beauty salon and later she was successful enough to go off on her own. Today she is the creator of Anastasia Beverly Hills - one of the best eyebrow products on earth. I am the biggest fan of this brand. It hit its $200 million sales in 2017.

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  • Net Worth!

    $1 Billion.

  • Company!

    Anastasia Beverly Hills.

  • Country!

    Beverly Hills - Unites States.

  • Age!

    61 yrs.

  • Industry!

    Beauty/Cosmetics.

8) Kylie Jenner!

Kylie Jenner is the creator of Kylie Cosmetics and the youngest memeber of the Kardashian Klan. She has rocked the beauty industry to it's core with her sales and the demand for her products. These lip kits are amazing. I use it and love it everyday.

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  • Net Worth!

    $900 Million.

  • Company!

    Kylie Cosmetics.

  • Country!

    Hidden Hills, California - Unites States.

  • Age!

    20 yrs.

  • Industry!

    Beauty/Cosmetics.

9) Tory Burch!

Tory Burch was the creator and the CEO of Tory Burch Brand. She was the first designer who bought attention to gender stereotypes. Her Reva ballet flats were the biggest hit. She named it after her mother.

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  • Net Worth!

    $800 Million.

  • Company!

    Tory Burch.

  • Country!

    New York City - Unites States.

  • Age!

    52 yrs.

  • Industry!

    Retail.

10) Sheila Johnson!

Sheila Johnson is the co-founder of BET. She graduated from University of Illinois where she was the first black cheerleader. In 2001 she and her husband sold BET for 2.4 billion dollars.

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  • Net Worth!

    $760 Million.

  • Company!

    BET

  • Country!

    The Plains, Virginia - Unites States.

  • Age!

    69 yrs.

  • Industry!

    Communications/Entertainment.

11) Madonna!

Oh yes! She made the list since she is the wealthiest female musician. Her last tour grosses $170 million. She also invested money into clothing and perfume lines and has a stake in Tidal (music streaming service) that's worth $600 million.

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  • Net Worth!

    $590 Million.

  • Company!

    Tidal

  • Country!

    New York City - Unites States.

  • Age!

    60 yrs.

  • Industry!

    Communications/Entertainment.

12) Huda Kattan!

Huda Kattan was in finance department when she quit to pursue her makeup and blogging life. One day when she was shopping with her sisters, they couldn't find false eyelashes to buy. This is how her beauty brand Huda Beauty started. Celebrities have used her products and still continue to. He revenue reached $200 million plus.

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  • Net Worth!

    $550 Million.

  • Company!

    Huda Beauty.

  • Country!

    Dubai.

  • Age!

    34  yrs.

  • Industry!

    Beauty.

13) Susan Wojcicki

Susan Wojcicki is the YouTube's CEO since 2014. In 1998 when Google was starting up, the CEO's Larry Page and Sergey Bin set up their office in Wojcicki's garage. She worked in marketing at Intel until she started working with Google and became the senior vice president of Advertising.

Later when YouTube started becoming popular it was competing with Google's Google Video, Wojcicki proposed to buy the company and In 2006 they purchased it for $1.65 billion dollars. A year later they purchased DoubleClick for $3.1 billion.

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  • Net Worth!

    $480 Million.

  • Company!

    YouTube.

  • Country!

    Los Altos, California - United States.

  • Age!

    50 yrs.

  • Industry!

    Tech/Communications.

14) Celine Dion!

Celine Dion is one of my favorite singers after I heard the Titanic song. This Canadian singer earns her money from Vegas shows. She did a ballad in the movie Deadpool 2. More money is never bad!

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  • Net Worth!

    $430 Million.

  • Company!

    N/A

  • Country!

    Las Vegas - United States.

  • Age!

    50 yrs.

  • Industry!

    Musician.

15) Barbara Streisand!

Barbara Streisand is an actor and singer. She has been showered with Grammys and Presidential Medal of Freedom. She just finished her 2018 tour and her net worth has reached the sizzling $400 million. Hello Dolly!

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  • Net Worth!

    $400 Million.

  • Company!

    N/A

  • Country!

    Malibu, California - United States.

  • Age!

    76 yrs.

  • Industry!

    Musician/Actor.

16) Judy Sheindlin!

Everyone has seen Judge Judy. She has sold the rights to it for $100 million. She has racked up 22 seasons and has more than 10 million viewers. Another show that she has successfully started was the Hot Bench in 2014. The woman knows what she want.

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  • Net Worth!

    $400 Million.

  • Company!

    Judge Judy.

  • Country!

    Naples, Florida - United States.

  • Age!

    75 yrs.

  • Industry!

    Law/Entertainment.

17) Beyonce Knowles!

Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z have been the the king and the Queen of music for a long time. They have been super busy with the Coachella, new album and the second stadium tour that they are doing. Money is pouring in.

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  • Net Worth!

    $355 Million.

  • Company!

    Judge Judy.

  • Country!

    Los Angeles - United States.

  • Age!

    36 yrs.

  • Industry!

    Musician.

18) Danielle Steel!

My favorite author - the romance queen has been successful in her career. She has published 130 books and 6 only last year. The number one seller of the book The Cast, she wrote it on a desk made of her own books. Danielle Steel manage to sell 800 million copies worldwide.

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  • Net Worth!

    $350 Million.

  • Company!

    Danielle Steel Books.

  • Country!

    San Francisco- United States.

  • Age!

    71 yrs.

  • Industry!

    Writer/Publisher.

19) Kim Kardashian West!

This reality star is making money is left and write with her clothing, perfume and makeup line. In all honesty I think she followed the steps of her younger sister. Since 2017 KKW Beauty has generated $100 million in sales.

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  • Net Worth!

    $350 Million.

  • Company!

    KKW Beauty.

  • Country!

    Hidden Hills - United States.

  • Age!

    37 yrs.

  • Industry!

    Reality TV/Beauty.

20) Belinda Johnson!

She is the chief operating office of Airbnb. She joined the company in 2011. Her first start in the tech was with Mark Cuba's Broadcast.com that he sold to Yahoo for $5.7 billion. Her father is the Dallas Cowboys coach and also the fox commentator.

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  • Net Worth!

    $310 Million.

  • Company!

    Airbnb.

  • Country!

    Redwood City, California - United States.

  • Age!

    51 yrs.

  • Industry!

    Tech/Communications.

End Note:

Well these are the top 20 woman you should look up to and get inspired. Strive for more in life and never quit. Hope you enjoyed this fun read. I am glad that we have Top 60 woman who make all other woman proud.

XoXo Nina


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HMedilife
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Very informative article , I just come to know about this women empowerment ….
Thanks for sharing

Evelyn Hernandez
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It is awesome to see all these rich women, girl power!

Remy
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Wow, I love the unexpected names. I recognize the usual ones but I love the story of the women that are not usually spotlighted. Thanks for the article!

Julie Carrasquilla
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Great read!!