Wealthiest Self-Made Women In America

Image credit: JAMEL TOPPIN FOR FORBES, ART STREIBER/DISNEY; GABRIELA HASBUN FOR FORBES

US women entrepreneurs are reaching new heights, collectively amassing over $154 billion in wealth. Nearly three-quarters of the top 100 self-made women started their own businesses, with 22 serving as CEOs. This surge in wealth is thanks to a strong stock market, boosting fortunes by over 25% from last year.

Diane Hendricks leads the pack with $20.9 billion, thanks to her company ABC Supply’s impressive growth. Elizabeth Uihlein’s fortune also soared to $6.7 billion with Uline’s success.

New faces on the list include singer Katy Perry, Fawn Weaver of Uncle Nearest whiskey, and businesswoman Joan Payden. Three new billionaires join, including Barbara Banke of Jackson Family Wines and Susan Ocampo in semiconductors.

California remains the hotspot for self-made women, followed by Texas and New York. Despite overall growth, some, like Whitney Wolfe Herd of Bumble, faced setbacks. Nonetheless, these women continue to inspire with their achievements.

Re-reported from the article originally published in She the People.

Wealthiest Self-Made Women In America

Image credit: JAMEL TOPPIN FOR FORBES, ART STREIBER/DISNEY; GABRIELA HASBUN FOR FORBES

US women entrepreneurs are reaching new heights, collectively amassing over $154 billion in wealth. Nearly three-quarters of the top 100 self-made women started their own businesses, with 22 serving as CEOs. This surge in wealth is thanks to a strong stock market, boosting fortunes by over 25% from last year.

Diane Hendricks leads the pack with $20.9 billion, thanks to her company ABC Supply’s impressive growth. Elizabeth Uihlein’s fortune also soared to $6.7 billion with Uline’s success.

New faces on the list include singer Katy Perry, Fawn Weaver of Uncle Nearest whiskey, and businesswoman Joan Payden. Three new billionaires join, including Barbara Banke of Jackson Family Wines and Susan Ocampo in semiconductors.

California remains the hotspot for self-made women, followed by Texas and New York. Despite overall growth, some, like Whitney Wolfe Herd of Bumble, faced setbacks. Nonetheless, these women continue to inspire with their achievements.

Re-reported from the article originally published in She the People.