Forbes Magazine for the second time has released its list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women.
These women are trailblazers in their chosen field and have all carved out a niche for themselves among the moneyed class.
The list includes 60 trailblazers – 10 more than last year. Together, they are said to worth $53 billion.
Out of the 60 women, 17 of them are billionaires including the richest woman in America Diane Hendricks, with US$4.9 billion.
Hendricks owns ABC Supply, the largest wholesale distributor of roofing and siding in the country.
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey had to settle for number two with a net worth of US$3.1 billion.
Thirteen newcomers debuted in this year’s list including Taylor Swift, Jessica Alba, Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion.
Carol Maye, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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