Explore the extraordinary journeys of the world’s top women self-made billionaires, breaking barriers and redefining success. From diverse industries, these trailblazers showcase resilience, innovation, and a relentless pursuit of their dreams.

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    The list of the latest women self-made billionaires

    Some of the women on this list may be unfamiliar to you, but that does not imply you are unfamiliar with the businesses they run. Many of them are industry leaders. Take a peek at these incredible self-made female millionaires.

    Diane Hendricks (ABC Supply)

    Diane Hendricks (shown right) co-founded ABC Supply in 1982, one of the largest roofing, siding, and window wholesalers in the United States, for $12.2 billion.

    Photo: Facebook ABC Supply

    Judy Faulkner (Epic Systems)

    $6.7 billion: She is the creator of Epic Systems, a provider of medical records software. It began in a Wisconsin basement in 1979 and has grown to become one of the most prominent corporations in its industry in the United States.

    Photo: Web Epic Systems

    Judy Love (Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores)

    Judy Love and her husband Tom started their first business with a $5,000 loan from their parents in 1964. They now operate 590 locations in 41 states with a yearly profit of $25.5 billion.

    Photo: Loves.com

    Johnelle Hunt (JB Hunt Transport Services)

    $4.3 billion – Johnelle and her husband, JB, purchased their first five trucks in 1969, and the firm went public in 1983. With $12.2 billion in revenue, it is now one of the country’s most prominent transportation corporations.

    Marian Ilitch (Little Caesars Pizza)

    $4.3 billion – She co-founded the firm with her husband Mike (shown) in 1959. She still manages the franchise, as well as the Detroit Red Wings and the MotorCity Casino Hotel.

    Thai Lee (SHI International)

    The CEO of this $4.1 billion IT business, which counts AT&T and Boeing among its more than 15,000 clients, is her. Bangkok-born, she studied in the United States for her undergraduate degree and, for less than a million dollars, purchased the software that would eventually lead to SHI in 1989. Their current sales amount to $12.3 billion.

    Gail Miller (Larry H. Miller Group)

    $4 billion: She and her late husband developed their first Toyota dealership into a conglomerate of many businesses from the real estate, financial, and entertainment industries. In 1986, they paid $22 million for the Utah Jazz, which they sold for $1.66 billion in 2020.

    Lynda Resnick (Wonderful Co.)

    $4 billion – This marketing guru and her spouse, Stewart, cultivate almonds, pistachios, pomegranates, and tangerines on their 135,000 acres of orchards spread over Texas, California, and Mexico.

    Meg Whitman (eBay)

    $3.1 billion: During her tenure as CEO of eBay from 1998 to 2008, the firm increased its sales from $5.7 billion to $8 billion. She also held the position of CEO of Hewlett-Packard from 2011 until 2015. She is now Quib’s CEO.

    Eren Ozmen (Sierra Nevada Corporation)

    $2.6 billion – The owner and president of a for-profit aerospace and military business that NASA has hired for at least seven cargo flights. Early in 2023, it will launch into orbit for the first time.

    Oprah Winfrey (OWN)

    $2.6 billion – For 25 years, The Queen of Television hosted a discussion show on television. Having founded her own television network, OWN, in 2011, she is without a doubt the most well-known and influential woman in American television history.

    Peggy Cherng (Panda Express)

    $1.7 billion – Over 2,200 locations nationwide are under the CEO’s authority at this Chinese restaurant franchise.

    Doris Fisher (GAP)

    $2.4 billion – With the help of a $63,000 loan, she and her husband co-founded GAP in 1969 and built their first location in San Francisco. The shop offered apparel and records.

    photo: unsplash

    Alice Schwartz (Bio-Rad Laboratories)

    $2.3 billion – More than 10,000 life science research and clinical diagnostic items are sold by the firm she and her husband, David, started in 1952.

    Photo: Bio-Rad Laboratories / Facebook

    Jayshree Ullal (Arista Networks)

    $1.9 billion – She joined Snowflake’s board of directors in 2020, although she has led this computer networking startup as president and CEO since 2008.

    Kim Kardashian (SKIMS)

    $1.4 billion—reality shows, mobile games, clothing, girdles, makeup, and, most importantly, social media—all sprung from a leaked video. She is an extremely wealthy woman as a result of her many revenue sources.

    Elaine Wynn (Wynn Resorts)

    The Queen of Las Vegas, with a net worth of $1.7 billion, is the biggest stakeholder in Wynn Resorts, having taken over as CEO in 2018 following her husband’s resignation due to misconduct charges.

    Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook)

    $1.6 billion – She joined Facebook in 2008 as the Director of Operations, but she will leave the role at the end of 2022 to accept a new role on the board of directors for Meta.

    Safra Catz (Oracle)

    $1.5 billion – Safra Catz took over as CEO of Oracle following Larry Ellison’s resignation. She has assisted in the closing of over 130 business acquisitions prior to ascending to the top.

    Jenny Just (Peak6 Capital Management)

    $1.5 billion – Prior to starting Peak6 in 1997, she worked as a stockbroker in Chicago. She has businesses in technology, gambling, and insurance. She abandoned her ambitions to go public with her business in 2021.

    Rihanna (Fenty Beauty)

    As a singer, she accumulated a wealth of $1.4 billion. As an entrepreneur, she’s amassed a billion dollars. Rihanna has created beauty products for a wide spectrum of women who felt overlooked by other cosmetic firms, which is the secret to Fenty’s success.

    Bottom Line

    The stories of these women transcend wealth, embodying resilience and innovation. Their paths challenge norms, inspiring a new era of entrepreneurship. Celebrating their achievements contributes to a global environment where aspiring entrepreneurs, irrespective of gender, can aspire to make an indelible mark on the world.

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