12 July 2018

Forbes Releases 2018 List of America's Richest Self-Made Women

Forbes Releases 2018 List of America's Richest Self-Made Women


Forbes released its fourth annual list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women. These 60 women, who have a record combined net worth of $71 billion, up 15% from $61.5 billion in 2017. The minimum net worth needed to make this year’s list is $320 million, up from $260 million last year.

Diane Hendricks, co-founder and chairman of ABC Supply, the nation’s largest roofing distributor, reclaims the top spot, with a net worth of $4.9 billion. Marian Ilitch, worth $4.3 billion, falls to the No. 2 spot.

Kylie Jenner, who at not even 21 years old has built a $900 million cosmetics fortune with virtually no employees or capital. Kylie Cosmetics launched two years ago and has since sold more than $630 million worth of makeup.

Rank Name Company Net Worth ($B)
1. Diane Hendricks ABC Supply $4.9 billion
2. Marian Ilitch Little Caesars $4.3 billion
3. Judy Faulkner Epic Systems $3.5 billion
4. Meg Whitman Hewlett Packard Enterprise $3.3 billion
5. Johnelle Hunt J.B. Hunt Transport Enterprise $3.2 billion

Source- The Forbes

Static/Current Takeaways Important for SBI PO/Clerk Exam 2018-
  • Forbes- American Business Magazine, Founded in- 1917.
  • Headquarters- New York City, USA.

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