Meet America’s richest self-made women in business, according to Forbes’ 2018 Billionaires List.
Sixth is Oprah Winfrey with a net worth of $2.7 billion. A renowned public icon, talk show host, producer, actress and philanthropist, she bought 10% of Weight Watchers in 2015. Since then the company’s stock has soared, and she still owns 75% of what she bought.
Fifth is Doris Fisher with a net worth of $2.8 billion. She cofounded Gap with her husband in 1969, and came up with the brand’s name.
Fourth is Johnelle Hunt with a net worth of $3 billion. Hunt started J.B. Hunt transport services with her husband in 1969. The company reportedly had $6.6 billion in sales in 2016.
Third is Judy Faulkner with a net worth of $3.5 billion. Faulkner started a health care software company called epic in 1979.
Second is Marian Ilitch with a net worth of $5.2 billion. Ilitch opened Little Caesar’s pizza in Detroit in 1959. She also owns the Detroit Red Wings and the Motor City Casino.
First is Diane Hendricks with a net worth of $5.5 billion. Hendricks started ABC Supply So. In 1982 with her husband — an investment company with $7.2 billion in sales.