Forbes is all about the ladies today. The magazine released its list of 100 most powerful women in the world, which includes fashionable names like Anna Wintour, Diane von Furstenberg and Tory Burch. Forbes also highlights on a separate list, 50 of America’s richest self-made women, many of whom – surprise – made their fortune off fashion.
Coming in at #3 on the list is Gap co-founder Doris Fisher, who is worth $3.1 billion, followed by Forever 21 co-founder Jin Sook Chang, who is worth about the same amount. Sara Blakeley’s Spanx fortune puts her at $1 billion and #17, neck and neck with Tory Burch. Donna Karan comes in at #31 with a $450 million net worth, tied with another legend in fashion design, Diane von Furstenberg. Vera Wang’s $400 million net worth puts her at #34 on the list.
Though many of the people occupying the upper echelons of the business side of fashion are men, it is wonderful to see women in charge and building their companies into the powerhouses they are today. These ladies are sitting on fortunes they amassed on their own, which is definitely giving us some girl-power feelings.