Ready for your daily dose of girl power? For Forbes’ 2016 list of the most successful self-made women in America, the glossy had to expand its tally from the usual 50 to 60. Otherwise, the mag would not have been able to pay adequate respect to all the female trailblazers that took this year by storm.
Among them, Taylor Swift, who’s been making headlines thanks to her split with fellow musician Calvin Harris (Yes, even though he planted her a tree, sigh). The Shake It Off singer took home the title of youngest, richest self-made woman in America. It was the 26-year-old’s first time on the list, coming in at number 60 with a net worth of $250 million thanks largely to that formidable 1989 World Tour. Best revenge is your paper, indeed.
Speaking of which, Beyoncé also thrived in the face of her alleged man troubles. The singer secured 56th place with a net worth of $265 million. Other entertainment and fashion world notables that made that cut include Girl Boss Sophia Amoruso, who came in 53rd place to the tune of $280 million, and entrepreneur and hot sauce enthusiast Jessica Alba, who came in 42nd place with $340 million to her name.
Designers Tory Burch, Diane von Furstenberg, Vera Wang, Sara Blakely and Donna Karan also ranked, as did fashion icon Madonna and retail moguls Jin Sook Chang of Forever 21 and Doris Fisher of the Gap. (We list these in no particular order, suffice it to say each one of these women is sufficiently loaded.)
For those wondering who took home the top spot, that would be Diane Hendricks, who amassed her $4.9 billion fortune as co-founder and chairman of ABC Supply, a private American roofing supply company based out of Wisconsin. Yes, sadly we were seduced by the glitter and glam of the fashion world when we should have gone into construction. Nonetheless, ladies make some noise.
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[ via Forbes ]