Forbes Releases Its 2022 List Of America’s Richest Self-Made Women, A Ranking Of The Most Successful Female Entrepreneurs In The Country

NEW YORK – June 14, 2022 – Forbes today released its eighth annual list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women, which spotlights America’s most successful women entrepreneurs, executives and entertainers. The 100 women featured have a combined net worth of $ 111 billion. Women featured on this year’s list have made their fortunes in a multitude of industries including entertainment, healthcare, technology, cosmetics, fashion and more. The minimum net worth needed to make this year’s list was $ 215 million.

“This list celebrates women’s success in business despite constant challenges,” says Kerry A. Dolan, Assistant Managing Editor, Wealth, at Forbes. “Each year new entrepreneurs join the ranks, inspiring us with their stories of how they built their companies.”

Diane Hendricks tops the list for the fifth consecutive year and last year became the first self-made woman in America to boast a fortune of $ 10 billion or more. She’s now worth an estimated $ 12.2 billion.

The 2022 ranking features seven newcomers including movie star Sandra Bullock (No. 96), recurring Shark Tank judge Emma Grede (No. 77), PC Connection’s Patricia Gallup (No. 77) and Aviator Nation founder Paige Mycoskie (No. 80). This year’s ranking boasts 24 billionaires, including Spanx founder Sara Blakely and aerospace firm Sierra Nevada cofounder Eren Ozmen.

For the full package of America’s Richest Self-Made Women, visit: America’s Richest Self-Made Women 2022

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