Forbes Lists America’s Women Of Substance
This year, Forbes has raised its list of richest self-made women entrepreneurs, executives and entertainers in the US from 80 to 100. These are women of substance that have delivered results wherever they worked.
Rihanna ($600 Million), Cosmetics & Music
In 2019, her cosmetics company Fenty Beauty raised over $600 million in profit. The same year, her Savage x Fenty lingerie line raised over $50 million from investors. Also, her Clara Lionel Foundation raised $22.5 million for pandemic relief fund.
Whitney Wolfe Herd ($575 Million), Dating App
In November 2019, she became CEO of online dating group Bumble that reportedly plans to go public in 2021. The Bumble deal came her way when Blackstone bought the group in a $3 billion deal from its Russian owner, Andrey Andreev.
Donna Carpenter ($350 Million), Snowboards
She builds snowboarding gear and apparel with a brand name of Burton that was credited with making a hobby into a mainstream sport by launching a modern snowboard. She was CEO of the company until February last year when she was made chair of the board.
Gwynne Shotwell ($290 Million), SpaceX
At SpaceX, she’s employee no. 11 but she holds credible portfolios in Elon Musk’s company. She’s made President and CEO of the commercial space exploration firm. SpaceX is credited with launching over 600 satellites and ferrying two NASA astronauts to International Space Station in last May.
Kelly Steckelberg ($255 Million), Zoom Video Communications
After working with business like Cisco’s Webex where she held finance portfolio and running dating app Zoosk, she joined Zoom Video Communications as CFO when the company was preparing for an IPO. But its stock became high during pandemic time.
Kris Jenner ($190 Million), Cosmetics
Former flight attendant, Kris Jenner was instrumental in making KardashianJenner family business with her daughters. And she recently cracked a nine-figure deal with beauty giant Coty. Also, she produces a TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.