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.
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