Women are increasingly taking center stage in business. Building a successful business means focusing on maintaining relationships with three important audiences: customers, competitors, and influencers. Women have devoted their lives to creating families and building a home. These experiences help them develop workplace relationships.
When women set their minds to something, they spent every second of their lives to reach that goal. These richest self-made women among the ones who set their goals and reach the top with their determination and hard work.
Net Worth: $600 Million
Source of Wealth: Music and Cosmetics
32-years old singer and entrepreneur Rihanna has made her fortune from cosmetics and music. She has got on the list of Forbes richest self-made women. Rihanna has been ranked at no.33 with a net worth of $600 million.
She did this with her strong determination and with the vision to reach the top. She co-owns a cosmetic beauty line, Fenty Beauty with luxury goods group LVMH.
Rihanna has also been the most publicly charitable celebrity. She has donated more than $8 million to coronavirus relief efforts.
Fenty is the last name of Rihanna. She also co-owns Savage X Fenty lingerie line with investors including online fashion firm TechStyle Fashion Group.
Whitney Wolfe Herd
Net Worth: $575 Million
Source of Wealth: Dating app Bumble
31 years old Whitney Wolfe Herd accumulated most of her fortune from the dating app Bumble. She is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bumble.
Bumble is the dating app that she introduced in 2014. She has been ranked at no.39 with a net worth of $575 million.
This is such a precarious time for small businesses. Through 4/9, small business owners can apply in the @Bumble app to receive a $5K grant, or anyone can make a nomination. We’ll be supporting 200 businesses across 11 countries. We’re heads down thinking of other ways to help.? pic.twitter.com/1Z6n569ENy
— Whitney Wolfe Herd (@WhitWolfeHerd) March 24, 2020
Bumble has also introduced BumbleBFF, an app for finding friends, and BumbleBizz, a professional networking app.
Net Worth: $255 Million
Source of Wealth: Zoom Video Communications
Kelly Steckelberg is the Chief Financial Officer of Zoom Video Communications, an American multinational technology company.
She has been working at Zoom as CFO since 2017. Earlier, she served as the Chief Executive Officer at Zoosk Inc from 2014 to 2017. She joined Zoom Video Communications in 2017.
— Kelly Steckelberg (@ksteckel) June 7, 2019
Most of her fortune lies in Zoom stock options. Zoom shares have surged in the first 8 months of 2020 because of its more usage in 2020 due to the pandemic.
Net Worth: $290 Million
Source of Wealth: SpaceX
56-year old Gwynne Shotwell is the President and COO of American space transportation company, SpaceX. At SpaceX, she is responsible for the day-to-day operations and company growth.
SpaceX is founded by billionaire Elon Musk. The company has sent astronauts to the International Space station in May 2020 as a part of the contract with NASA.
NASA has selected Starship for a propellant transfer demonstration! Combining Starship’s rapid reusability with orbital refilling is critical to economically transporting large numbers of crew and cargo to the Moon and Mars https://t.co/a3EZIUoXR7 https://t.co/0YRkVHBrDI
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) October 14, 2020
Gwynne is the 11th employee of SpaceX who joined the company in 2002. Before joining SpaceX, she worked as the space systems director at Microcosm, Inc.
She has been ranked at no.55 as the most powerful woman in the world in 2020. Shotwell listed as 72 America’s self-made women in 2020.
Net Worth: $190 Million
Source of Wealth: Cosmetics
64-year old Kris Jenner is listed as the 92 America’s richest women. She is running the business side of the Kardashian-Jenner empire.
Kris is the master-mind behind the powerful show ‘Keeping up with Kardashians’. She earned about $100,000 per episode from the series.
Kris also takes a 10% cut of every dollar her kids bring in from modeling, licensing deals, and their beauty companies.
She has four children from her first marriage to lawyer Robert Kardashian: Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, and Robert Kardashian.
From her second marriage to television personality and retired Olympic Games medalist Bruce Jenner she has two children: Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner.