Women are incredible, and have proven that they can excel in any field if they put their minds to it. Business, and wealth, which has very much been a “man’s world” until recently, is also now being dominated by powerful females. The following women on this list are proof of this. They have conquered their roles, and made a name for themselves.
1. Elizabeth Holmes
Elizabeth Holmes is one of the youngest self-made billionaires in the world. She dropped out of Stanford University at the age of 19 to start her own company using her college funds as start-up money. Today, Theranos, a blood testing company, is one of the most successful in the world. Holmes wears the same black turtleneck shirt everyday, inspired by her role model, Steve Jobs, who has said he wore the “uniform” to eliminate necessary distractions.
2. Marie Besnier Beauvalot
With an estimated net worth of $2.5 billion at 37 years old, Marie Besnier Beauvalot is one of the world’s most beautiful billionaires. She inherited the French dairy company called Lactalis, along with her two siblings. Together, they own 100% of the company’s shares.
3. Aerin Lauder
Aerin Lauder is the granddaughter of Estee and Jospeh Lauder, the co-founders of the cosmetics mogul Estee Lauder. The 47-year old is currently estimated to be worth $1.85 billion. She is the style and image director for the Estee Lauder companies, and has also founded her own brand called AERIN which sells fashion, cosmetics, and home furnishings.
4. Charlotte Casiraghi
Currently ranked eighth in line to the throne of Monaco, Charlotte Casiraghi is said to be worth about $5.7 billion. She is the daughter of Caroline, the Princess of Monaco and Stefan Casiraghi, an Italian industrialist. She has participated in several equestrian events and has also dabbled in journalism.
5. Perenna Kei
Hong Kong-born Chinese businesswoman Perenna Kai is said to have a net worth of $1.3 billion. She owns several companies, including 85% of the shares of Logan Property Holdings, a high-end real estate firm in Shenzhen. She was named the “youngest billionaire in the world” by Forbes magazine in 2014.
6. Sara Blakely
Sara Blakely is another self-made billionaire who rightfully deserves a spot on this list. She went from selling fax machines door-to-door to starting her own brand from a mere $5000 investment. That brand is what we know as Spanx today, which sells women’s apparel, leggings, underwear, etc. Not only did she solve a serious women’s fashion issue, she also made a name for herself. The mother of 4 still runs the company to this day, which is pretty impressive!
7. Alexandra Andresen
Norwegian heiress Alexandra Andresen is the daughter of Johan H. Andresen Jr, a Norwegian industrialist and the owner of Ferd AS. She then inherited 42% of the company from her father. As of 2016, Alexandra Andresen is known to be the world’s youngest billionaire with an estimated net worth of $1.2 billion.