The following women leaders have made it to Forbes' ranking of America's Most Successful Women Entrepreneurs and Executives. What they all have in common is their unique and innovative approach to their business.
The Woman Post | Carolina Rodríguez Monclou
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Here are the richest self-made women in the US that topped the list.
According to Forbes, Rihanna is the richest female music artist globally with a net worth of $600 million, surpassing big names like Madonna and Beyoncé. With the launch of Fenty in 2017, Rihanna's makeup brand was named one of Time magazine's best inventions of that year. Her brand has a wide range of products available, but what really sets her apart is her wide range of concealers and exclusive foundation shades, especially for black women who usually struggle to find their shade. She also has a lingerie line called Savage x Fenty that raised $50 million from investors in 2019.
Whitney Wolfe Herd
Whitney Wolfe Herd is the CEO and founder of Bumble. She is expanding her mission to empower women. She created the dating app where women looking for a heterosexual relationship take the first step. It was founded in 2014 and has grown to more than 55 million users in 150 countries. Whitney Wolfe Herd has a net worth of $ 575 million. Russian billionaire Andrey Andreev valued her business at $3 billion. According to CBS News, the entrepreneur is launching "a new initiative called Moves Making Impact, where users choose a cause to support, and then Bumble donates to women who make a difference in their community."
Together with her husband, Jake Burton Carpenter, the couple founded Burton Snowbirds and were able to turn snowboarding into a great sport, an Olympic masterpiece, and a billion-dollar business. Burton is now a global snowboarding, accessories, and apparel company that has sponsored top athletes such as three-time Winter Olympics gold medalist Shaun White and international competitions. As a result, Donna Carpenter has a $ 530 million net worth and owns the $ 300 million company.
Gwynne Shotwell is an American businesswoman and engineer. She is the president and chief operating officer of SpaceX, a space transportation company. She is responsible for the day-to-day running and growth of the company. SpaceX has revolutionized the rocket industry and has managed to become one of the most valuable private companies in the process. The CEO is listed as the 55th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. She has an estimated net worth of $ 290 million.
Kelly Steckelberg is the CFO of Zoom Video Communications, which has a net worth of $ 255 million. Before joining the video conferencing company, she was the CEO, COO, and CFO of a dating app called Zoosk. The largest stock of the quarantine period for technology, Zoom, has reported significant profits and customer growth due to the pandemic. Steckelberg told TD Ameritrade Network, "We truly believe that the flexibility and trend of working from home is here to stay."
Women entrepreneurs are here to stay and continue to make history, founding their own companies and holding executive positions that demonstrate their ability, intelligence, and professionalism. These CEOs are excellent and passionate about what they do. With their success, they inspire and lead the present and the future of the world.