15 Most Successful Women Entrepreneurs
As we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 and push forward to decreasing the gender gap in the workplace; let us take a moment and remember the achievements that some of the women have made over the years. The success of these women in the business world which is densely populated by men, acts as a reminder that there is progress. These women are role models, contributors in the economy, leaders and change makers. They are breaking stereotypes and in the process motivating girls and women to step out of their comfort zone and push harder to achieve greater success. The following are 15 Most Successful Women Entrepreneurs
1. Cher Wang
When it comes to venturing into the mobile industry no one has done it better than Cher Wang. She is the co-founder of HTC, a top mobile technology company that competes with other renown brands such as Apple and Samsung
2. Folorunsho Alakija
Alakija ranks tops as the richest and most powerful female entrepreneur in Nigeria. Her business is in fashion, printing and oil industry. With a net worth of $1.6 billion, her success story as an entrepreneur is worth celebrating.
3. Oprah Winfrey
Even though she has retired as a television host, Oprah continues to be a media mogul thanks to her Oprah Winfrey Network that produces hits such as the Butler. Her passion for helping the girl child is seen through the Oprah Winfrey leadership academy.
4. Wang Laichun
Laichun is a self-made Chinese billionaire with a net worth of $1.67 billion according to www.forbes.com . She chairs the Luxshare Precision Industry which is the main supplier of electronics parts for Apple.
5. Sarah Blakely
She is not only one of the youngest successful entrepreneurs but the founder of Spanx Inc, a company that generates a revenue of more than $250 according to Financial Times.
6. Tory Buch
Buch is the founder of Tory Burch LLC fashion line that is estimated to have over 3000 different departments. Her label is so famous that she has collaborated with various successful designers such as Vera Wang and Ralph Lauren.
7. Young Lan
Often referred to as the Oprah of China, Lan is the co-founder of Sun Media and a leading television host that has interviewed powerful people like Hillary Clinton and Bill Gates
8. Gina Rinehart
Rinehart is a mining magnate with a net worth of $14 billion. Following her father’s demise, she took over the Hancock Prospecting companies Wang made various business ventures that made the company to produces millions of coal, iron ore and manganese.
9. Kiran Mazumdar
Kiran is Indian first successful female entrepreneurs who founded Biocon when she was only 25 years old. She started this biopharma company in a garage and grew it to be the second Indian company to hit the $1 billion mark on the first day of public trading.
10. Leslie Blodgett
Blodgett has revolutionized the cosmetic industry by pioneering the use of mineral makeup. According to https://nytimes.com, the former chief executive officer of Bare Escentuals started off by selling body products and later expanded to healthy mineral makeups.
11. Debbie Fields
From selling yummy cookies to writing cookbooks, Debbie Fields is a successful entrepreneur in the food industry. She is the founder of Mrs. Fields Baker that has over 600 retail stores in ten countries.
12. Divine Ndhlukuka
This Zimbabwean queen of the security industry is the founder and managing director of SECURICO. With more than 3, 400, Ndhlukuka is one of the best African entrepreneurs.
13. Ariana Huffington
As the name suggests, Ariana Huffington is the founder of Huffington post. Even though she sold the post to AOL in 2011, she is estimated to have a net worth of $315 million.
14. Kim Kardashian West
Kim K has attained the title tech entrepreneur thanks to her $51 million earnings in 2016. According to Forbes, Most of the earnings come from her mobile game, endorsements and social media. She won entrepreneur of the year in 2011 at the Glamour Women Awards in London.
15. Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl is the chief operating officer of Facebook. She is the first woman to be elected on Facebook board and founder of the Lean in foundation. With a net worth of $1billion, she is a member of various boards including women for women international.
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