34. Vera Wang

$630 Mil­lion Age: 69 Res­i­dence: new york city

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Wang failed to qual­ify for the U.S. Olympic team as a fig­ure skater in 1968 but has since dressed many Olympic ath­letes, in­clud­ing Nathan Chen, who com­peted at the 2018 Win­ter Olympics in PyeongChang. Wang worked as an editor at Vogue for 16 years, then for Ralph Lauren. She quit af­ter two years and rev­o­lu­tion­ized the bridal in­dus­try with her mod­ern, sleek de­signs. She opened her first bou­tique at New York’s Car­lyle Ho­tel in 1990. To­day she also has long-term li­cens­ing deals with Kohl’s and David’s Bridal.

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