42. Su­san Wo­j­ci­cki

$480 Mil­lion Age: 50 Res­i­dence: los al­tos, cal­i­for­nia

Forbes - - RICHES SELF-MADE WOMEN -

In De­cem­ber, YouTube’s CEO promised a height­ened com­mit­ment to mon­i­tor­ing dis­turb­ing con­tent on the video site. YouTube, which she en­cour­aged Google to buy in 2006 and has run since 2014, now has 1.9 bil­lion monthly users. She grew up on Stan­ford’s cam­pus, where her fa­ther worked as a physics pro­fes­sor. Her mother, a jour­nal­ism teacher, set up the me­dia pro­gram at Palo Alto High School. Her youngest sis­ter, Anne, is founder of 23andMe (No. 44); sis­ter Janet is a pro­fes­sor at UC San Fran­cisco.

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