8. Doris Fisher

$2.7 bil­lion

Forbes Middle East - - LEADERBOAR­D • RICHEST SELF–MADE WOMEN -

Age: 87 Res­i­dence: San Fran­cisco Self-made Score: 7

Fisher founded Gap with her late hus­band, Don, in 1969. She and her three sons still own stakes in the $16.6 bil­lion (rev­enue) re­tail group, whose shares dropped roughly one fourth in the last year. It is plan­ning to spin off Old Navy into its own pub­licly traded en­tity, but will still hold the Ba­nana Repub­lic and Ath­leta brands.

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