Forbes

America’s Most Successful Women Entreprene­urs

- Edited by Kerry A. Dolan, Chase Peterson-Withorn and Jennifer Wang

The fortunes of the nation’s richest self-made women in our seventh annual ranking soared 31%, to $118 billion, amid a stock-market boom. A record 26 are now billionair­es, including pop-star mogul Rihanna and 23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki. The cutoff for admission climbed to $225 million.

The fortunes of the nation’s richest self-made women in our seventh annual ranking soared 31% to

$118 billion amid a stock-market boom. A record 26 are now billionair­es, including pop-star mogul Rihanna and 23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki. Two-thirds of the 100 founded or cofounded a company; 26 are CEOs. Fifteen are newcomers, including singer and investor Dolly Parton and former model Cindy Crawford. The cutoff for admission climbed to $225 million, up from $150 million last year.

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