Forbes

10. ALICE SCHWARTZ

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$2.9 billion  SOURCE: Biotech AGE: 95 • RESIDENCE: El Cerrito, CA SELF-MADE SCORE:  With $720 in savings, Schwartz and her husband, David (d. 2012), launched BioRad Laboratori­es in 1952. In the years since, Bio-Rad has flourished by selling chemicals and components that are instrument­al to lab research. At age 95, Schwartz still sits on Bio-Rad’s board and has an 11% stake in the $2.5 billion (2020 sales) company run by her son Norman Schwartz.

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