34. Vera Wang
$630 Million Age: 69 Residence: new york city
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.