To compile net worths, we valued individuals’ assets, including the value of stakes in public companies using stock prices from June 22. We valued private companies by consulting with outside experts and conservatively comparing them with public companies. To be eligible for the list, women had to have substantially made their fortunes in the U.s. and be U.s. citizens or permanent residents. We attempted to vet these numbers with all list entrants. some cooperated; others didn’t. Ages are as of the magazine’s August 31 issue date.
euromonitor international; Factset; LW Hospitality Advisors; Pitchbook data, Plunkett Research, staffing industry Analysts.