50th Annual Forbes List
This year's 50th annual Forbes list has been released and its one for the history books. Listing the most ranking successful women entrepreneurs in the county, holding a combined net worth of $81.3 billion, according to Forbes. Powerful, smart, strong and intelligent women who made a fortune in multiple businesses, and companies such as, science and technology, healthcare, entertainment, skin care, fashion, cosmetics and more.Serena Williams is on this years cover coming in at #80. Earning $340 million in her 24-years of being a professional tennis player. Reported by Forbes, Serena has now launched into venture capital - creating Serena Ventures. A company that invests in companies led by women and people of color with a focus on brands that promote individual empowerment, creativity and opportunity. Diana Hendricks top the #1 spot earning $7 billion. Hendricks is the co-founder and chairwoman of ABC Supply, one of the largest wholesale distribution of roofing, siding and windows in America. Now 72 years old, Hendricks founded ABC with her late husband Ken in 1982 and continue to run the business after his death in 2007. The brilliant Oprah Winfrey comes in at #10 with $2.6 billion. Starting from her hit talk show Oprah Winfrey, which run for 25 years to owning her own cable channel in 2011, OWN bringing in a net worth of $75 million alone. With other business Investments including Weight Watchers, an Apple streaming services Ms.Winfrey deserve the #10 spot. Shes also was named #20 on the most powerful women in 2018. Kylie Jenner everyone's new favorite Kardashian, comes in at #23 with 1 billion dollars. Only 21, the reality star turned business woman started her own cosmetic company, Kylie Cosmetic in 2018 estimating $360 million net worth. In May 2019, she started vegan Kylie Skin line cashing out to $900 million and Jenner shes owns 100% of her own stake. Everyone's favorite bad gyal, Rihanna pops up at #37 with $600 million. Making her the richest female musician, according to TMZ. Her cosmetic line, Fenty which she launched in September 2017 estimates up to $570 million dollars last year. May 2019, she and LVMH announced a new fashion house called, Fenty which will be based in Paris. She also owns Savage X Fenty lingerie, sexy and comfortable lingerie for women in all sizes is doing very well.
Rapper, and entrepreneur businessman Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter is the first Hip Hop billionaire, reported from Black Enterprise. Jay-Z who grew up in Brooklyn, Marcy Projects is also the 5th African American billionaire in America. From smart business moves and genius investments Black Enterprise breaks down Hovs major assets;
- Armand de Brignac champagne – $310 million
- Cash and investments, including a $70 million stake in Uber – $220 million
- D’Ussé cognac – $100 million
- Tidal streaming service – $100 million
- Roc Nation – $75 million
- Music catalog – $75 million
- Art collection – $70 million
- Real estate – $50 million
"I aint got a billion streams, I got a billion dollars" -Jay Z
Along with his beautiful and talented wife Beyonce, who claimed the #51 spot on Americas wealthiest self- made women's list. With her own net worth coming to $400 million from partnership with Netflix: Homecoming documentary, New Adidas launched with Ivy Park. Touring and movies, the power couple grossed 1.4 billion together.