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America’s Richest Self-Made Women

Forbes caught some flack for claiming Kylie Jenner is a “self-made” billionaire, but they aren’t backing down. While she isn’t number one of their annual America’s Richest Self-Made Women, she is up there in the list of 80 women. For the second year in a row, the top spot went to Diane Hendricks, the chairman of the roofing company ABC Supply (net worth of $7 billion).

Here are some of the notable women from the Forbes annual list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women:

10.  Oprah Winfrey, who actually IS self-made, $2.6 billion

23.  Kylie Jenner, who really is NOT, $1 billion

37.  Rihanna, $600 million, which may seem a little surprising.  She’s the richest female musician, and her fortune is 50% biggethan Beyoncé’s.

39.  Madonna, $570 million

46.  Celine Dion, $450 million

47.  “Judge Judy” Sheindlin, $440 million

51.  Beyoncé and Barbra Streisand, who both have $400 million

53.  Author Nora Roberts (a.k.a. J.D. Robb), $390 million

56.  Author Danielle Steel, $375 million

57.  Kim Kardashian, $370 million

60.  Taylor Swift, $360 million

63.  Ellen DeGeneres, $330 million

77.  Reese Witherspoon, $240 million

80.  Serena Williams, $225 million.  She’s on the cover of the issue.

 

You can browse the whole thing, here.

 


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