We've moved on from the old wives' story of the pitiful patriarchal culture of the past, which dictated the concept that women couldn't be successful entrepreneurs, co-founders, or managers. Women are now ruling the business world and emerging as a powerful force commanding the startup ecosystem in the same way that their male counterparts do. Women entrepreneurs are no longer a myth but rather are defying the stereotypical boundaries erected by a regressive, male-dominated world.
There are a lot of outstanding female entrepreneurs out there, and this is only the tip of the iceberg.
1. Gina Rinehart:
Gina Rinehart, an Australian billionaire, is Australia's richest woman and the world's sixth-richest woman, with a personal fortune of $11.7 billion. To put things in context, Rinehart is the chairman of Hancock Prospecting Group, a mining business that produces 30 million tonnes of iron ore each year. When her father died in 1992, Rinehart became chairman of the firm, and she has since become one of the world's wealthiest women entrepreneurs.
2. Oprah Winfrey:
Oprah Winfrey is an accomplished actress, talk show host, producer, and philanthropist. 'The Oprah Winfrey Show,' which aired for a total of 25 seasons and was named one of the longest-running daytime talk shows in history, was undoubtedly her most successful and popular enterprise. Oprah Winfrey has amassed a total net worth of over $3 billion due to her various businesses, making her one of the wealthiest, well-liked, and well-known female entrepreneurs in the world.
3. Folorunsho Alakija:
Folorunsho Alakija is Nigeria's wealthiest female entrepreneur. Even though she is not as well-known as other female entrepreneurs, she has a net worth of roughly $2.5 billion. Folorunsho's first business was Supreme Stitches, a tailoring firm she created after working for two other companies: Sijuade Enterprises in Nigeria and the First National Bank of Chicago. After Supreme Stitches became highly successful a few years later, Alakija looked into many other industries for investment opportunities, including the oil and printing industries in her instance. Forbes ranked her as the 96th most powerful woman on the planet.
4. Denise Coates:
Denise Coates is the creator of Bet365, an online gambling firm established in the United Kingdom. Denise bought the Bet365.com domain name in January 2000 and worked on it for a year before launching it to the general public. Bet365 was up and running thanks to a £15 million loan from the Royal Bank of Scotland. It has now grown to become one of the world's largest online gaming platforms.
5. Cher Wang:
Cher Wang is one of the co-founders of HTC, a well-known mobile technology firm. Cher was listed on Forbes' world's billionaires list in 2010, 2011, and 2012, with a net worth of 1.6 billion dollars. In 2012, she was included on their list of the world's most influential women. Cher Wang is undoubtedly one of the most successful and well-known female entrepreneurs, and HTC is now a significant competitor to Apple, Sony, and Samsung in the mobile technology industry.
6. Wang Laichun:
Wang Laichun is the chairman of Luxshare, a Chinese electronics company that provides many of Apple's components. She was dubbed "one of the world's youngest self-made female billionaires" when she first broke the barrier of becoming a billionaire. Wan Laichun co-founded the firm with her brother in 2004, and her net worth is currently believed to be at $1.5 billion.
7. Kylie Jenner:
Kylie and other family members began starring on the reality television series 'Keeping up with the Kardashians' in 2007. The reality show follows the Kardashian-Jenner family's personal and business life. Kylie and her sister Kendall launched the Kendall and Kylie collection with PacSun in February 2013. Kylie Jenner founded Kylie Lip Kits in 2015, and the company was renamed Kylie Cosmetics in 2016. This shift occurred after she debuted a liquid lipstick and lip liner combo, seeing a significant increase in sold kits. According to Forbes, Jenner's net worth was estimated at $1 billion in 2019, making her the world's youngest self-made billionaire as of March 2019.