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Get to Know America’s Richest Self-Made Women

Well-known billionaires Oprah Winfrey and Meg Whitman among Forbes list's top ten.

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In recent months, you’ve gotten to know the richest person in every state, Jeff Bezos‘ meteoric rise to second-richest person in the world, and where some of these folks did for their first job. One thing the majority of these people had in common? They’re all men.

Now, Forbes has released a list of America’s richest self-made women—one that is full of well-known names (Oprah Winfrey, Meg Whitman) and a few that everybody should get to know (Judy Love, Johnelle Hunt). Below, find the top 10, along with the business that helped make them achieve the pinnacle of financial success.

(1) Marian Ilitch – $5.1 billion – Little Caesar’s.

(2) Diane Hendricks – $4.9 billion – Roofing.

(3 – tie) Judy Love – $2.9 billion – Retail & Gas Stations.

(3 – tie) Oprah Winfrey – $2.9 billion – TV Shows.

(5) Doris Fisher – $2.7 billion – Gap.

(6 – tie) Judy Faulkner – $2.5 billion – Health IT.

(6 – tie) Meg Whitman – $2.5 billion – eBay.

(8) Johnelle Hunt – $2.4 billion – Trucking.

(9) Elaine Wynn – $2.1 billion – Casinos/Hotels.

(10) Lynda Resnick – $2 billion – Agriculture.

Read Forbes‘ full list.

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