There are many billionaires in the world. According to Forbes’s 35th annual list of the world’s richest, the number of billionaires reached an unprecedented 2,755 people, 660 more than a year ago. Together, they are worth $13.1 trillion, up from $8 trillion on the 2020 list. For this article, instead of focusing on those famous billionaires who manage to make their way up the list, we are looking at some of the self-made female billionaires who have, through their hard work, sweat and tears, made a massive fortune for themselves.
Kim Kardashian has been in the media headlines for many reasons, most of which involved drama. This however is a different story. The reality television star, entrepreneur and self-made billionaire has been included in Forbes magazine’s list of world’s billionaires for the first time in 2021. Forbes estimated that she worth $1 billion, thanks to her businesses – KKW and Skims, as well as earnings from television and endorsement deals, and a number of small investments.
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Whitney Wolfe became the youngest self-made billionaires in February after shares of her company, dating app Bumble, made their stock market debut. The 31-year-old founder is also one of the youngest women to lead a public company.
Sandberg serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook and the founder of LeanIn. Org. In June 2012, she was elected to Facebook’s Board of Directors, becoming the first woman to serve on its board. In 2021, Sandberg has a net worth of $1.9 billion, according to Forbes.
Zhong is worth $19.7 billion as of Apr 8. and is the world’s richest self-made female billionaire. Hansoh Pharmaceutical produces products for central nervous system disease, oncology, anti-infection, diabetes, digestive tract and cardiovascular treatment. Her husband is also a pharmaceuticals billionaire.
Wu has a net worth of $19.1 billion and is the second wealthiest self-made female billionaire. She was a journalist before venturing into the real estate business and started Longfor Properties.