Forbes revealed the top 60 self-made female billionaires currently residing in the United States.Their combined net worth is now a record $71 billion, 15% more than in 2017.
The minimum net worth to make Forbes’ fourth annual ranking of these top women jumped 23% to a record $320 million. Twenty-four of these women are billionaires another record up from 18 in 2017.
Altogether 17 list members made their fortunes in fashion and retail, 7 cosmetics and skin care products, 13 in technology while 10 in media and entertainment.
The richest female self made billionaire is Diane Hendricks, a Wisconsin billionaire who owns ABC Supply, one of the largest wholesale distributors of roofing, siding and windows in America.
Oprah Winfrey came in sixth place.She made her fortune from media and entertainment while Kylie Jenner took 27th place ahead of her sister Kim Kardashian.Analysts predict that she could hold the title of the youngest billionaire in history if she adds 100million to her fortune in the next year.This position is currently held by Mark Zuckerberg.
Singer Madonna and YouTuber Huda Kattan(a new comer) held position 36 and 37 respectively.Singer Celine Dion took position 46 on the list and actress Babra Streisand following closely at position 48.
Beyonce took position 53 with Kim Kardashian West taking position 54.Taylor swift took 60th place inspite of taking a two year hiatus with a recent comeback.