20+ Self-Made Female Billionaires 

Just 327 of the world's 2,668 billionaires are women–most of whom inherited their money. However, 101 ladies, including 11 who share a fortune with their spouse, created it themselves.

The richest self-made female billionaires are worth a combined $355 billion, making their fortunes in various industries, including biotech, manufacturing, and technology. Here are the top 26.

Kim Kardashian

Thanks to her cosmetics company KKW Beauty and shape wear line Skims, Kim Kardashian's net worth is $1.2 billion. Brand agreements, modest investments, endorsements, and reality television are other sources of her revenue.

Betty Ang

Filippino Betty Ang is the president and co-founder of Monde Nissin, one of the Philippines' largest food manufacturers of instant noodles.

Whitney Wolfe Herd

Whitney Wolfe Herd, an American entrepreneur, and Bumble co-founder, became the world's youngest self-made female billionaire in February 2021 after the dating app went public.


Rihanna is one example of a famous artist who has parlayed her success into a fortune. Her company, Fenty Beauty, was founded with the help of the #Fenty social media campaign that helped make her Barbados' first billionaire.

Sheryl Sandberg

Sandberg is a technology executive with an estimated net worth of $1.8 billion. She was the former COO of Facebook and recently resigned from her position.

Oprah Winfrey

Winfrey, worth roughly $2.7 billion, amassed a fortune in a pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstrap self-made manner while overcoming poverty and prejudice, among other challenges.

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