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'America's Richest, Self-Made Women' list stars fashion, beauty founders: Forbes

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Forbes 'America's Richest, Self-Made Women' top-sixty list, for the second year running, features several women in the fashion and beauty arenas for its 2016 edition.


Gap cofounder Doris Fisher is fashion retail's richest, self-made woman in America, says Forbes


The top scoring woman in fashion and retail was Doris Fisher, cofounder of Gap, ranked number three on the list, boasting a net worth of $2.4 billion. Forever 21 cofounder, Jin Sook Chang, came in at number nine on the list, with a net worth of $1.9 billion, said Forbes.

Other top 60 fashion and beauty industry female entrepreneurs include:

#17 Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx ($1 billion)
#19 Tory Burch ($750 million)
#22 Carolyn Rafaelian, founder of Alex and Ani ($700 million)
#31 Donna Karan ($450 million)
#34 Vera Wang ($420 million)
#43 Diane von Furstenberg ($340 million)
#49 Patricia Miller, founder of Vera Bradley ($300 million)
#53 Sophia Amoruso, founder of Nast Gal ($280 million)
#54 Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, cofounder of Vera Bradley ($270 million)
#57 Toni Ko, founder of NYX ($260 million)

Celebrities making the list, with ambassadorships or connections to fashion and beauty, include Kathy Ireland, at number 39 and a net worth of $360 million, and Jessica Alba, number 42 on the list with $340 million.

Diane Hendricks, owner of ABC Supply, is the richest self-made woman in America and took the number one spot. Hendricks' estimated worth of $4.9 billion, beat out media mogul Oprah Winfrey, who came in second place, with a net worth of $3.1 billion.

To be eligible for the 2016 list, entrants must have a minimum net worth of $250 million.
 

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