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10 Richest Self-Made Women In America

10 Richest Self-Made Women In America

Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos are among the top five richest men in the US. But can you name the richest women?

Forbes is out with their list of the richest self-made women.

Here is a look at the list.

1. Diane Hendricks ($4.9 billion) co-founded a windows and guttering firm called ABC Supply with her husband. The company went on to become the largest wholesaler distributor of roofing and siding materials, tools and supplies in the US.

2. Oprah Winfrey ($3.1 billion) is a media magnate best known for her talk show. She is also the chairwomen and CEO of her own media company and a member of Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW)'s Board of Directors.

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3. (tie) Judy Faulkner ($2.4 billion) is the founder and CEO of Epic Systems, a privately owned healthcare software company that commands a 54 percent market share of patient medical records in the U.S. and 2.5 percent worldwide.

3. (tie)Doris Fisher ($2.4 billion) co-founded Gap Inc (NYSE: GPS) with her husband Donald Fisher in 1969.

5. Johnelle Hunt ($2.3 billion) co-founded J.B. Hunt Transport Services with her husband Johnnie Bryan Hunt in 1961. It's one of the largest transportation companies with revenues exceeding $10 billion.

6. (tie) Marian Ilitch ($2.1 billion) co-founded Little Caesars Pizza with her husband Mike Ilitch in 1959. Today, the couple manage Ilitch Holdings, a holding company whose assets also include the NHL's Detroit Red Wings and the MLB's Detroit Tigers.

6. (tie) Meg Whitman ($2.1 billion) is the current President and CEO of HP Inc (NYSE: HPQ) and was previously the President and CEO of eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY).

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8. Lynda Resnick ($2 billion) operates The Wonderful Company, a private corporation that holds stakes in various food companies, including POM Wonderful and FIJI Water.

9. Jin Sook Chang ($1.9 billion) and her husband Do Won Chang opened a little clothing store called Fashion 21 in 1984. Over the years, the store was re-named to Forever 21 and now boasts annual sales of more than $4 billion.

9. (tie) Judy Love ($1.9 billion) founded Love's Travel Stops & Country with her husband Tom Love in 1964. The company now oversees nearly 400 truck stop locations and convenience stores across 40 state.

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