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Meet 9 female self-made millionaires (and billionaires)


Nine women grace the cover of Forbes second annual Self-Made Women issue, and together they’re worth a cool $9.7 billion. The savvy bunch includes Harvard grads and college dropouts alike, who range in age from 32 to 69.

Among the ladies listed are Sophia Amoruso, the trendy Millennial who started powerhouse e-commerce retailer Nasty Gal and is following it with a mini media empire comprising a bestselling book, a podcast, and an upcoming Netflix series. Forbes values her at $280 million.

She’s joined by Sara Blakely, who created the ubiquitous Spanx brand and still owns 100 percent of the $400 million company. She herself is listed at $1 billion.

Also on the list is Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman, valued at $2.1 billion.

Rounding out the rest are:

Diane Hendricks, co-founder of roofing company ABC Supply
Net worth: $4.9 billion

Kathy Ireland, supermodel turned retail mogul
Net worth: $360 million

Toni Ko, founder of NYX Cosmetics and Perverse Sunglasses
Net worth: $260 million

Katrina Lake, founder of Stitch Fix
Net worth: $120 million

Dorothy Herman, co-owner of real estate brokerage firm Douglas Elliman
Net worth: $270 million

Liz Elting, CEO of TransPerfect
Net worth: $390 million

Read more about each woman at Forbes.

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