These Are The 23 Richest Self-Made Women In America In 2023

After several decades of major strides in the American workforce, the number of women in corporate leadership positions or running their own companies has exploded. There are more self-made women millionaires and billionaires today than ever, despite a gender wage gap that in 2023 means women earn $0.77 for every $1 a man makes. In 2020, there were about 1.24 million businesses owned by women, according to the Census Bureau's 2021 Annual Business Survey. Women-owned businesses had about $432.1 billion in annual payroll, $1.9 trillion in receipts, and 10.9 million employees.  Stacker collected data from Hurun Research Institute's 2023 report on the world's richest self-made women billionaires. The sum of the wealth of all women on the list is $77.9 billion—about one-third of Elon Musk's net wealth as of June 13, 2023.  That's astounding. The wealth and ages of these powerful, self-made women are as of January 16, 2023. If an individual's shares are held jointly—say, with their spouse—individual shareholdings were broken out where possible. When this wasn't possible, a 50-50 split was assumed. "Self-made" in this context means wealth that was not inherited. It doesn't take into account whether inherited wealth or privilege helped in the creation of independent wealth. Please note: The data source presumed a binary gender classification. Based on these findings, these are the 23 Richest Self-Made Women In America In 2023

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