As women have gained more autonomy, it’s not surprising that the number of self-made female billionaires are on the rise. According to Forbes, the combined net worth of the top 60 self-made women is now a record $71 billion, 15 percent higher than in 2017.
Beauty mogul Kylie Jenner for the first time joins Forbes‘ 50 richest self-made women list (placing her at No. 27) with a current net worth of $900 million, built in large part from her three-year-old cosmetics company, Kylie Cosmetics.
Turning 21 in August, Jenner is on track to become the youngest self-made billionaire male or female in history. The previous record was held by Mark Zuckerberg who became a billionaire at age 23 when Facebook went public.
Jenner is the only member of the Kardashian/Jenner family to make it on the list with her older sister Kim Kardashian worth just $450 million.
Jenner credits her mother, Kris Jenner, for a lot of her success. “I haven’t learned everything from my mom yet, but I know that I need to,” she explained in a Forbes video (below). “She teaches me something new everyday about everything She’s my goals and each day I’m trying to take it all in. She’s definitely been a huge part of the success of Kylie Cosmetics.”
Check out the net-worth of the top ten women on the list, along with the industry responsible for their wealth.
Diane Hendricks: $4.9B: roofing
Marian Ilitch: Little Caesars
Judy Faulkner: $3.5B: health IT
Meg Whitman: $3.3B: eBay
Johnelle Hunt: $3.2B: trucking
Oprah Winfrey: $3.1B: TV shows
Judy Love: $3.0B: retail and gas stations
Doris Fisher: $2.8B: Gap
Elaine Wynn: $2.6B: casinos, hotels Nevada
Lynda Resnick: $2.4B: agriculture