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The 15 Most Successful Women Entrepreneurs in the World


For years, men have dominated the business world and occupied top positions. With the rise of influential women like Ancal Coco Chanel and Estée Lauder, a new page has been opened for business women.

Today women support each other and start their own businesses. We have listed the 15 most successful women entrepreneurs who have entered our homes with the brands they established in sectors such as publishing, technology, fashion, radio-television and beauty to inspire you.  

1. Sophia Amoruso

Company: Nast Gal and Girlboss Media

Age: 34

Net wealth: $ 280 million (2016)

Sophia Amoruso also suffered from the obstacles in establishing her empire, but since then she has managed to survive and establish an inspiring brand for young people.

In 2015, he resigned as CEO of Nasty Gal and his company went bankrupt before his eyes. But that didn’t stop her and she set up a site called Girlboss that empowers women in health, beauty, careers and other issues.

2. Huda Kattan

Company: Huda Beauty

Age: 35

Net wealth: $ 550 million (2018)

Huda Kattan began to establish her beauty empire after resigning from her job in the financial sector in Dubai. While working as a freelance make-up artist, Kattan decided to produce her own synthetic eyelashes. After being the favorite product of Kim Kardashian, Huda Beauty eyelashes were sold out on the day it was sold, and makeup queen Kattan became a finger-pointer in the industry.

3. Tory Burch

Company: Tory Burch

Age: 52

Net wealth: $ 800 million (2018)

After gaining experience in some of the world’s largest fashion houses, such as Tory Burch, Polo Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang and Loewve, he decided to establish his own brand. Burch founded his first brand in 2004 and has achieved great success with his unique and trendy designs. As his fame spread, Burch wanted to help people, and founded the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which supports women with cancer and creates awareness among young women.

4. Arianna Huffington

Company: Thrive Global

Age: 68

Net wealth: $ 50 million (2018)

Arianna Huffington is co-founder and former editor of the successful news website HuffPost. Creating a market for the digital news industry, Huffington decided to write a series of books. Huffington, who recently published a book called “The Sleep Revolution, H also manages a wellness site called Thrive Global and offers six-week courses to help people live a healthier life.

5. JK Rowling

Profession: Writer, filmmaker and screenwriter

Age: 53

Net wealth: $ 54 million (2018)

British writer JK Rowling was faced with many obstacles when trying to get her first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and was often rejected. When he managed to overcome these obstacles, JK Rowling’s books spread to the world almost overnight, and the books were filmed, branded products were produced and even theme parks were opened.

6. Vera Wang

Company: Vera Wang

Age: 69

Net wealth: $ 630 million (2018)

Vera Wang is older than the other women on the list. Wang decided to start his own brand only when he was 40 when he designed his own wedding dress. He was fortunate, and thanks to his acquaintances, who worked for Vogue magazine, Wang’s brand was a great success. Since then, Wang has been expanding his company and currently designs clothing, footwear and accessories, as well as jewelry, home textiles and kitchenware.

7. Martha Stewart

Company: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

Age: 77

Net wealth: $ 300 million (2018)

Martha Stewart is known as a famous chef and has published a number of cookbooks and has written columns for various magazines. In 1997, Stewart gathered all his initiatives and founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Since then, he has been involved in the television and radio sectors and continues to be interested in food.

8. Cath Kidston

Company: Cath Kidston

Age: 59

Net wealth: Unknown

Cath Kidston, a furniture designer, decided to open his own shop in 1993 and began selling fully British, vintage designs. When vintage products became famous again after a few years, the store achieved great success in a short time and is now one of the most visited stores on the famous streets of England.

9. Angie Hicks

Company: ANGI Homeservices

Age: 45

Net wealth: $ 50 million (2018)

Finding a suitable service in an emergency is a difficult task. In such a case, you will call someone recommended and pray for your work! Angie Hicks also recognized this shortcoming in the market and decided to create a service that no one had ever offered before. Angie’s List lets you find the service that’s right for you with a single click.

10. Sara Blakely

Company: Spanx

Age: 47

Net Wealth: 1 billion $ (2018)

Sara Blakely, who does not have enough money to realize her idea, tried to establish her brand and all the investors went to close the door to her face. But when Oprah Winfrey praised his idea in public, people were queuing outside his door.

11. Denise Coates

Company: Bet365

Age: 51

Net wealth: $ 3.9 billion (2018)

Denise Coates is the founder of the bet site Bet365, which took a year to develop and build. With a £ 15 million loan from the Royal Bank of Scotland (about $ 19.4 million), Coates succeeded in realizing the idea, making the site one of the world’s largest online gambling sites.

12. Cher Wang

Company: HTC Corporation

Age: 60

Net wealth: $ 1.6 billion (2018)

Cher Wang is the founder of HTC, a billion-dollar technology company that manufactures a new and creative smartphone. Despite the decline in the market, Wang is able to maintain the company and produce new devices to increase sales.

13. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Company: Biocon

Age: 65

Net wealth: $ 3.4 billion (2018)

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is known not only for her wealth that leaves her mouth open, but also for being India’s first female entrepreneur. Mazumdar-Shaw founded Biocon in 1978, which sells biologically-based medicines sold in more than 120 countries around the world.

14. Jennifer Hyman

Company: Rent the Runway

Age: 37

Net wealth: $ 300 million (2018)

It’s not easy to find something on the market that will catch people’s attention, but Jennifer Hyman did it by making it easy for fashion enthusiasts to access the clothes on the catwalk. By subscribing to the site, you can hire a designer’s outfit with a single button, join an event, and then return it to you in the package that was previously sent to you.

15. Yang Lan

Company: Sun Media Group

Age: 50

Net wealth: Unknown

Media empress Yang Lan is arguably the most powerful woman in the Chinese media. Not only has he founded Sun Media Group, he is also a journalist and talk show host. Lan has interviewed Bill Gates, Hillary Clinton and Keanu Reeves. It’s not easy to be an entrepreneur, but these inspiring women are proof that you can build your own empire when you’re passionate enough and working hard.



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