The wealthiest women in America, with billions in their wallets, properties around the globe and closets full of designer clothing, one might assume the woman who’ve earned this title would be familiar faces like Beyonce, Oprah or even the Kardashians, but the truth may surprise you.
Let’s going to take a close look at the five wealthiest women in America and see how they got where they are and what exactly it is they spend all that money on.
Dianne Hendricks Seven point four billion dollars ( $7.4 Billion ) with a net worth of seven point four billion dollars.
Dianne Hendricks the richest self-made woman in America, was born and raised in rural Wisconsin on a dairy farm.
Dianne went on a long journey to a mass her current fortune, she started her career selling custom-made homes, and after her marriage to husband Ken Hendricks, the two became business partners and started ABC supply.
ABC supply eventually grew to be the largest roofing distributor in America, and over time their wealth continued to grow, she has since gone on to produce several movies and has worked quite often in the political world, even serving as an economic advisor on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, besides movies and political campaigns it appears as if she spent the majority of her money on properties, she currently owns a ten million dollar home in Wisconsin that overlooks a river and this complete with tennis courts and a pool.
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Laurene Powell Jobs Twenty one point three billion dollars ( $21.3 Billion) a last name you’re sure to recognize, Lauren Powell Jobs made with a net worth of twenty one point three billion dollars.
The widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, Lorene has had quite a bit of success on her own in several different industries, working prior to her marriage as an asset manager and income trading strategist, she then stepped into her role as a philanthropist.
She’s co-founded college track a successful nonprofit organization whose goal is to improve college graduation and enrollment of underprivileged students, after this she notably founded Emerson collective a social change organization that works to use philanthropy and investing to spark changes and immigration reform, social justice, health, and the environment as if that wasn’t enough philanthropy on her plate.
Lorene is also a founding member of climate Leadership Council, besides philanthropy Lorene seems to be crazy about real estate, she owns two equestrian ranches, one in Northern California and another in Florida, on top of that she spent sixty million dollars alone on properties in Malibu just in the last couple of years, and it certainly seems like she isn’t done yet.
Mackenzie Bezos thirty six point one billion dollars ( $36.1 Billion) with a net worth of thirty six point one billion dollars.
Where exactly did her fortune come from ?
Well if this name sounds familiar to you it’s because she’s the former wife of Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon after the largest divorce settlement in history, just this past year.
Mackenzie walked away as one of the richest women in America owning a four percent stock ( 4% ) in one of the most prominent businesses in the world.
But what part did Mackenzie play in Amazon ? and how exactly did she get where she is now ?
Mackenzie met her future husband Jeff when they both worked at a hedge fund together, after Jeff came up with the idea for Amazon, he and Mackenzie drove cross-country to set up shop in Seattle.
Mackenzie served as one of the first employees of Amazon, working as their accountant and later negotiating their Freight contracts, later mackenzie went on to become an award-winning novelist and mother to her and Jeff’s four children, she also serves as the executive director and founder of an anti-bullying organization called BYSTANDER REVOLUTIONS.
But what does she plan on doing with all that money ?
Mackenzie is one of the few billionaires who is signed The Giving Pledge promising to give half her money to charity.
Julia koch forty one billion Dallas ( $41 Billion ) with a fortune of forty one billion dollars.
Julia Koch is the widow of David koch, a member of the koch family known for founding industries, the second largest privately owned business in America.
Julia was born and raised in Iowa to parents who owned a farm and woman’s clothing store, as a young adult she moved to New York where she worked under Adolfo and was given opportunities to style Nancy Reagan, it was there she met her husband David.
Julia promptly stopped working in order to raise their three children, after David’s death in 2019, Julia went on to inherit a 42 percent ( %42 ) stake in Kock industries which has helped her a mass such a large fortune, whether she’s enjoying her wealth in her house in Aspen, the Hamptons, New York City or Palm Beach, it’s safe to say she’s set wherever she goes.
Alice Walton fifty one point four billion dollars ( $51.4 Billion ) at a net worth of fifty one point four billion.
Alice Walton is the richest a woman in America, and the second richest in the world.
The daughter of Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart, it could be easy to write off her fortune as something that’s just been handed to her, but Alice Walton has had quite an impressive journey on her own.
Born and raised in Arkansas, she grew up to work in several prominent businesses working in several distinguished roles, she worked as an equity analyst, money manager, and stockbroker, on top of that she also founded her own company the Llama company where she served as president and CEO, Unfortunately no Llamas were included in her business ventures.
However the llama company was an investment bank which although less exciting, definitely made her a good amount of money when she got tired of all this financial business.
She moved to a ranch where she had a knack for picking out foals that would one day be equestrian stars, though much of her fortune came to her after her father’s death in 1992, her father often mentioned her business capabilities even saying she was the most like him out of all his children.