“Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. And, when you stumble, keep faith. And, when you’re knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can’t or shouldn’t go on.”
-Hillary Clinton, Presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee
Without the woman, the word would be non-existent. She breathes life into this earth and lights up the horizons. Throughout history and in modern times too, women have played a major role in society and the economy. Even in the field of business that is considered to be a man’s forte, the woman has claimed many a battlefield and emerged victoriously. In other words, these exceedingly influential women entrepreneurs have excelled their male equivalents.
Given below are some astounding women that are an incredible success in their field of business in no particular order.
Australian mining magnate and heiress, Rinehart, is the Chairman of privately-owned, Hancock Prospecting Group, a mineral exploration, and extraction company. She is the richest person in Australia and the 6th richest woman in the world, with a net worth of $11.7 Billion. She became the Chairman of this company after the passing away of her father and has been an incredible success in her field of business ever since.
She is a Greek-American syndicated columnist, an accomplished author of 15 books, and the co-founder of the world-renowned Huffington Post. Arianna is also the founder and CEO of The Thrive Global. She has an estimated net worth of about $50 Million.
She is an incredibly affluent businesswoman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, of American origin. Blakely began as a woman failing in her dreams of becoming a lawyer and selling fax machines from door to door and ended up being the founder of the multi-million dollar, intimate apparel company called’ Spanx.’ Sara did not have enough capital when founding her business, and her ideas were rejected many times by potential investors. Yet with an immense amount of will power and a never-give-up attitude, she finally lifted her business off the ground. Her success story is an inspiration to many and is worth reading. With a net worth of $1 Billion, she is the youngest female self-made billionaire in the world.
Born in Calcutta, India, Nooyi is one of the most influential businesswomen having held executive positions in many world-famous companies. Currently, she is the CEO and chairwoman of Pepsico, one of the largest food companies in the world. She not only excelled in business but also earned degrees in physics, mathematics, and chemistry, an MBA in management and a Masters Degree in Public and Private Management at Yale University. Indra Nooyi and her achievements truly are a great inspiration to many today.
She is an American actress and producer, television pioneer, editorial director, talk show host, satellite radio producer, broadway producer, and philanthropist under her production company, Harpo Productions. She has excelled in different types of media and continues to influence many through it. The Oprah Winfrey show is the highest viewed daytime syndicated talk show going on up to 25 seasons that was aired nationally. Her passion for educating females worldwide is demonstrated through her support of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. She is worth an estimated $3 Billion making the richest female entrepreneur and of a big beautiful heart.
Born in California, Wojcicki has been an extremely influential businesswoman in her field of business. She became Google’s first marketing manager a year after it was founded and has led a great idea to become incredibly profitable. Being in charge of the advertising revenue of she has led it to be one of the world’s most renowned search engines. She studied History and Literature at Harvard University and is of a net worth of $500 Million.
Born in 1958, she is a motivation for many to achieve their dreams. Wang went on to earn a degree in economics at California University in 1971. cher was the Co-founder of VIA 1987 and went on to found, a consumer electronics company that took over 20% of the global smartphone market in 2010, known as HTC. She has an estimated worth of $6.8 Billion, neither due to being born into a wealthy family nor working for a large firm but due to her sole intellect, skills, and will-power. She has been incredibly influential, and a sensation in the world of business and is at the level she is only due to her sole intelligence and not any other factor.
She was born in 1969 in the state of Washington D.C., and was educated at the University of Harvard, where she earned her AB and MBA. Sheryl is an American technology executive, author, and activist, the current chief cooperating officer of Facebook and the Founder of LeanIn.Org. She is also on the board of The Walt Disney Company, Women for Women International, Center for Global Development, and V-Day. After she became the COO of Facebook, its user baser increased ten times to approximately 11% of the world’s population. With a net worth of $1 Billion, she is an incredibly successful female entrepreneur on this planet.
Lady Gaga was of an estimated worth of $100 billion at a tender age of 25 years with her own music and style, making her one of the most successful female entrepreneurs today. She is an American songwriter, singer, and actress and is regarded at a high level for her versatility in the entertainment industry. She started an online community called backplane that came through with $18.9 million in funding in five years. After having had many life issues, including drug addiction, eating disorders, and sexual assault, Lady Gaga emerged triumphantly and continues to inspire many young, sprouting individuals around the world through her life story and success.
Born in 1951, Alakija is a Nigerian billionaire businesswoman. After founding her tailoring business called Supreme Stitches, she moved on to investing in the oil and printing industries. Folorunsho Alakija is the richest female entrepreneur in Nigeria and named as Forbes’ 96th most powerful woman in the world. She did not attend university hence suggesting that formal education is not mandatory for success. Being involved in fashion, oil, real estate, and printing industries, she is of a net worth of $2.5 Billion.
She is a British author, film producer, television producer, screenwriter, and philanthropist. Born in 1965 in the United Kingdom, she started off as a struggling single mother with an imagination unlike any other. She is now the author of one of the best-selling book series of all times, called Harry Potter, and has managed to give rise to a major feature film series and franchise, including her theme park, which was revealed as the world’s fastest-growing theme park by Forbes. She has not only influenced millions of children around the world but also brought adults into the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Hence making her one of the most influential women entrepreneurs on the planet with a net worth just under $1 Billion.
Given above are just a handful of the millions of successful female entrepreneurs. They are in the level they are in now; due to the immense amount of hard work, determination, and sacrifice, they seeded into their businesses and their incredible will-power to succeed. These women have faced numerous odds of failure and now influence many millions of individuals worldwide. Let not go of your determination, ambition, and passion, and perhaps you too will end up as one of the most influential female entrepreneurs on this planet.