It is not only men who prove to be successful in today’s society but also women which manage to get through the stereotypes of the world and prove everyone wrong. They have managed to fight with life and obtain the best out of it, and not only are they now some of the richest people alive due to their intelligence and skill, but also beautiful enough to look good and be appreciated by millions worldwide throughout movies and live TV interviews.
Their journey wasn’t easy and many have started from a very young age to build the career they have today, from film-making to acting, they have truly become one of the most powerful and influential women of our decade. Some have even made billions of dollars through various investments towards their once small business.
This is simply just an example of few of the many women which have managed to succeed in life and look good while doing it, and what’s sexier than a woman who got her life in place? Some of the women found on the list are also very famous celebrities, with millions of fans from all over the world following them on social media and admiring the efforts. To become successful is truly an honour, as not many are able to get there even if they wanted to. These women are to be applauded for their tremendous efforts and the significant work they have put into keeping their mind, body, and wallet, above everything else.
15. Amal Clooney
Amal Clooney has managed to carve her way up into the world of law and order and has succeeded in becoming one of the most famous lawyers in the world. One of her most famous cases is Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks scandal and the entire internet went crazy about. On top of that, she was a representative of Ukraine’s prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko.
Her beauty caught the eyes of the famous American actor George Clooney which, without a doubt, was attracted by her impressive set of skills and beauty. Born in Lebanon, she had quite the exquisite life, but that is not what she was searching for. Years later she entered the New York University School of Law from where she was handed the “J. Katz Memorial” award for her superior excellence in entertainment law, which she worked so hard for, all of this work compensated by the huge amounts of money she has gained over the course of many years of activity.
14. Oprah Winfrey
How could we forget about our favourite TV host, Oprah Winfrey? The famous star was able to make herself heard through many different methods, one of which being her award-winning show “Oprah”, in which she talks about various different subjects which helped her make a name for herself. The show proved to be extremely successful as millions of people all over the world were eager to tune in to her channel to see what’s today’s topic.
The show has managed to generate billions and placed her on Forbes’ billionaire list, ranking her 38th on the list of “The World’s 50 Most Influential Figures 2010.” Oprah is not only rich and successful but also smart. She has, on her own, managed to build an audience and create a steadily increasing exposure spreading throughout TVs all over America, this bringing her fame and a shocking net worth of over $3 billion.
13. Beyoncé Knowles
Yup, we’re talking about the Beyoncé you all know and love, the person who never fails to shock the internet through her controversial and unexpected actions. Recently being praised by fans all over the world on social media due to the release of many different pregnancy photos everyone became so excited about as few were expecting her to have another kid, especially after staying on the low for a while, but she is back.
The famous singer, and actress, has managed to generate revenue of over $250 million dollars from various different sources such as blockbuster albums and movies which everyone rushed to buy in order to support their favourite celebrity. The 35-year-old has not only managed to succeed in life but also be acclaimed as one of the “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” by People, as well as the “Hottest Female Singer of All Time” by Complex, so she sure has achieved the life most of us dream about and she doesn’t fail at showing it.
12. Nicole Kidman
Australian actress Nicole Kidman, winner of the “Oscar” award for “Best Actress” in the movie “The Hours”, and of the “Golden Globe” award for best drama actress, has earned quite a reputation throughout her career, which brought her the attention of the dazzling lights of Hollywood and a net worth of $150 million.
Born in Hawaii, she has also earned her parents’ Australian citizenship along with her prior American one, thus having a dual citizenship. Kidman is the founder of the production company “Blossom Films”, which has helped create movies such as “The Family Fang”, starring Jason Bateman, along with many others. Her collaborations with different singers have also brought her into the world of music, from celebrities such as Ewan McGregor and Robbie Williams, her name was sure to top the charts and was ranked 27th on “U.K Singles Chart”.
Previously married to famous actor Tom Cruise, she has an adopted son and a daughter, which she is now taking care of along country singer Keith Urban, with which she had two other biological daughters, quite a large family, isn’t it?
Madonna, or better known as the “Queen of Pop Music,” has over the course of her lifetime, won 7 Grammy awards and 2 Golden Globe awards, proving that she truly is a talented woman. Born in Bay City, Michigan in 1958 she has grown a passion for singing and dancing, to which her father did not agree with. Since then, she has rapidly grown in fame, launching albums after albums which have been sold more than 70 million times internationally and thus topping all the charts at the time.
It was not only her singing which brought her fame and money but also her controversial photo-shoots she occasionally did for different famous magazines including Interview and Playboy. This shocked everyone and brought her significant attention from fans, as well as critics. In 2008 she was named the world’s wealthiest female musician by “Forbes” magazine, with a net worth of over $550 million.
10. Celine Dion
The 48-year-old singer and businesswoman has had quite the journey throughout her life. From record-breaking performances to exquisite meetings with famous singers and actors such as Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, she is the queen of Canada.
She excelled during her astonishing performances on some of the most famous stages in the world and also in her professional career. She owns her own website and was awarded two honorary titles, “Officer of the Order of Canada for Outstanding Contribution to the World of Contemporary Music” and “Officer of the National Order of Quebec.” This gives us an idea of her importance in the music industry, as she sure contributed towards paving the road for various different singers such as Britney Spears and Rihanna. “Celine was a pioneer without question,” said Kurt Melien, vice president of Caesar’s Palace.
Kesha Rose Sebert, or by her stage nickname “Ke$ha”, is an American singer and songwriter which has collaborated with well-known singer Flo Rida in the single “Right Round”, ranked 1st in “Billboard Hot 100”. Her first album, “Animal”, was launched in 2010 and since then has sold over 4 million copies worldwide, but this was far from success. Her best-selling song, “Tik Tok” has sold over 14 million copies, making the song one of the best-selling singles in history.
Born in the second biggest city in America, Los Angeles, she lived a decent childhood along with her mother and older brother which always looked out after her. Kesha Sebert has never met her father, though speculations didn’t fail to appear from various different sources which claimed to be her real father, but they were never confirmed. Now aged 29 and with a bright future ahead of her she sure doesn’t have much to worry about anymore.
8. Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen Lee DeGeneres, a TV show host following the steps of the great Oprah has created one of the most popular shows in history — “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, dating back to 2003. It wasn’t an easy road for her, first working as a stand-up comedian which was to be soon named “Showtime’s Funniest Person in America”, then as a voice actor in the famous movie Finding Nemo. During her live appearance on the Oprah show, she came out as a lesbian, not long before starting her own TV show which was soon to be one of her biggest achievements. The show was slowly rising in the Nielsen ratings, gaining widespread critical praise as it gradually started airing in homes all over the world.
Nominated for 11 Daytime Emmy awards in its first season of production and winning 4 of them, it was no doubt that it became a very successful show, combining Ellen’s comedic skills with her friendly approach towards her broad audience was the recipe to success. Aged 59, she still manages to look good on TV, and her show will live on for the years to come.
7. Jessica Simpson
Jessica Ann Simpson was born on the 10th of July 1980 in Texas and is a famous American singer which became known in the late 90s through her song “I Wanna Love You Forever”. In 2003 she had launched her biggest hit, “In This Skin”, which was to be her most successful song with over 7 million sales globally. Her father, Joe Simpson was a minister and psychologist, and her mother, Tina Simpson, is an entrepreneur with a net worth of $20 million.
Jessica Simpson has first started singing at a local church and since then tried various different ways to promote herself, one of which being “The Mickey Mouse Club” from which she got rejected. Four years later she was discovered by director Tommy Mottola, which has agreed to promote one of her private recordings as he saw potential in them. It wasn’t long until her career exploded.
6. Jessica Alba
Did you know that Jessica Marie Alba is also a businesswoman? That’s right. On top of her remarkable acting and modelling skills, she has also entered the world of money through the launch of The Honest Company, which is a collection of toxin-free household goods, now estimated at over $1 billion. Not only did she manage to launch her own business but she has also written a book in which she talks about her experiences and reasoning behind the creation of her company, that being in order to protect her family from the dangers of the falsely advertised products which were slowly killing her family without her even knowing, which motivated her to make a clean, “honest”, company.
On the other side of things, the celebrity businesswoman has been ranked 1st in Maxim’s Hot 100 list due to her unique beauty we can all appreciate. She has participated in various different charities all around the world and all those before the age of 40.
5. Sara Blakely
A truly self-made entrepreneur, Sara Blakely, sole founder of Spanx, an American company founded in Georgia which sells pants and leggings, has earned quite the reputation for herself. The rapidly growing company had such a sudden increase in sales due to the fact that teens and people all over the world have discovered the comfort these leggings were offering them, while also making the wearer look as stylish as their favourite celebrities which have also adopted this ongoing trend.
Her idea to open the company was revolutionary, and the giant revenue which was to come is shocking, thus bringing her on Forbes’ billionaire list. The private company has not yet revealed financial information but it is clear that it’s not going anywhere but up. Blakely is also a minority owner of Atlanta Hawks and up to date, her fortune keeps steadily increasing. She is currently married to a successful entrepreneur and co-founder of one of the largest jet card company in the world, Marquis Jet.
4. Kim Kardashian
The world’s most famous internet sensation, Kim Kardashian, is one of the four main Kardashian sisters which has earned a living from being herself. Starting off as a television personality she didn’t fail to get the attention of the talented, yet controversial singer Kanye West, their relationship sure shocking fans all over the world.
Kim Kardashian soon became a model and a very influential person due to her huge fan-base which is encouraged by her sometimes shocking actions. Described as a “pop culture phenomenon” by “Vogue” and praised by the “Time” magazine, it is clear that behind the pretty looks of the attractive star there is an entrepreneur with a multi-million dollar business on her name, using fame to her advantage and taking every opportunity she gets. Some of her few businesses include “D-A-S-H” and “ShoeDazzle”. Kim Kardashian is also the founder of the television production company “Kimsaprincess Productions LLC”.
3. Michelle Obama
Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama was born on January 17th, 1964 and is the first African-American First Lady of the United States of America. Married to one of the most powerful men in the world, Barack Obama, she has played an important role throughout her 8 years of service, but that is not all.
Michelle Obama has graduated from Harvard Law School and Princeton University and currently working as a lawyer. She was the vice president of external affairs at the University of Chicago Medical Center and has met her husband at a law firm in Chicago. The salary she received back in the day was impressive, $273,618 working at the University of Chicago Hospitals, far more than Barack Obama used to earn at the time. She has been praised for her well-developed structure, which is worthy of being the wife of such a powerful leader.
2. Laurene Powell Jobs
Widow of Steve Jobs and Disney shareholder Laurene Jobs was born on November 6, 1963, in New Jersey and has graduated Stanford University with a degree in Economics and Business. She currently owns 38.5 million shares of Apple, and an astonishing 7.3% stake from Disney due to Steve Jobs’ purchase of animation studio Pixar.
Laurene Jobs does a great job at keeping the money coming as well as investing some them towards various charitable causes. She is currently directing the NewSchools Venture Fund, the Conservation International, the College Track, and Stanford University. She’s also a chairman for the Council on Foreign Relations, all those facts contributing to her 29th most powerful woman in the world ranking given by business magazine Forbes.
She has also allocated $50 million towards XQ, a project meant to reimagine the way high-schools are seen by students throughout America, giving them the much-needed push towards the innovation of outdated school systems which still govern today.
1. Emma Watson
The celebrity loved by everyone, Emma Watson, was born in Paris and raised in Oxfordshire where she attended the Stagecoach Theatre Arts, before her professional career started to take shape.
Her role in Harry Potter played an important part towards launching her in the acting industry, bringing her worldwide fame and an extra $10 million to her bank account. From then she has starred in many other movies and shows, all these while trying to focus on her education, as she was still a university student at the time. Emma Watson has also been a fashion consultant for People Tree and has a bachelor’s degree in English literature.
She started a modelling career back in 2005 due to her widely-known Teen Vogue photo shoot, which contributed to her being hired a few years later to pose for fashion magazine Burberry, making fans all over the world fall in the love with the beautiful actress. Watson is also a woman’s rights activist with an overall revenue of $70 million.