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Top 10 Self Made Female Billionaires for 2013

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Top 10 Self Made Female Billionaires for 2013

10. Giuliana Benetton


 has a net worth of $2 billion, and currently sits as on of the board of directors of both Edizione S.r.l. and Benetton Group. She is responsible for planning Benetton’s knitwear collections and coordinating product lines. Giuliana began the family business by knitting sweaters and her brother Luciano would sells them by bicycle

9. Lynda Resnick


Lynda Resnick has an estimated net worth of $2.2 billion. Lynda Resnick started working at the in house ad agency for Sunset House catalog. At 19 Resnick already founded an advertising agency, Lynda Limited. Lynda now owns through the holding company Roll Global, the POM Wonderful and FIJI Water brands, the Teleflora floral wire service company, large industrial citrus and nut farms, and other businesses.

8. Marion Ilitch

Marian Ilitch

Marian Bayoff Ilitch who has a net worth of $2.7 billion, she is an American businesswoman and is also the founder of Little Caesars Pizza. Ilitch expanded her interests to include restaurants, entertainment, sports and gambling. In 2005, Marian Ilitch took interest in the casino resort complex from various minor stakeholders and Mandalay Resort Group. The couple now owns the largest independently owned casino enterprises in the United States, Detroit’s MotorCity Casino.

7. Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey has a net worth of $2.7 billion. Oprah Winfrey is a business mogul who has created an unparalleled connection with people around the globe. She is one of the most respected and admired public figure. The Oprah Winfrey Show was one of the sources of wealth of Oprah Winfrey.

6. Doris Fisher


Doris Fisher has an estimated net worth of $2.8 billion. Doris F. Fisher is an American business mogul who is the co-founder of The Gap clothing stores with her husband, Donald Fisher.

5. Zhang Xin


Zhang Xin has a net worth of $3.6 billion. Her one source of wealth is from the real estate industry. She is a Chinese business magnate who currently sits as CEO of SOHO China, the largest commercial real estate developer in Beijing, and the chairwoman of Teach For China Board of Directors as of September 2012.

4. Diane Hendricks


Diane Hendricks has a net worth of 3.8 billion. Diane Hendricks owns the Hendricks Holding Company and she currently serves as s chairperson of ABC Supply Co., Inc. Her net worth of $3.8 billion makes her the richest woman in Wisconsin. She is a film producer and philanthropist and the widow of Ken Hendricks.

3. Chan Laiwa


Chan Laiwa has a net worth of $4.1 billion. Chan Laiwa left high school due to poverty and began her own furniture repair business in Hong Kong buying and re-selling furniture. In late 1980s, she moved back to Beijing to expand her real estate business and founded Fuwah International Group, one of Beijing’s largest commercial property developers. Her portfolio includes agriculture, tourism, electronics, hospitality and red sandalwood art production.

2. Wu Yajun


Wu Yajun has a net worth of $4.3 billion. Wu started building her network in the government and business world while working as journalist and editor at the China Shirong News Agency. She then launched her career in the real estate industry. Wu is the current Chairwoman of Longfor Properties which started in 1995.

1.Rosalia Mera


Rosalia Mera has a net worth of $6.1 billion. Mera is the world’s wealthiest self-made female entrepreneur, with a net worth of over $6 billion according to Forbes. Mera began designing gowns and lingerie in her home with her then-husband, Amancio Ortega Gaona which they parlayed into a multi-billion-dollar corporation, Inditex, and the Zara line of clothing stores. Despite her divorce from Ortega, Mera retains a 7% stake in the company.

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