Blog Archives

Meet the Female Forbes Billionaires Who Made It On Their Own

Filed under: , ,

Meg Whitman
By

The Forbes magazine annual list of the world’s billionaires has always been scant of women, but 35 more women did join this year’s record-length list of 1,426 global über-rich. They now number 138, or 9.7 percent of the total. Last year, they represented 8.5 percent of the list of 1,226 billionaires.

The world’s richest women continue to be heiresses or inheritors of wealth, but every year there appear women who acquired their fortunes largely on their own.

Sponsored Links

The women in the top 40 are regulars to the list. They include Liliane Bettencourt of the L’Oreal clan, two Waltons — relatives of Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) founder Sam Walton — the widow Iris Fontbona of the Chilean copper mining giant Antofagasta, Australian mining magnate Georgina Rinehart and Jacqueline Mars of the candy giant Mars, Inc.; the latter two inherited their fortunes and responsibilities when their fathers passed away.

But three women joined the club this year without the help of a family empire or a massive inheritance. These three entrepreneurs join a small sub-set inside Forbes annual list of self-made women.

Take a look at the Forbes list of self-made women billionaires:

%Gallery-180603%

Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

More from IBTimes

 

Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Posted in Executive Prospectus, Financial Prospectus Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Makers: Xerox CEO Ursula Burns Tells Her Story

Filed under: , ,


When Ursula Burns started as an intern at Xerox more than 30 years ago, she had no idea that she would someday end up running the company. “I just chose to work,” she says…

The Makers: Xerox CEO Ursula Burns Tells Her Story originally appeared on DailyFinance.com on 2013-02-25T05:00:00Z.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

Posted in Executive Prospectus, Financial Prospectus Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Presidents Day Pop Quiz: Funny Money Facts About the Men in the Oval Office

Filed under: U.S. Government, World Leaders, People, PlanningEven when it comes to U.S. presidents whose faces aren’t on bills and coins, discussions about America’s commanders in chief frequently come back down to money. Whether the question is campai…

Posted in Executive Prospectus, Financial Prospectus Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Jim Cramer of CNBC’s ‘Mad Money’ Used to Live Out of His Car

Filed under: Market News, PeopleBy MANDI WOODRUFF

‘Rags to riches’ tales are a dime a dozen in America, but we were genuinely surprised when Jim Cramer opened up about his brush with homelessness Tuesday.

The former hedge fund manager and controversi…

Posted in Executive Prospectus, Financial Prospectus Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Market Minute: Time Warner in Talks With Meredith Corp On Magazines

Filed under: Market News, Mergers & Acquisitions, Publishing

By Peter Lauria

Feb 13 (Reuters) – Time Warner Inc (TWX) is in talks to sell the majority of its Time Inc magazine division to Meredith Corp (MDP), according to a source familiar with …

Posted in Executive Prospectus, Financial Prospectus Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,