America’s Richest Self-Made Women Younger Than 40, According To Forbes

By Nancy Clanton The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) They are young, wealthy and ready to take on the world. Meet a few of the richest women on Forbes' "Self-Made" list.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Four of them are in their 20s. Three are singers; one is an athlete. One is already a billionaire.

Some started their own businesses, while others took over companies.

All 11 are on Forbes' list of the richest self-made women younger than 40.

Forbes defines the term "self-made" as anyone who did not inherit her fortune; the methodology is explained further here https://bit.ly/31fPSIs

New to the list is Serena Williams, who is the first athlete to make Forbes' list of richest self-made women under 40.

Williams, 37, is more than just a 23-time Grand Slam champion, however. She built her estimated $225 million fortune through her clothing line, S by Serena; her venture capital company, Serena Ventures; and stakes in the Miami Dolphins and mixed martial arts promotion company UFC.

"I want to be the brand instead of being the face," Williams told Forbes.

Also new to the list is singer and businesswoman Rihanna, 31.

About $570 million of her estimated $600 million fortune comes from her cosmetics brand, Fenty Beauty, and her partnership with LVMH. She is now the wealthiest female musician in the world, and she made history as the first black woman to run a major fashion house in Paris.

Here are the 11 richest self-made women younger than 40, in alphabetical order:

-Karissa Bodnar Net worth: $275 million Age: 29 Residence: Los Angeles Self-made score: 9

-Whitney Wolfe Herd Net worth: $290 million Age: 29 Residence: Austin, Texas Self-made score: 8

- Kylie Jenner Net worth: $1 billion Age: 21 Residence: Hidden Hills, California Self-made score: 7

-Huda Kattan Net worth: $610 million Age: 35 Residence: Dubai Self-made score: 9

-Beyonce Knowles Net worth: $400 million Age: 37 Residence: Los Angeles Self-made score: 8

-Katrina Lake Net worth: $380 million Age: 36 Residence: San Francisco Self-made score: 8

-Neha Narkhede Net worth: $360 million Age: 34 Residence: Palo Alto, California Self-made score: 8

-Rihanna Net worth: $600 million Age: 31 Residence: Los Angeles Self-made score: 10

-Taylor Swift Net worth: $360 million Age: 29 Residence: Nashville Self-made score: 8

-Kim Kardashian West Net worth: $360 million Age: 38 Residence: Hidden Hills, California Self-made score: 7

-Serena Williams Net worth: $225 million Age: 37 Residence: San Francisco Bay Area Self-made score: 9

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