Who really runs the world? There have been many women entrepreneurs who have inspired us since the beginning of time; icons who have changed our outlook; women who believe in acquiring new heights and transforming the world. This international women’s day let us celebrate some of the women entrepreneurs who have really inspired us.
5) ALICE WALTON
Alice Walton had to make it to the list. She is the richest woman on Earth with a net worth of $41.9B.
She is the heiress to Sam and Helen Walton’s fortune.
In his 1992 autobiography Made in America, Sam Walton remarked that Alice was “the most like me—a maverick—but even more volatile than I am.”
She has focused on curating art, rather than working for Walmart like her siblings, Rob and Jim.
Throughout her career, Beyoncé has embodied fierce femininity at its finest.worth $350 million
She has sold over 100 million records and has won 22 Grammy awards.
She is a fashion icon for young girls who try to be like her.
Using her superstar image, she consistently contributes to a wide range of philanthropies to bolster support to create a better world.
3) MICHELLE OBAMA
An entrepreneur is not the person who just makes money but also someone who helps others along the way.
The first African-American First Lady of the United States is one such example we can proudly refer to.
Before she was the First lady, she was a lawyer, a chef and most importantly a mother.
During Barack Obama’s time in office, she led several meaningful, most notably the “Let’s Move!” Campaign to fight childhood obesity.
She has also appeared in a video for the Global Citizens Festival advocating more attention to giving young girls an education.
2) JK ROWLING
How can we not include JK Rowling on this list?
She is a writer, producer and a screenwriter.
Her best works include the Harry Potter Series which we all unanimously love.
Her books are read by people of all ages and are still one of the best-sellers. Despite early setbacks, she bounced back and became one of the most successful women of all time.
1) OPRAH WINFREY
Probably the biggest name on this list is Oprah Winfrey. She battled poverty and racial discrimination early on.
Oprah is now the second richest celebrity with a net worth of $2.7B only next to Steven Spielberg.She uses TV to help us live our best lives, her book has created millions of readers, she is a benevolent philanthropist.
She has donated millions of dollars to various charities and organizations mainly the Angel Network.She is truly an embodiment of how can you turn your life around.