The role of women is very significant in our lives. Since the beginning women have been suppressed by the patriarchy yet these 7 women in our list paved their way and faced all the obstacles to be called as one of the self-made richest women in America.

The list includes names of the women who persisted in the face of adversity, challenged the patriarchal society, and made fortunes from the careers that the men thought weren’t made for women.

Without further ado, let’s have a look at the list of these ten wonder women.

Diane Hendricks

Diane has a net worth of a whopping $7 billion and her main source of income is through an ABC Supply company that distributes wholesale roofing materials. According to Forbes, her score is 9, which means that she did not inherit all of this wealth, but made a fortune herself.

Meg Whitman

Meg ranks as the second self-made richest woman in the US with a net worth of $3.8 billion. Her main source of income is her association in the leadership roles of top companies such as eBay and Hewlett Packard as the CEO. She invests whatever she earns to multiply her wealth.

Marian Ilitch

Ilitch made her fortune initially via Caesar’s Pizza, later on, she went on to own Detroit Red Wings- a hockey team and Detroit’s MotorCity Hotel and Casino. Today she has a net worth of $3.7 billion. Moreover, she also got a score of 9 from Forbes.

Judy Faulkner

A small start-up from the basement led to a successful life. Judy created a medical software in 1979 and today more than 250 million patients have their medical records on it.  Her net worth is $3.6 billion. Moreover, she also pledges to donate the majority of her fortune to charity.

Thai Lee

An IT professional, Thai Lee is the President and CEO of SHI International. She has made a fortune of $3 billion. Moreover, at the age of 63 – she’s still setting new examples for others to follow.

Judy Love

Judy Love founded Love’s Gas station with her husband, and today they own gas stations in 41 states of the US. Moreover, they also have established an entrepreneurial Center at Oklahoma City University and a Cancer Institute at Anthony Hospital. Her net worth is 2.9 billion to date.

Oprah Winfrey

One of the globally recognizable names, Oprah Winfrey also made into the list of Self-made billionaire women with a net worth of $2.6 billion. Her source of income is through television and media, and her nationally syndicated Oprah Winfrey show. Apart from that, she has a score of 10 y Forbes, which means she belonged to the working-class and paved her way to becoming one of the richest women of the world.