Posted On: Mar 06, 2018
Posted By: John Duff

They are not just getting higher posts in organizations; they are building the organizations. Today, women are ruling the business world. The US is one huge place where many women entrepreneurs have started businesses and are thriving like never before. Have a look at the 10 most successful women entrepreneurs in the US:

Women who run the world

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“Give us a world where half our homes are run by men, and half our institutions are run by women. I’m pretty sure that would be a better world.” ~ Sheryl Sandberg (COO – Facebook)

It’s not the way it was twenty years ago. Now, women-owned businesses in the US have doubled, in fact more than doubled.

There are over 11.6 million businesses owned by women

  • These women-owned businesses create 9 million jobs
  • Generate more than $1.7 trillion in revenue
  1. Julia Hartz
  • Co-founder and CEO of the online ticketing startup Eventbrite (2006)
  • Raised $200 million in funding
  • Generated $8 billion in gross ticket sales
  1. Marian Ilitch
  • Cofounded Little Caesars Pizza in 1959
  • Vice Chairman – Ilitch Holdings
  • Net worth: $5.1 B
  1. Oprah Winfrey
  • Chairperson and CEO – Harpo Inc.
  • First black woman to own and run a television network: Oprah Winfrey Network
  • Net Worth: $2.9 billion
  1. Diane Hendricks
  • Co-founder and Chairman – ABC Supply
  • The company covers 700 locations and generates $7.2 billion in sales
  • Net Worth: $5.6 billion
  1. Lynn Jurich
  • Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Sunrun
  • Sunrun has over 79,000 customers
  • Received Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010
  1. Judy Faulkner
  • Founder and CEO – Epic Systems
  • The most powerful woman in healthcare by Forbes
  • Net Worth: Over $2.5 billion
  1. Limor Fried
  • Founder of the DIY tech empire – Adafruit Industries (2005)
  • Became the first female engineer featured on the cover of WIRED magazine
  • Ranked #1 manufacturing company in New York City by Inc.
  1. Lynda Resnick
  • Co-owner of The Wonderful Company
  • Controls the brands – POM Wonderful, FIJI Water, Wonderful Citrus, Wonderful Orchards
  • Net Worth: $2 billion
  1. Elaine Wynn
  • Co-founder – Mirage Resorts and Wynn Resorts
  • President of the Nevada State Board of Education
  • Net Worth: $2.1 billion
  1. Sara Blakely
  • Founder of Spanx
  • Ranked as the 93rd most powerful woman in the world (Forbes)
  • Net Worth: $1.1 billion

Be it technology or finance, fashion or manufacturing; women entrepreneurs in the US are setting new examples of leadership, success, and women-power not just for the US but the whole world.