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America’s Top 10 Most Successful Businesswomen

Meet America’s 10 most successful businesswomen
Cover Image Source: Women who uplift together are the true examples of empowerment and success | Pexels | Photo by Olia Danilevich
Cover Image Source: Women who uplift together are the true examples of empowerment and success | Pexels | Photo by Olia Danilevich

Top 10 Successful Businesswomen of America

Businesswoman's are the future of the country. Here are 10 of the successful ones|Pexels|Photo by Alexander Suhorucov
Businesswomen are the future of the country | Pexels | Photo by Alexander Suhorucov

Nowadays, women are making a huge impact in the business world. Be it tech or fashion, they seem to have excelled in every industry. In 1905, it was Madam C.J. Walker who became the first female entrepreneur, and today the United States proudly boasts over 13 million women entrepreneurs, making a total revenue of more than $1 trillion. In this article, we'll celebrate ten such women who redefined business in America.

1. Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey speaks during the WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined) & Oprah's 2020 Vision: Your Life In Focus Tour at BB&T Center on January 04, 2020 in Sunrise, Florida.|Getty Images|Photo by Jason Koerner
Oprah Winfrey | Getty Images | Photo by Jason Koerner

Oprah Winfrey is popularly recognized for being a talk show host and television producer. Moreover, she is also America's most talked about and successful entrepreneur. She supported her fellow co-founders in launching Oxygen Media, a TV network for women. During that time, she also worked on her talk show called "The Oprah Winfrey Network," which is one of the most successful talk shows in the world. With a net worth of $2.9 billion, she consistently shares information about her weight loss program, encouraging individuals to prioritize their health, both mentally and physically. 

2. Janice Bryant Howroyd

Janice Bryant Howroyd arrives at the first annual BET Honors awards gala at the Warner Theater on January 12, 2008 in Washington, DC.|Getty Images|Photo by Paul Morigi
Janice Bryant Howroyd | Getty Images | Photo by Paul Morigi

The founder and CEO of ActOne Group, Janice Bryant Howroyd is not just an entrepreneur. She is a passionate educator and mentor as well. She shares her business tips through workshops and books. She started her Los Angeles-based company with just $1500, out of which $900 was given as a loan from her mother. Today, she has a portfolio of more than 17,000 happy clients from around 19 countries. Her company makes a revenue of more than $1 billion annually. 

3. Elaine Wynn

: Elaine Wynn attends the 9th Annual Breakthrough Prize Ceremony at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on April 15, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.|Getty Images|Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin
Elaine Wynn | Getty Images | Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

Elaine Wynn is listed in the #16th position in the America's Self-Made Women List 2023 by Forbes. She founded the Mirage Resorts and Wynn Resorts with her ex-husband Steve Wynn. Having a degree in Political Science from George Washington University, she serves as one of the trustees of the Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation. In 2011, she was on the Trustees Board of the Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts. Currently, she's the co-chairperson of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). From coming from a middle-class family to becoming a millionaire, her life is nothing short of remarkable.

4. Lynda Resnick

Lynda Resnick attends JNSQ Rose Cru debuts alongside Rodarte FW/19 Runway Show at Huntington Library on February 5, 2019 in Pasadena, California.|Getty Images|Photo by Stefanie Keenan
Lynda Resnick | Getty Images | Photo by Stefanie Keenan

Lynda Resnick is an American billionaire who owns an empire of wines, dry fruits, and bottled water with her husband Stewart Resnick. Known for her philanthropic activities, she pledged to donate $750 million to the California Institute of Technology for environmental sustainability. She had an entrepreneurial mindset since she was a teenager and went on to start her advertising agency at just nineteen. Currently, she runs multiple successful businesses under The Wonderful Company as the holding company and has a net worth of $5.6 billion.

5. Tory Burch

Tory Burch attends the WSJ. Magazine 2022 Innovator Awards at Museum of Modern Art on November 02, 2022 in New York City.|Getty Images|Photo by Dia Dipasupil
Tory Burch | Getty Images | Photo by Dia Dipasupil

The American fashion designer turned businesswoman Tory Burch is the CEO of her fashion and clothing label Tory Burch LLC. With over 350 stores globally, her business makes $1.5 billion yearly in sales. Additionally, Burch is dedicated to empowering women through her Tory Burch Foundation. Here, she provides valuable advice and insider tips to aspiring young female entrepreneurs.

6. Johnelle Hunt

Johnelle Hunt, co-founder of JB Hunt Trucking, calls the Hogs before a game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Mississippi Rebels at Razorback Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Razorbacks defeated the Rebels 34-30.|Getty Images|Photo by Wesley Hitt
Johnelle Hunt | Getty Images | Photo by Wesley Hitt

Johnelle Hunt is the co-founder of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, a logistics and transportation company with a network of 12,000+ trucks that offers services in the USA, Canada, and Mexico. The company was started in partnership with her husband Johnnie Byran Hunt. She is currently aged 92 and has a net worth of $4.7 billion, making her the 615th richest person in the world. J.B. Hunt Transport Services has a revenue of $12.2 billion, making it a leader in the US transportation industry.

7. Arianna Huffington

 Arianna Huffington attends The Inaugural Rare Impact Fund Benefit Supporting Youth Mental Health Hosted by Selena Gomez at Nya Studios on October 04, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.|Getty Images|Photo by Kevin Winter
Arianna Huffington | Getty Images | Photo by Kevin Winter

Arianna Huffington, the co-founder of the famous The Huffington Post, is recognized as having a net worth of $100 million. She has even made it to Time Magazine's list of the world’s top 100 most influential people. She started her career as an author in the early 1970s, eventually founding The Huffington Post. In 2011, AOL acquired the company for $315 million and made her the president of The Huffington Post Media Group. Recently she stepped down from the position and started a company called Thrive Global, which aims to provide scientific solutions to beat stress.

8. Sara Blakley

 Spanx Founder Sara Blakely speaks onstage for during day 3 of Fast Company Innovation Festival at 92nd Street Y on October 25, 2018 in New York City.|Getty Images|Photo by Bennett Raglin
Spanx Founder Sara Blakely | Getty Images | Photo by Bennett Raglin

Sara Blakeley, wife of Marquis Jet co-founder, Jesse Itzler has her fashion label called Spanx. Starting with an investment of just $5,000 from her savings, her products are sold in over 50 countries today. Loved by personalities like Oprah Winfrey, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jessica Alba, Spanx makes underwear for both men and women. The company focuses on making undergarments that help people look slimmer, making them feel confident in their skin. Moreover, Blakeley joined hands with GlobalGiving and started the Red Backpack Fund to help women entrepreneurs during the challenging times of COVID-19.

9. Gail Miller

Utah Jazz owner Gail Miller speaks to a crowd before a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Vivint Smart Home Arena on March 14, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.|Getty Images|Photo by Alex Goodlett
Gail Miller | Getty Images | Photo by Alex Goodlett

Gail Miller is the chairwoman of Larry H. Miller Company. Post her husband’s death in 2009, she took charge of the business and ventured into healthcare and real estate. With a net worth of $3.9 billion, she became the richest woman in the state of Utah. Furthermore, in 2018, she wrote the book “Courage To Be You: Inspiring Lessons From An Unexpected Journey." She is a dedicated philanthropist and has donated to causes such as mental health, homelessness, and healthcare.

10. Meg Whitman

Ambassador Meg Whitman speaks onstage during the U.S. Kenya Business Roadshow on September 15, 2023 in San Francisco, California.|Getty Images|Photo by Kimberly White
Meg Whitman | Getty Images | Photo by Kimberly White

Meg Whitman, the famous entrepreneur was ranked eleven in Forbes list of America's Self-Made Women 2023. She started her career in entrepreneurship as a brand manager at Procter & Gamble. Her career upsurged when she took eBay's business from $5.7 million to $8 billion in sales before leaving the company in 2008. From 2011 to 2015, she worked as the CEO at Hewlett-Packard, one of the most renowned companies. She also tried her hands at running a short video platform called Quibi but failed. Currently, she serves as the United States ambassador to Kenya, a role she was assigned in July 2022.