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Beyonce and Oprah Winfrey make Forbes’ America’s richest self-made women


Oprah and Beyonce have made it to the third Forbes America’s richest self-made women list.

The list is made up of American women who started with nothing but have now moved on to become super rich.

Oprah is in third place with an estimated net worth of $2.9 billion. Beyonce is 46 with an estimated net worth of $350 million. She’s been on the list since it started three years ago.

Forbes calculated the net worths of these people by valuing “individuals’ assets, including the value of stakes in public and private companies. For entertainers without business holdings of note, we based our estimates on net lifetime earnings.”

Singer Madonna is the second highest-ranked entertainer on the list with a net worth of $500 million. The list is topped by the founder of Little Ceasers, Marian Ilitch.

1. Marian Ilitch, 84, co-founder of Little Caesars ($5.1B)

2. Diane Hendricks, 70, roofing ($4.9B)

3. Judy Love, 79, retail and gas stations ($2.9B)

3. Oprah Winfrey, 63, television shows ($2.9B)

5. Doris Fisher, 85, Gap clothing ($2.7B)

6. Judy Faulkner, 73, Health IT ($2.5B)

6. Meg Whitman, 60, eBay ($2.5B)

8. Johnelle Hunt, 85, trucking ($2.4B)

9. Elaine Wynn, 75, casinos and hotels ($2.1B)

10. Lynda Resnick, 74, agriculture ($2B)

11. Peggy Cherng, 69, fast food ($1.8B)

12. Thai Lee, 58, IT provider ($1.6B)

12. Sheryl Sandberg, 47, Facebook ($1.6B)

14. Jin Sook Chang, 54, fashion retail ($1.5B)

15. Gail Miller,  73, car dealerships and Utah Jazz basketball team ($1.2B)

16. Sara Blakeley, 46, Spanx ($1.1B)

16. Eren Ozmen, 58, aerospace ($1.1B)

18. Carolyn Rafaelian, 50, jewelry ($1B)

19. Alice Schwartz, 90, biotech ($950M)

20. Christel DeHaan, 74, time shares ($900M)

21. Jayshree Ullal, 56, technology ($840M)

22. Nancy Zimmerman, 53, hedge funds ($800M)

23. Weili Dal, 55, semiconductors ($770M)

24. Sheila Johnson, 68, Black Entertainment Television ($750M)

24. Neerja Sethi, 62, IT consulting and outsourcing ($750M)