the 5 Women Self-made Billionaires
Remember the post where we explain how much money is there on earth? Well, this post practically explains who owns a percentage of money on earth is. We rarely see many women billionaires, let alone the self-made ones. Most of the women billionaires out there usually inherit a huge fortune. However, there are a few women that have made their own billions, despite the wage gap that exists between men and women.
We will be taking a look at the top 5 self-made billionaires women, who have managed to create their fortune themselves, instead of inheriting it. Also, it’s probably worth mentioning that these 5 are also the best women billionaires out there, based on some specific characteristics that make them well deserving to be on the list.
#5 J.K. Rowling
Net Worth: $1 Billion
I doubt there are many who haven’t heard of J.K. Rowling. However, the world-renowned author was once an unemployed mother, and on the verge of having to find a day job. In fact, at the time her Harry Potter series went to printing, the publisher told Rowling that she might have to look for a day job soon. That must have been quite disappointing to hear for her, given the efforts she had put in just to be able to successfully get the books published.
What she knew at that time that her books were going to rule the world of fiction, or the children’s books category to be specific. The huge popularity of the books led to various movie producers approaching Rowling to give them the rights to make a movie series on them.
As a result, she also received huge sums as royalty besides the already huge fortune she made, thanks to the huge success of her books. Her current net worth seems to be somewhere around the $1 billion mark.