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8 Successful Female Entrepreneurs Across The World

| Published on July 26, 2022

According to Women Entrepreneurs Statistics, there are around 252 million women entrepreneurs globally. And another 153 million women operate well-established businesses. With more and more women coming forth, operating businesses across diverse sectors, their stories are nothing short of inspirational, those about doing fantastic business, breaking barriers, and shattering glass ceilings.

Here is an inspiring list of some of the world’s most successful female entrepreneurs.

1. Arianna Huffington

8 Successful Female Entrepreneurs Across The World

The founder of The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington’s net worth amounts to $100 million. This is even after selling the company to AOL for $315 million.

The Greek-American author and syndicated columnist, who is also a politician is often referred to as one of the most powerful women in the world. She has a number of best-selling books to her credit.

2. Huda Kattan

8 Successful Female Entrepreneurs Across The World

Ranked as one of America’s richest self-made women, Huda Kattan’s net worth is around $560million. An entrepreneur, makeup artist, and beauty blogger, Huda Beauty sells over 140 products from eyeshadows to lip products, getting in about $200 million in annual sales.

3. JK Rowling

8 Successful Female Entrepreneurs Across The World

Author of the famed ‘Harry Potter’ series, Joanne Kathleen Rowling is a British author and philanthropist. Her books have been translated into more than 80 languages and have sold more than 500 million copies.

She was named the world’s highest-paid author by Forbes in 2008, 2017, and 2019.

4. Sara Blakely

8 Successful Female Entrepreneurs Across The World

Sara Blakely is the founder of Spanx, a shapewear company that sells undergarments, leggings, swimwear, and maternity wear in over 50 countries.

Two decades ago, Sara started the company with $5,000 from her own savings. And today the brand is valued at $1.2 billion. Her net worth amounts to 100 crores USD.

She is also a minority stakeholder in Atlanta Hawks, a professional basketball team in America.

5. Cher Wang

8 Successful Female Entrepreneurs Across The World

63-year-old Cher Wang is the co-founder of HTC, a Taiwanese consumer electronics company. She is credited with being one of the most powerful women in computer technology in the world.

6. Oprah Winfrey

8 Successful Female Entrepreneurs Across The World

Oprah Winfrey is best known for her show-The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was one of the highest-rated television programs that ran for 25 years.

She has often been ranked as one of the most influential women in history. She has been a recipient of numerous awards and recognitions and her net worth is around 250 crores USD.

7. Gina Rinehart

8 Successful Female Entrepreneurs Across The World

Australian mining mogul and successor Gina Rinehart is Australia’s richest person. She is credited with taking a debt-ridden Hancock Prospecting Group to its peak of success, producing 30 million iron ore per year. Often addressed as the Iron Lady of Australia, she has a few coal projects in Galilee Basin too.

8. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

8 Successful Female Entrepreneurs Across The World

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is the founder of Biocon, Asia’s leading bio-pharmaceuticals enterprise. She is often credited with being India’s first female entrepreneur.

Biocon progressed from an industrial enzymes company to a biopharmaceutical enterprise, which is aiming to reduce therapy costs for chronic conditions like diabetes, cancer, and autoimmune diseases.

She has been recognized with the Padma Shri (1989) & the Padma Bhushan (2005), two of India’s prestigious civilian honors.




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