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7 out of the top 50 America’s richest self-made women made their fortunes in the fashion

7 out of the top 50 America’s richest self-made women made their fortunes in the fashion

Interestingly, a remarkable 7 out of the top 50 wealthiest self-made women in America made their fortunes in the fashion and apparel industry.

For the first time Forbes magazine released a list of 50 richest self-made women in the United States, and featured on the list is an impressive number of fashion’s best-known female entrepreneurs.

Topping the list – coming in at number three on the list is Gap co-founder Doris Fisher, who is worth $3.1 billion, followed by Forever 21 co-founder Jin Sook Chang, who is worth about the same amount.

Spanx founder Sara Blakely and  Tory Burch each clocked in at $1 billion, tying them at 17th on the list.

Meanwhile, Donna Karan and Von Furstenberg tied at 31st with a not-too-shabby $450 million each.

Vera Wang’s $400 million net worth puts her at #34 on the list.

To land on the list, each woman’s net worth had to be higher than $240 million.

These women are sitting on fortunes they amassed on their own, which is definitely giving us some girl-power feelings.

Meet fashion’s richest self-made Women — the designers, retailers and inventors who have changed the way we dress:

1. Doris Fisher
Net worth: $3.1 billion, #3

Doris Fisher cofounded The Gap, a name she coined as shorthand for ‘generation gap,’ with her husband Donald in 1969.

Jin Sook Chang of Forever 21

2. Jin Sook Chang
Net worth: $3.05 billion, #4

Jin Sook Chang cofounded Forever 21, the retail giant, in Los Angeles in 1984.

3. Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx, Inc.
Net worth: $1 billion, #17 (tied)

4. Tory Burch
Net worth: $1 billion, #17 (tied)

5. Donna Karan
Net worth: $450 million, #31 (tied)

6. Diane von Furstenberg
Net worth: $450 million, #31 (tied)

7. Vera Wang
Net worth: $400 million, $34

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