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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


Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.