November 10, 2016
Methodology: Members of the 2016 list needed a minimum of $250 million in net worth to make the cut. To compile net worths, Forbes valued private companies by speaking with an array of outside experts and conservatively comparing the companies with public competitors. In cases in which women started businesses with, and still share with, their husbands, Forbes assigned them half of that combined wealth. Forbes calculated the stakes in public companies using stock prices from May 13, 2016. For entertainers, they based estimates on net lifetime earnings. Real estate, art and other assets were also factored in where applicable. To be eligible for this list, women had to have substantially made their own fortunes and be U.S. citizens or longtime residents. Forbes attempted to vet these numbers with all list entrants. The Top 10 Richest Self-Made Women are: Read more... http://www3.forbes.com//business/forbes-2016-list-of-americas-richest-self-made-women/?utm_source=PErecirc&utm_medium=referral
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