Men have been leading all industries of trading throughout history, dominating the world of business. But with the rise of influential women like Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey came the launch of a whole new era for businesswomen across the globe. Today, women are establishing their businesses as household names in a variety of industries, including publishing, technology, fashion, broadcasting and beauty. Let's have a look at our top 5 influential women, namely:
1. Huda Kattan
Company: Huda Beauty
Net worth: $610 million (£460 million)
Huda Kattan started her beauty empire after she quit her finance gig in Dubai. Struggling to find great quality false eyelashes as a freelance makeup artist, the beauty mogul decided to start making her own synthetic and faux minx eyelashes. After becoming the new ‘it’ product for Kim Kardashian, Huda Beauty lashes sold out within the first day, making makeup queen Kattan a person to look out for. Since then, her beauty empire has expanded to skincare with the launch of her new range Wishful, promoting natural, glowing skin.
2. Tory Burch
Company: Tory Burch
Net worth: $850 million (£640 million)
After gaining work experience in some of the biggest fashion houses in the world, including Polo Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang and Loewe, Tory Burch decided to spread out her wings and build her own label. In 2004, she launched her very own fashion brand, which has become a huge success with unique and on-trend designs. With her rise to fame, Burch wanted to get involved in philanthropy and founded the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which supports women with cancer and provides awareness to young women about the disease.
3. Vera Wang
Company: Vera Wang
Net worth: $460 million (£350 million) Vera Wang was a late bloomer, compared to the rest of the ladies on this list. It wasn’t until she designed her own wedding dress at the age of 40 that she decided to start her own fashion label. Luckily, Wang had all the right contacts, having worked at Vogue magazine, to make her brand a success. She has since expanded her company and now designs everything from jewellery to homeware and kitchenware, as well as clothes, shoes and accessories.
Company: Fenty Beauty, Fenty Skin and Savage x Fenty
Net worth: $600 million (£450 million)
Beauty connoisseur Robyn Fenty, also known as Rihanna, may have started her career on stage but has become an entrepreneurial idol. Since releasing her 40-shade inclusive line of foundations, she has become a household name in the beauty industry. She also owns Fenty x Savage and Fenty House with LVMH, being the only artist to come under the house responsible for other high-end brands like Givenchy and Dior. Her most recent expansion of the Fenty brand includes a skincare range suitable for all skin types.
05. Kylie Jenner
Company: Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin
Net worth: $1 billion (£750 million)
At the young age of 21, Kylie Jenner became the world’s youngest ever female entrepreneur, which, naturally, caused an uproar due to her celebrity background. All arguments aside, however, Jenner has proved to be an extremely successful entrepreneur with her ever-growing beauty brands: Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin. According to Entrepreneur, her business has grown at a faster rate than any other beauty brand before her, proving that she has an effective business strategy.
There we have it, one of our best top five women in the world.
WOW! Really impressive and mind blowing. But as a woman in today's era, I'm personally concerned as how such success can be balanced with a healthy personal lifestyle. Yes having a million dollar's worth of a company would put one at ease financially but I worry if one would have a real relationship with anybody within one's life. To be logical, building such an empire would require time. Not your normal 9-5, but time that would ensure that targets are met. Personal, or may I call it "quality time", would be almost impossible to spend with loved ones. Which affects the health of primary relationships such as husband and wife, mother and son/daughter etc.
Yes we are always blasted with the view of such successful people only showing us certain aspects of their life going well while other aspects of their life require more of their effort. Other aspects such as family building, which leads to genuine love that constantly showers happiness within one's soul. TOTAL FULLFILLMENT! Once one starts to value the things that we can only feel, what we physically have no longer matters. I hope we start considering to put our emotions first because being one with our emotions makes us whole.
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