Big bank take bigger bank! Oprah Winfrey is now the richest self-made woman in California!!!! The media mogul has a $3.1 billion fortune and lives in Montecito, California. She unseats the founder of Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, who didn’t even make the list this year after being crowned California’s, and the nation’s, richest self-made woman last year. FORBES lowered her net worth from $4.5 billion to nothing due to issues at her blood testing start up.
With Silicon Valley in the north and Hollywood in the south, the Golden State is home to more self-made women than any other state in the country. More than a third of the 60 women on FORBES’ 2016 of America’s Richest Self-Made Women reside in California. These women have a combined net worth of $20.5 billion, almost half of the group’s total wealth. New York is a distant second.
Winfrey tops the list this year in California and she still remains the second richest self-made woman in the United States behind Diane Hendricks, who has a net worth of $5 billion.
Talk about a rags to riches story. Winfrey has one of the biggest come up stories, especially in the African-American community. Winfrey is the epitome of #LifeGoals and we’re here for it! Congratulations Oprah!