America’s Wealthiest Self-Made Woman is From Wisconsin

By Cherita Booker

August 9, 2023

Forbes released its annual list of the country’s richest self-made women, and three Wisconsinites made the list–including one who topped it for the sixth year in a row.

Every year, Forbes updates its list of America’s 100 richest self-made women who are cumulatively worth more than $124 billion.

The list includes a mix of entrepreneurs, entertainers, and executives, including 42-year-old Kim Kardasian at number 21 with a $2.1 billion dollar net worth. Her younger sister, 25-year-old Kylie Jenner also made the list at number 38, with a net worth of $680 million. And 33-year-old Taylor Swift came in at number 34 with a net worth of $740 million. 

Here are the three Wisconsin women who made this year’s list:

#1 Diane Hendricks

Hendricks, from Beloit,  is 76 years old with a net worth of $15 billion. She owns ABC Supply, the largest wholesale distributor of roofing materials in the US.

#3 Judy Faulkner 

Faulkner, from Madison, is 79 years old with a net worth of $7.4 billion. She is the CEO and founder of Epic Systems, a healthcare software company.

#72 Pleasant Rowland

Rowland, also from Madison, is 82 years old with a net worth of $350 million. She founded the American Girls Collection, a popular line of books, dolls, and accessories that features girls living throughout history. 

Click here for the full list.


  • Cherita Booker

    Milwaukee native Cherita Booker attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has worked in various roles as a multimedia journalist since 2017. She enjoys photography, dancing, and spending time with friends and family.

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