Women wanting to start up a new business could be better off leaving it until they reach age 33. This is what a study released this week seems to suggest. The study from fashion retailer Missy Empire includes stats on 30 female celebrity entrepreneurs.
Each of the entrepreneurs featured has been scored based on a range of criteria such as:
- Overall net worth
- Charitable contributions
- Companies owned
- Social media following and mentions
In this ranking exercise, female entrepreneurs could get a maximum score of 66 points. This helped form the result of who are the top celebrity women in business.
How many are #SelfMade?
Defined as ‘having succeeded in life unaided’, more than two-thirds of the women in our list can be classed as self-made. Interestingly, the research reveals that the self-made women in the list have fortunes worth a staggering 141% more than their non-self-made counterparts.
Turning millions into billions!
With an average net worth of over $355,000,000, the four billionaires on our list certainly account for a significant chunk of this. Prior to 21-year-old Kylie Jenner announcing her billionaire girl boss status, the average age of the billionaires on our list was 50. Kylie brought this average down to 43.
Paying it forward
Almost all (90%) of the 30 female entrepreneurs featured in the research had made charitable contributions. Ellen DeGeneres, Beyonce, Jessica Alba, and Kim Kardashian accounted for 42% of these charitable acts. Out of the 30 female entrepreneurs in our list, the founder of Spanx, Sara Blakely is the only person to have joined The Giving Pledge. This means she will donate the majority of her wealth to this worthy cause.