Ever wondered who the most successful women entrepreneurs in the world are? Us too, so we made this list. 

From ‘who run the world?’ singer Beyoncé to Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, we’ve been investigating who are the most successful women entrepreneurs and how we can be more like them ourselves. Major inspiration right here.

1. Gisele

Ok how is Gisele Bündchen beautiful, successful and one of the top women entrepreneurs in the world? Oh and to top it all off, she’s also a serial philanthropist. Unfair right, but also wow. How inspirational. Remember her incredible walk at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro? Of course you do! Gisele tops our list because she is one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs in the world, with multiple business ventures and endorsements under her belt, all alongside her modelling career.

2. Tory Burch

Tory Burch has a really fascinating career story. The day she launched her fashion line, most of her inventory sold out on the first day. Since then she has grown up a global brand, has become one of the most influential women in fashion, and she has made appearances on huge shows such as Gossip Girl and Project Runway.

3. Ariana Huffington

Ariana is the founder of the Huffington Post, which AOL acquired back in 2011. She stepped down last year and now dedicates her time to her newest venture, Thrive Global. Thrive Global is a health and wellness startup. An influential leader who has many inspiring words to share, Ariana is a worthy success story.

4. J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling is the author of the world-renowned Harry Potter series, and she is now a billionaire off the success of the novels. Need we say any more as to why she’s made the most successful women entrepreneurs list?

5. Cher Wang

Cher Wang is the founder and CEO of HTC. She founded the smartphone and virtual reality technology company back in 1997 and it is now a global brand. CNBC describe Cher as being ‘one of the most powerful women in technology’. We’re so excited to see what’s next for Cher and HTC. I mean who doesn’t want a Vive VR headset? Watch this space.

6. Sara Blakely

Sara Blakley is one determined woman. When she came up with the idea for Spanx, she didn’t want to shell out the few thousands of pounds it would cost in legal fees to patent her idea. Instead she wrote her own patent using a textbook she bought from department store Barnes & Noble. Spanx is now a global brand and Blakely is one of the most successful women in the world right now.

7. Beyoncé

Most of us know Beyoncé’s career journey, right? She was famously part of Destiny’s Child, and the band was managed by her father Mathew Knowles. She then went solo, which was a huge success. Understatement! Beyoncé is now one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold over 100 million records throughout her career. Woah.

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