The 2022 list of America’s Richest Women includes venture capitalists, tech giants, and philanthropists who were early investors in famous companies. Their leadership and dedication to business made them billionaires.
Let’s take a look at the richest women in America:
10.Theresia Gouw ($600 Million)
After working with consulting firm Bain and Company and venture capital firm Accel Partners, Theresia Gouw founded Aspect Ventures in 2001. Four years later, ahe founded Acrew Capital, a venture capital firm that invests mainly in information security and software technology, according to Forbes. Her successful investments made her the richest venture capitalist in the world.
Melinda Gates was a supporter of both Aspect Ventures and Acrew Capital. SHe is the vice president of DonorsChoose, an educational nonprofit, and a board member of ONEe, an anti-poverty nonprofit.
9. Susan Wojcicki ($765 million)
Susan Wojcicki leased her garage in Menlo Park to Google in 1998. It became the company’s headquarters before moving to Mountain View. After working at Intel, Wojcicki joined Google and became its first chief marketing officer. In 2006, she supported the $1.65 billion acquisition of YouTube. She helped the company generate revenue through advertising and then moved the foundation to YouTube in 2010. Since 2014, she has been the CEO of the popular video-streaming website YouTube.
8. Mayer, Marissa ($770 million)
Marissa Mayer ventured into several businesses to amass $770 million through investments and work. She achieved the feat of being Google’s 20th employee and the tech giant’s first female engineer. After retiring in 2012, he became CEO of Yahoo! Mayer stepped down as CEO of Yahoo in June 2017 after it sold itself to Verizon for $1.8 billion following the revelations of Yahoo’s security breaches.
After Yahoo, Mayer founded tech incubator Lumi Labs, which was renamed Sunshine in November 2020, and published an address book.
He serves on the board of Walmart, which he joined in 2012.
7. Safra Catz ($1.5 billion)
A Woman of Power Safra Catz became CEO of Oracle in 2014.She joined the company in 1999 and held various roles, including CFO and CEO. Since assuming the role of CEO, Oracle has completed more than 85 successful acquisitions. She also served on the board of the Walt Disney Company and was a banking executive at HSBC, according to Oracle.
Catz, who was born in Israel, earned a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and worked on Wall Street for 14 years in the software industry. Catz and her Husband, Gal Tirosh, gave $250,000 to President Trump’s fundraising committee in June 2020.
6. Sheryl Sandberg ($1.6 Billion)
Sheryl Sandberg is ranked 11th. Sheryl Sandberg served as chief of staff to then-Treasury Secretary Larry Summers in 1999 before moving to Silicon Valley. She joined Google as a business unit manager when the company was still in its early years. After seven years at Google, Mark Zuckerberg convinced her to join the startup Facebook in 2007. She was named COO and worked at the organization until 2020. Sandberg was the first woman on Meta’s board.
5. Jayshree Ullal ($1.9 Billion)
One of America’s richest female executives, Jayshree Ullal, grew up in India before moving her base to the United States.
She serves as chairman and CEO of Arista Networks, one of his biggest sources of wealth. The billionaire is also on the board of cloud computing company Snowflake, which saw its value rise after its September 2020 IPO.
She owns a 5% stake in Arista worth $32.59 billion.
n August 2018, Arista settled a multi-year patent infringement battle with Ullal’s former employer, Cisco, and agreed to pay Cisco $400 million.
She was born in London and grew up in India. She is one of America’s richest female executives.
4. Alice Schwartz ($2.3 Billion)
After graduating with a degree in biochemistry, Alice and her husband, David Schwartz, founded Bio-Rad Laboratories in 1952 with $720 in savings. The company was listed on the US stock market in 1952 after an initial public offering in 1966. 1952 to 1980.
Schwartz owns 11% of Bio-Rad and served on the board until 2020. At 92, he is the oldest billionaire in the world. Bio-Rad now sells 10,000 life science research and clinical diagnostic products with a 2021 revenue of $2.9 billion. Schwartz, who was widowed in 2012, holds an 11% stake and resigned from the board in April 2022; his son Norman is president and CEO.
3. Meg Whitman ($3.1 Billion)
Meg Whitman ($3.1 billion)
Meg Whitman initially turned down an offer to become CEO of eBay. However, after hearing a customer’s recommendation, she was impressed enough to hold the position until 2008.
As Britannica noted, Whitman became a member of Hewlett-Packard’s board of directors and served as CEO of Hewlett-Packard from 2011 to 2015, when he controlled its split into HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
She resigned as CEO of HPE in February 2018. Before becoming an ambassador, he served on the boards of Procter & Gamble and General Motors.
Whitman was the CEO of the defunct short-form video platform Quibi, which shut down in October 2020, just seven months after launching.
2. Thai Lee($4.2 Billion)
Thai Lee is the CEO of SHI International, a $12.3 billion (sales) IT provider with 15,000 customers, including Boeing and AT&T.
Born in Bangkok, Lee grew up in South Korea and moved to the United States for high school.
Lee’s father, a famous economist who traveled the world promoting his country’s postwar development agenda, was the first Korean to graduate from Amherst.
She has an MBA from Harvard.She worked at Procter & Gamble and American Express before SHI. Lee and her now ex-husband paid less than $1 million in 1989 for SHI’s predecessor, the software retailer.
1. MacKenzie Scott ($33.4billion)
After her divorce from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, MacKenzie Scott became the richest woman in the world with a net worth of $68 billion. As a signatory to the Giving Pledge, Scott donates his wealth to various charities. According to CNN, he donated $1.7 billion of his fortune to 116 organizations. The philanthropist recently gave $8.5 million to the Boy Scouts of America.
Other famous female millionaires from Silicon Valley include Michelle Zatlyn, Mary West, Neha Narkhede, Pamela Lopker, Therese Tucker, and Jacqueline Reses. These women have inspired and paved the way for future young entrepreneurs who aspire to become Silicon Valley icons.