3 Inspirational Stories of Self-Made Billionaire Women
Inspirational stories of 3 self-made billionaires who overcame the most difficult times in their lives. These stories will definitely fill you up with encouragement and believe that even the most difficult times shall pass when you don’t give up and believe in yourself.
1.Oprah Winfrey – An American media executive, talk show host, actress, television producer and philanthropist, Oprah’s life has not always been that privileged. As a child, growing up with her grandmother in Mississippi, in the 1950s, she had to wear potato sacks as her poverty-stricken family couldn’t afford to clothe.
When she was 6 years old, Winfrey was sent to live with her mother in a Milwaukee boarding house. There she endured sexual and physical abuse by her cousins for years. At the age of 14, she was able to break free from the torment and went to live with her father in Nashville where her life started to change.
Before the age of 20, she became the first black female news anchor on Nashville WLAC TV. Later in life, she got her very own famous talk show called Oprah Winfrey Show and her own production house called Harpo Studios. Oprah was placed 2nd on the Forbes 2016 America’s richest self-made women and now has a net worth of $2.5 billion.
2.JK Rowling – The author of the famous Harry Potter novel series had a very tough path towards success. In the early 1990s, she got divorced from the Portuguese television journalist Jorge Arantes and had to live on welfare in Edinburgh with a baby daughter.
She wrote most of the first Harry Potter book in cafes, walking around with her daughter to get her to sleep. After being rejected by 12 publishing houses, she was finally given a chance by the London publishing house Bloomsbury, and that was her first step towards success.
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Now, the Harry Potter franchise is collectively worth $25 billion including books, movies, and toys. Rowling has a net worth of about $1 billion.
- Zhou Qunfei – Known as the world’s richest self-made woman, and current richest woman in China, Qunfei’s path to success has been full of struggles.
At the age of 5 years, she lost her mother and lived with her blind father. Later, she was forced to drop out of school and joined a small watch glass-making factory. Despite having to work for more than 12 hours, she still managed to educate herself.
Eventually, she set up her own shop called Lens Technology making touch screens. With the arrival of mobile devices and the rise of social media her company unified with the daily life of the consumer and many big mobile companies like Samsung, Nokia, Apple, etc. She now has a net worth of $ 7.4 billion.