In the past, most of the entrepreneurs were men. Today, that is all changing as more and more women are successfully starting and running their own businesses. Continue reading to learn about the most famous women entrepreneurs.

Gina Rinehart: Hancock Prospecting Group, Australia

When Gina Rinehart’s father died in 1992, she became the chairman of Hancock Prospecting Group, which is a mining company that produces around 30 million tons of iron ore each year. She is worth $11.7 billion, which makes her the sixth wealthiest woman in the world and the wealthiest in Australia.

Oprah Winfrey: Entertainment, United States

Oprah Winfrey started out as a talk show host, but she has built her media empire and is a successful talk show host, producer, actress, and more. Most people are familiar with the Oprah Winfrey Show, but she also owns OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network) and is an influential person in the entertainment industry. Her net worth is around $3 billion and she is one of the most successful women in the world.

Denise Coates: Bet365, United Kingdom

Denise Coates founded Bet365 in England, which is an online gambling company. She bought the domain name in January of 2000 and she took out a loan to get started. Today, it is one of the most successful and largest online gambling sites worldwide. She has a net worth of $2.5 billion.

Cher Wang: HTC, Taiwan

Cher Wang graduated from University of California in 1981 with her degree in economics. She co-founded HTC in 1997. It is one of the top mobile technology companies in the world alongside competitors Apple, Samsung, and Sony. Cher Wang was listed in Forbes as one of the world’s most powerful women in 2012 and she has a net worth of $1.6 billion.

Wang Laichun: Luxshare, China

Wang Luchun is one of the youngest self-made billionaires in the world. She bought Luxshare with her brother in 2004 and she is the chairman. Luxshare is an electronics manufacturer in China, and they supply Apple with a lot of the parts they use. Her net worth is $1.5 billion.