If I told you Oprah was in the top five of the richest self-made women in America would you be shocked? I'm sure you're not so here's the low down according to Forbes, Marian Ilitch is #1, with a $5.1 BILLION fortune. She and her husband co-founded Little Caesar's in 1959 . . . but he died in February. You don't care as long as you pizza is hot-n-ready.
Moving on, Oprah is number 3 on the list with a net-worth of $2.9 billion. After that, you have to travel all the way up to #32 to find Madonna, who's worth $580 million. Celine Dion is 43rd, with $400 million . . . followed by BARBRA STREISAND at #44, with $390 million. Author NORA ROBERTS came in at #45 with $370 million. BEYONCÉ is 46th with $350 million . . . which puts her combined net worth with JAY Z at $1.16 billion. Then author DANIELLE STEEL is 48th with $330 million. JUDGE JUDY clocks in at #51, with a net worth of $300 million. Last but not least, although annoying, TAYLOR SWIFT is 55th, with $280 million.
I'd tell you the rest of the list but you'd probably have no idea who they are