Some of the most powerful people in Silicon Valley are industry veterans who have been steadily wading through the rankings since first coming to the scene in the early days of tech powerhouses like Google and Facebook — women like YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.
Wojcicki and Mayer are just two of the 23 women in tech who made Forbes’ 2019 list of richest self-made women in the US. While the definition of “self made” may be a bit controversial, the list comprises 80 women who have built their own brands and amassed their own fortunes without the assistance of family fortunes or inheritances.
In an industry where men make up an overwhelming majority of the industry and its most powerful executives, these 23 women have made names for themselves and worked to gain net worths reaching the hundreds of millions — and even billions.
These are the 23 richest self-made women in tech according to Forbes, ranked by their net worth: