Entrepreneurs: The Revolutionaries of the 21st Century
The textbook definition of an entrepreneur is an individual who creates new businesses while bearing risks alone and ultimately benefitting most from the rewards. However, what this definition fails to encompass is the revolutionary impact that the concept of entrepreneurship had on businesses and industries. Innovation has become almost a necessity, which is why women entrepreneurs have evolved to the stature where they are together. What is even more fascinating about the concept is that it has evolved and progressed courtesy of the efforts of both genders. Women entrepreneurs have enjoyed the benefits of innovation as well. In today’s discussion, we talk about America’s top women entrepreneurs and have a look at their journey.
A billionaire businesswoman who founded Little Caesars Pizza, Marian Ilitch was ranked as one of the seven richest women in the world as per Bloomberg. She was a co-founder of the famous pizza outlet with her late husband Mike. What started as the pizza business has now expanded to restaurants, entertainment, sports, and gaming centers. Revenues generated by Little Caesars have been estimated at 4.2 billion USD. That’s some progress for a little pizzeria, right?
Some dreams, if come true, can change millions of lives more than just one. If you are raking your minds for an example, look no further than Transparent Hands, the brainchild of Rameeza Mueen. The painful observations that Rameeza, CEO & co-founder of Transparent Hands, made during voyages with her mother transformed into a burning passion. Those who couldn’t afford even the most basic health amenities, let alone expensive surgeries & procedures. This passion materialized in form of Transparent Hands, a crowdfunding platform that is always looking to comfort those who cannot get their treatment because of a lack of adequate funds. With her brother’s help, Rameeza Mueen was able to establish a platform for poor but courageous patients who are battling against life, hoping that help will come one day!
An American billionaire businesswoman, who happens to be a film producer as well, Diane Marie Hendricks is the widow of Ken Hendricks. While Ken was a famed businessman, the progress made by Diane is truly astounding. Some of the works produced by Diane that you might already be familiar with include An American Carol, Snowmen, and The Stoning of Soraya M. Among the companies owned by Diane Hendricks, ABC Supply stands out. It is one of the biggest wholesale distributors of roofing in America.
Judy love’s story is a truly startling one. Her husband Tom opened a gas station in Watonga, Oklahoma. They borrow money from Tom’s parents to kick start their operation. What started from a gas station in 1964 has now become a huge empire, known as the Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores. Currently, this store has more than 550 stores in 41 states. The revenues that her stores are generating are estimated at $20 billion. Judy’s role in this successful journey became more pronounced when she became the executive secretary. Her story is a story of great determination and grit.
The 67-year-old American talk show host is one of the most iconic figures in the United States of America. Whether it is her television production skills or the words of wisdom that she has penned down as an author, Winfrey has been always a symbol of inspiration. Also known for her charity work. Oprah’s journey to billions started when she transformed one of her innovative ideas into reality. The launch of her website was coupled with a 24 hours channel called Oprah & Friends. And that was the first step that she took on the ladder to success!
Do you know who the billionaire who founded Epics Systems is? And do you know what Epics Systems is? Well, we better answer the second question before we answer the first one. Popularly known as Epic, it is a healthcare software company whose program is used to keep the medical records of more than half the population of the United States of America. And now answering our first question, well it is Judy Faulkner who is the CEO and founder of this healthcare company that is located in Wisconsin.
Founder of the J.B. Hunt Transport Services, the 82-year-old American billionaire is yet another reason of inspiration for many Americans. Jhonelle played a key role in making Hunt Services what are they today, the largest publicly owned trucking company in the world!
There are so many adjectives that define the name, Elaine Wynn. Billionaire. Businesswomen. Collector. Philanthropist. Known as the Queen of Las Vegas, Elaine Wynn became the largest shareholder of the Wynn Resorts in March 2018.
An American billionaire businesswoman and one of the best Women Entrepreneurs, Resnick along with her husband is another female entrepreneur who has made it big. Through their holding company The Wonderful Company, they own the POM Wonderful and Fiji Water brands, Wonderful Pistachios and Almonds, Wonderful Halos, JUSTIN Wines, Landmark Wines, JNSQ Wines, and the Teleflora floral wire service company.