Forbes billionaires list: Meet the nine richest self-made women

Forbes has released its annual billionaires list, and nestled among the usual suspects were women who have made or helped make their own fortunes, in industries ranging from television to real estate to clothing. These are the nine richest self-made women on Forbes 2013 Billionaires List.  

8. Doris Fisher

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The front of a Gap store in Los Angeles. Doris Fisher founded the Gap with her husband in 1969. The original store sold Levi's and records.

Net Worth: $2.8 billion

Country: United States

Source of Wealth: Retail – Gap

Overall Forbes rank: Tied for # 503

Ms. Fisher founded the Gap in San Francisco with her late husband, in 1969. The original store sold Levi’s jeans and records. The Gap grew quickly, and now has over 3,000 locations worldwide and subsidiary store chains that include Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, Athleta, and intermix. In addition to her stake in Gap, Fisher’s holdings include a very valuable art collection, set to be permanently displayed in a wing at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2016. 

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