Being one of the 20 richest women in the United States is a pretty big deal. It means you’ve made it. You have money in the bank, financial freedom and more power than the rest of the world could imagine.
Well, you might not necessarily have made it yourself as most of the women on this list inherited it (and most of them inherited it from the founder of Wal-Mart, but that doesn’t mean they don’t work hard to keep the family businesses in business). Perhaps you’re a bit intimidating to the alpha male, but when you’re as rich as these women; who cares. Read on to find out which 20 women are the richest in this country.