Inspiring Women:  The Top 10 Self-Made Women in America

Diane Hendricks

Diane Hendricks, a self-made billionaire, grew up on a farm and started a roofing business with her husband. She now owns the largest wholesale distributor of building materials in the US.

Judy Faulkner

Judy Faulkner, a self-made billionaire, founded Epic Systems, a leading provider of electronic health records.

Judy Love

Judy Love, a self-made billionaire, founded Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores with her husband Tom. The company now has over 480 locations and has donated millions to charity.

Johnelle Hunt

Johnelle Hunt, a self-made billionaire, co-founded J.B. Hunt Transport Services, one of the largest trucking companies in the US.

Marian Ilitch

Marian Ilitch, the co-founder of Little Caesars Pizza, had a net worth of $4.3 billion. She and her late husband, Mike, invested in the Detroit Tigers, the Detroit Red Wings, and the MotorCity Casino Hotel.

Thai Lee

Thai Lee is a Korean-American businesswoman with a net worth of $4.1 billion. She is the co-owner, CEO, and president of SHI International, the largest female-owned business in the US and one of the largest minority-owned companies in the world.

Gail Miller

Gail Miller is a Utahan billionaire who owns the Larry H. Miller Group, a diversified business empire with interests in auto, real estate, healthcare, finance, and entertainment. She is also the author of the book "Courage to Be You."