Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba has made a LOT of money thanks to her company

Jessica Alba has, at some point, quietly become one of America's richest self-made women.

We never exactly thought the actress was strapped for cash, (after all, Jess has been working in Hollywood for a fair while) but we never knew she's made THIS much money. And it's not films that have made her jaw-droppingly rich, but her business; The Honest Company.

Jessica founded her company, which specialises in selling eco-friendly and non-toxic body and household products, in 2012. And in just three short years, The Honest Co. has been valued at $1 billion and has amassed Jessica a personal fortune of $200 million. Quite frankly, who knew?

Jessica Alba

However, even that much cash wasn't enough for the mother-of-two to break into the top 50 richest self-made women in America. Beyonce and, er, Judge Judy came in joint place at number 49 with an estimated net worth of $250 million.

And the richest of them all? That accolade goes to 31-year-old Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of blood donor company Theranos, who is reckoned to be worth a whopping $4.5 BILLION.

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