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World’s Richest Moms: Balancing Family And Careers

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The world’s richest moms are balancing family and careers as they make billions. Tory Burch, Gina Rinehart, Laurene Powell Jobs, Sara Blakely, and Meg Whitman were all honored by Forbes as outstanding businesswomen and mothers.

Meg Whitman has raised two sons as she worked as former CEO of eBay and works as current CEO of Hewlett-Packard. Her net worth is estimated to be close to $1.9 billion. Both sons, like their mother, are graduates of Princeton. Whitman states that, rather than holding her back, her sons have been a tremendous inspiration and support.

As reported by Forbes.com, Sara Blakely founded the Spanx brand shape wear, making her the youngest self-made, female, billionaire on Forbes’ list. She is also the mother of a toddler.

Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Steve Jobs, is the mother of three. Although she and her husband have kept their children out of the spotlight, they raised all three as they managed to make Apple one of the most recognized brands in the world. Jobs’ oldest child is currently a senior at Stanford.

Clothing designer Tory Burch, worth nearly $1 billion, has discussed the difficulties of managing a career and family. As reported by Yahoo, Burch states that she faces the struggles of every working mom:

” … it’s hard and it’s something I struggle with and talk to women about … I hope women understand that they can be in the business world and be a mom. It’s just a little more difficult … ”

Gina Rinehart, one of the world’s richest moms, with a net worth of around $17 billion, has had some significant struggles with her children. The mining heiress currently holds complete control over the family’s fortune. However, she is facing in a legal battle with her children over their portion of the trust.

According to Forbes, there are currently 108 female billionaires, who are mothers. The world’s richest moms may have more money than most. However, they face similar issues as they struggle to balance their family, career, and immense fortunes.

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5 Responses to “World’s Richest Moms: Balancing Family And Careers”

  1. Becky Gray

    Good for them. I'm sure they worked hard. However, think of the moms who work every day at low paying jobs to put food on the table during this rough time. Don't you think this is somewhat insensitive?

  2. Julia Pegler Rotunno

    Yes, I'm sure these billionaire women have all the time in the world to personally (without paying someone) shuttle their kids to and from athletic practices, do homework supervision, and spend quality time with their kids (without some sort of electronic stimulation). NOT. Besides, getting junior into ivy league doesn't mean you were a good mom, it could just mean that you had a tiger nanny who cared more about getting results from kids than character. Most women can breed. That doesn't mean that most women are "good" moms.