Jessica Alba Bypasses Beyonce On Forbes’ Richest Self-Made Women List

Jessica Alba is moving up in the world in a big way. The actress, model and now, business mogul, is making waves with her latest venture, The Honest Company, and people are taking notice in the form of dollar signs.

Alba’s Honest Company makes nontoxic household products, and business is booming. Last Friday, Jessica’s Honest Company announced that it had closed 100 million dollars in Series D financing. According to the Wall Street Journal, the latest round of financing values Jessica Alba’s company at around 1.7 billion dollars. Owning around 20 percent of The Honest Company, the new numbers for the company have boosted Jessica’s approximate net worth to somewhere around $340 million. Not too shabby for a 34-year-old.

The new numbers for Jessica Alba have chartered her past Beyonce Knowles whose fortune is estimated around $250 million, and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, who fortune is estimated around $300 million.

All of this comes only a few weeks after The Honest Company came under fire after their sunscreen was accused on not protecting people from the sun. Jessica Alba’s partner, author Christopher Gavigan issued an apology almost immediately and stated that the problem was being rectified.

Born in Pomona, California in 1981, Jessica Alba struggled with her health during childhood. Alba reportedly suffered from a collapsed lung not once, but twice. Jessica had pneumonia four to five times per year, suffered a ruptured appendix and had a tonsillar cyst. Additionally, Jessica Alba has suffered from serious asthma ever since she was a little girl. In the following video, Jessica Alba and partner Christopher Gavigan give a “behind the scenes” look at The Honest Company.

Jessica hit it big in 2000 when James Cameron picked her from a pool of 1,200 candidates for the sci-fi series, Dark Angel, a role for which Jessica was actually nominated for a Golden Globe.

Alba went on to star in such hit films as Sin City, Fantastic Four, Into the Blue, The Love Guru and Entourage.

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