The need for female self-made billionaires
Of the top 25 richest American according to Forbes Magazine, three are women. None of these women are self-made, all inherited, either through family fortune or in the case of Laurene Powell Jobs, her late husband.
This is the glass ceiling.
Women joining this list is the only scenario in which trickle down economics would actually be worth a damn. As much has I believe the future to favor females, in all reality, power still resides with very few men… as the GOP has their way with the tax code, even few men. Having self-made women on this list will throw a wrench in the system. Take Oprah for example. She prides herself on giving voices and empowering women and people of color. She is a huge supporter of Ava Duvernay who entails pays it forward in her art, crew, and who she chooses to director episodes of Queen Sugar. And that's just the quickest, most obvious example.
By state, California is home to 23 self-made women, more than any other state by a wide margin. New York comes in second with nine, all living in New York City. It’s no coincidence that California and New York have sent the most women to D.C. with 41 and 28 respectively, not to mention that both of California’s sitting senators are women. I know it’s easy math, but there definitely seems to be a connection, especially because the wealthy class chooses our representatives more than the people. If there weren’t, men wouldn’t be so terrified of giving up their power. And that’s more to the point.