2. Martine Rothblatt (Net Worth: $390 Million)
If you didn’t know there was a transgender woman raking in $39 million per year, meet Martine. She is the lucky gal holding the title of highest-paid female executive in the United States. In 2015 she was ranked #45 on the Forbes’ inaugural list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women with a net worth of $390 million. Rothblatt’s company, United Therapeutics Corp., supports products that attend to America’s unmet medical needs. She is also a lawyer, social activist, and author. Martine, formerly known as Martin, was married to a woman for 25 years and raised 5 children.
1. Jennifer Pritzker (Net Worth: $1.8 Billion)
You read that right. She’s a transgender billionaire! Formerly known as James, this retired Army lieutenant colonel founded the Pritzker Military Library in Chicago. She also heads the private wealth management firm, Tawani Foundation, a grant-making organization that showcases the significance of the Citizen Soldier. A divorced parent of three, she publicly announced her identity as a woman in 2003. From a prominent wealthy family, Jennifer was one of the 11 Pritzkers who in 2007 sold a controlling stake in industrial conglomerate Marmon Holdings to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway for $4.5 billion. She is also one of the many heirs to the multi-billion dollar Hyatt Hotel fortune. And she’s number 1 on our list! Go Jennifer!