Oprah Winfrey #2 on Forbes rich list

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forbes-richest-self-made-women.jpgoprah-winfrey.jpgForbes Magazine released the second annual list of America's Richest Self-Made Women. These women have achieved unparalleled success through invention and innovation to create their own fortunes.

Out of the 60 women, 17 of them are billionaires including the richest woman in America Diane Hendricks, with US$4.9 billion.

Hendricks owns ABC Supply, the largest wholesale distributor of roofing and siding in the country. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey had to settle for number two with a net worth of US$3.1 billion.

Thirteen newcomers debuted in this year's list including Taylor Swift, Jessica Alba, Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion.