Hollywood star Jessica Alba is not just a pretty face, she’s also a business-savvy entrepreneur whose most recent venture is called the Honest Company. The 34-year-old actress is featured on the cover of Forbes magazine’s June issue, titled "America’s Richest Self-Made Women." The cover shows Alba looking sexy and confident, smiling with her arms crossed over her chest while wearing a white dress with black trimming, covered by a satin blazer.
The issue contains a list of the 50 richest self-made women in the United States, although Alba is not one of them. Instead, she is featured as one of eight "women to watch" -- a list that also includes Taylor Swift and Sandra Bullock. All three entertainers have an estimated net worth of at least $200 million, E! News reported.
This is the first time that a list of the nation’s most successful self-made women has been compiled, states Forbes. The exclusive group includes entrepreneurs, CEOs, entertainers, designers and even an author. Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos, tops the list with a net worth of $4.5 billion. Oprah Winfrey is listed at No. 3 with $3 billion, while Madonna is at No. 28 with $520 million.
In the issue, Alba is also lauded for the success of the Honest Company, a business she co-founded in 2012. It offers eco-friendly baby, bath and wellness products. Alba started the company when she was looking for safe and nontoxic products to use while pregnant with her oldest child Honor. At first the company focused mostly on eco-friendly baby and bath products, but later it expanded to other wellness items.
Apparently safety sells: The Honest Company is now worth $1 billion, according to Forbes -- and Alba says the business is just getting started: “If we really want to make a difference in the world and people’s health, it’s billions and billions of dollars, not just one.”
Alba is married to Cash Warren and has two daughters, named Honor and Haven. Her success is celebrated by friends and family including designer Rachel Zoe, reports Us Weekly, posting a snapshot of Alba’s Forbes cover on Instagram. Zoe captioned it: OMG @jessicaalba!! So deserved and so proud!! #hardworkandadream #honestlife #womeninpower #shutitdown xoRZ.
The latest issue of Forbes magazine will be available June 15.