9. Tory Burch
Because of being born into a rich family, her journey towards fame was easier as compared to many others. She graduated from Pennsylvania and worked with Polo Ralph Lauren and Vera Wang in New York for a while until she started her own brand in 2004. Although an acclamation by Oprah helped her grow, there is certainly a lot of hard work and quality there too. She is now a billionaire and was named as 79th most powerful woman by Forbes.