Pizza. Packaging. Pop music. The country’s most successful women have found dozens of ways to prosper. It was a record-breaking year for these queens of capitalism, as their combined fortunes soared by nearly one-fourth, to $154 billion. There are now a record 31 self-made women billionaires, up from 24 a year ago.

Payden & Rygel’s co-founder, Joan Payden, entered at 48

Read the Forbes ranking of the country’s most successful women entrepreneurs, executives and entertainers