With a billion-dollar company on her resume and a $200 million fortune to her name, Jessica Alba has landed on Forbes' list of America's Richest Self-Made Women.
Alba covers the latest issue of Forbes not as an actress, but as a co-founder of The Honest Company, launched in 2011 as a producer of eco-friendly, beautifully designed, affordable baby products. The company has skyrocketed from $10 million in revenue in 2012 to a predicted $250 million for 2015, and expanded their product line to include bath and body, vitamins, bags and more.
Sky's the limit for the mother of two.
“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, who owns between 15 and 20 percent of the company, told Forbes.
Earlier this month, the 34-year-old star spoke at the Alibaba Global Conference on Women and Entrepreneurship in Hangzhou, China. She discussed the obstacles she faced when she first ventured into the business realm, revealing that some people looked at her "cross-eyed."
“[People] usually thought of someone in my position as more of a spokesperson, someone that would sell beauty products,” she said. “Most of my advisors in entertainment thought I should do a perfume or something like that.”
Head over to Forbes to read more from Alba's interview.
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