There are dozens of theories about why women don't create more wealth themselves. Well, here's my theory: it's because we are risk averse, don't plan well, and have a messed up relationship with money.
Collectively, the Forbes 400 have $1.57 trillion in wealth. It's hard to get your mind around a number like that. So let's imagine that it was available for the public good. What does $1.57 trillion buy?