Iman Abuzeid, a Sudanese-American physician, is the co-founder and CEO of a digital nurse hiring platform. With a net worth of 350 million US dollars, she recently landed a spot on Forbes’ ninth annual list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women.
Abuzeid’s status, as one of just two Arab women on the Forbes list, elevates the Arab identity and voice. Aside from that, the 38-year-old doctor is the only self-made billionaire on Forbes’ list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women who earns money in the area of medicine.
Her outstanding rating came almost a year after her nurse-hiring start-up, Incredible Health, raised 80 million US dollars, which helped boost her company’s worth to 1.65 billion US dollars.
Along with Abuzeid, many other renowned self-made women made the Forbes list, including Shonda Rhimes, the creator of Shonda Rhimes, and Daphne Koller, the founder and CEO of Insitro.
Diane Hendricks, a building material wholesaler, took the top rank for the sixth year in a row. Having said that, recognizing the amazing work that each of these women accomplished serves as a light of encouragement for younger females to follow in their footsteps.