They hold the keys to the kingdom. These Bay Area women are among the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, according to Forbes Magazine. The are extremely well-paid and extremely well-educated. The technology sector dominates, but there are women in finance, politics, law, and healthcare, as well. Most are in their 50s, but there is a 31-year-old on this list who is the world’s youngest self-made billionaire.
#8 Sheryl Sandberg, 45
COO of Facebook
Sandberg lives in Atherton. She has a net worth of $1.05 billion.
#9 Susan Wojcicki, 46
CEO, YouTube, Google
Wojcicki lives in Palo Alto. She has a net worth of $300 million.
#22 Marissa Mayer, 39
CEO of Yahoo
Meyer lives in Palo Alto. She had a pay package of $42 million in 2014.
#24 Safra Catz, 53
Co-CEO of Oracle
Catz lives in Redwood City. She earned nearly $38 million in 2014.
#25 Angela Ahrendts, 54
SVP, Retail for Apple
Ahrendts lives in Cupertino. She earned $73.4 million in 2014.
#32 Ruth Porat, 57
CFO of Google
Porat grew up in Palo Alto and Portola Valley. She will earn an estimated $70 million in her first 2 years at Google.
#38 Nancy Pelosi, 75
House of Representatives
Pelosi lives in San Francisco. Since 1987, she has raised more than $400 million.
#44 Laurene Powell Jobs, 51
Founder and Chair of Emerson Collective
Jobs is the widow of the late Steve Jobs. She lives in Palo Alto. She and her family have a net worth of $20.3 billion.
#60 Katie Jacobs Stanton, 45
VP of Global Media
Stanton lives in Los Altos. She is married with 3 children.
#72 Elizabeth Holmes, 31
Founder-CEO of Theranos
Holmes lives in Palo Alto. She is the world’s youngest self-made billionaire with a net worth of $4.6 billion.
#77 Mary Meeker, 55
Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers
Meeker lives in Woodside. She also made Forbes’ Midas List of the top venture capitalists.
#84 Padmasree Warrior, 54
Chief Technology & Strategy Officer
Born and raised in India, Warrior lives in San Jose.
#95 Weili Dai, 53
President of Marvell Technology
Dai lives in Los Altos Hills. Her salary was $3.73 million in 2014.