You know Jessica Alba as the gorgeous, glowy-skinned star of Sin City and Fantastic Four who has been picked as the "most beautiful woman in the world" by oodles of men's mags. But she's also a fierce #GirlBoss - so much so that her healthcare, beauty and lifestyle brand, The Honest Company, just closed on $100 million in Series D financing.
Jessica's almost 20-percent stake in the $1.7 billion dollar company means she's now valued at $340 million, making her one of the nation's richest self-made women, according to Forbes. That mean's Jessica is richer than Queen Bey, if you can believe it, who's valued at $250 million.
And while her business smarts are worth applauding, The Honest Company also has a mission that we can get behind: safe, healthy and eco-friendly products like shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste and tampons. Author of The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You (Rodale, 2013), Jessica is known for championing a clean, sustainable lifestyle, and that comes through in her super affordable line containing 120 products and counting. In 2008, Jessica had her first baby, and the need for safe, nontoxic household items that she could trust to use around Honor Marie prompted her to start her own company.
Eco-conscious, business minded and a great mom? Jessica's really nailed the #BUILTBYGIRLS mission in this instance, IMO. We love a girl who's equally smart, ambitious and beautiful.