American actress "Rhys Witherspoon" ranked 59th in the list of the richest self-made women in America with a wealth estimated at $ 440 million, in the list of 100 names, to be the only actress in the list that included a number of names, including television screenwriter Shonda Reims, media personality Ellen DeGeneres, and singers Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and Madonna.
Leading the list was businesswoman Diane Hendricks with an estimated net worth of $15 billion (£11.9 billion), along with a number of women in fashion, healthcare, technology and other industries.
Highest paid actress
Witherspoon, 47, is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world, earning $35 million this year.
Witherspoon was born in March 1976, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her father is an otolaryngology surgeon and former military lieutenant colonel, while her mother holds a doctorate in nursing and is a professor at Vanderbilt University.
The Witherspoon family has its origins more than 200 years in the United States and are descendants of John Witherspoon, the signatory of U.S. independence and founder of Princeton University.
Reese Witherspoon grew up as a devout Christian, always saying that she is "proud of the conservative Southern upbringing" she received in her family, especially as she has a sense of family worth and the traditions that taught her to be polite and responsible.
She began her career at the age of seven by participating in television commercials, before winning first place in a talent competition, to begin her acting journey.
During her career, Witherspoon made a number of important films, including in 1991 "The Man in the Moon", "Fear", "Legally Blonde 2", "Just Like Heaven", "Water for Elephants", and the last film she participated in this year, the comedy "Your Place Or Mine", and the third part of "Legally Blonde" Not yet shown.
During her career, Witherspoon received numerous awards, most notably Best Actress at the Academy in 2006 for her role in Walk the Line. She has also won a Golden Globe Award three times, including Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical in 3 for Election, Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical in 2000 for Legally Blonde, and Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical in 2002 for Walk the Line.
In addition to acting, Reese Witherspoon participated in production, which also brought her significant profits, through the production company called "Hello Sunshine" in partnership with Blackstone, which was later sold for $ 900 million, and Reese retained 18% of the company's shares after the sale, which brought her fantastic profits.