Kendra Scott was bornon 27 March 1974 in Austin, Texas, United States. Jeweler Kendra Scott joins the list following a private equity investment valuing her eponymous company at over $1 billion. She started the business out of her spare bedroom; it is now a chain of 60 stores, and scaling fast. Fans of the gemstone-based brand can customize Scott's accessibly-priced, boldly-colored pieces at Color Bars within her stores.
It wasn't easy. But it makes it that much more unbelievable.
Scott has been awarded with the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 National Award, the Breakthrough Award from the Accessories Council Excellence Awards, listed as #36 in Forbes' list of America's Richest Self-Made Women, been named Outstanding Mother of the Year by the Mother's Day Council, Texas Businesswoman of the Year by the Women's Chamber of Commerce, Top 100 Entrepreneurs of the Year by Upstart Business Journal and 2017 CEO of the Year by Austin Business Journal
Philanthropy is an integral part of her brand and in 2016, Scott gave $3
In 2015, Scott launched the Kendra Cares Program, which brings the company's customizable Color Bar jewelry experience to pediatric hospitals across the country
Scott's first retail store opened on South Congress in Austin in 2010
Scott's designs also appeared in Randolph Duke's 2007 runway show
In 2005, Scott's designs were chosen to accessorize Oscar de la Renta's Spring 2006 Runway Show
Scott founded Kendra Scott LLC in 2002, designing her first collection with $500 in the spare bedroom of her home, just after her oldest son was born
Kendra Scott (born March 27, 1974) is an American fashion and accessories designer and philanthropist, who has won several awards for her business, designs, and commitment to philanthropy