As a young girl, Malala Yousafzai defied the Taliban in Pakistan and demanded that girls be allowed to receive an education. She was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012, but survived. In 2014, she became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
Kylie Jenner made the ‘Forbes’ annual list of America's richest self-made women, worth a reported $900 million, alongside icons like Oprah. The magazine forecasts Jenner’s makeup line will position her to become "the youngest self-made billionaire ever” within the year.
Simone Biles has made history again, this time winning first place in the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, making her the only woman to ever win five national all-around titles. The Olympic gymnast won four consecutive titles from 2013-'16 before returning this year.