Theresa Fette
MPW entrepreneurs theresa fette
Age: 34
Company: Provident Trust Group
Founded: 2008

Fette's company focuses on "self-directed" IRAs, helping about 30,000 clients look into alternative investments to boost their retirement funds. The Las Vegas-based entrepreneur created Provident Trust Group to revive what she describes as a stagnant financial world. With over $3 billion in client assets, Provident Trust sales are projected to top $5 million this year.

Fette tries to keep things as flexible as possible. "No matter how well thought out the concept, reality throws unforeseen curveballs," she says. "You have to have the ability to revise and rework a concept with considerable alacrity."


  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated September 27 2012 03:31 PM ET
Join the Conversation
25 highest-paid men

Apple's Tim Cook tops the list, with a whopping $378 million in total compensation. See who else earned big in 2011.

Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.