9. Denise Soda

Category: Fashion
Establishment: 2000
Nationality: Lebanese
Headquarters: Lebanon

Soda is the CEO of the BASIL SODA Fashion House, which was founded by her late husband, Basil Soda. She continues to manage the brand with the assistance of her son Jad. Soda graduated as an interior designer from the Lebanese University and sewed her own garments throughout her childhood. She later helped her husband with his haute couture shows across the globe. The fashion house’s designs have been worn by celebrities, including Katy Perry, Emily Blunt, Chanel Iman, Amanda Holden, and Jiang Yiyan. It had over 239,000 followers on Instagram as of June 2023.