Happy Mother's Day to one and all.
Yes, the holiday founded (and then bitterly opposed) by Anna Jarvis has come around again.
Whether you're a mother or not, this is no small thing. With more than $21 billion in sales per year, Mother's Day doesn't just let us show our moms the love… it also virtually single-handedly keeps florists around the country in business. More than 25% of all flower sales stem from this day alone after all; May is actually bigger for the industry than Valentine's Day.
In case you didn't feel like enough of a slacker, here's one more fact to think about: in 2015 Americans spent an average of $172 on Mother's Day gifts. Yeah, that Garfield card probably isn't going to cut it, especially not for these 12 moms, ranked by Working Mother as the most powerful in the entire country.
If you thought grounding was tough as a kid, just imagine what it would feel like from a mom whose net worth exceeds that of several small nations.