One of Broadway's most prolific producers, Roth has put up the money to stage shows like Wit, Proof, Caroline, or Change and The Year of Magical Thinking. Not coincidentally, she's also the wife of real estate billionaire Steve Roth.

A native of Wayne, NJ, Roth spent her 20s and 30s, raising her two kids and working part-time as an interior decorator. In 1988, after attending a cabaret show in Manhattan featuring the songs of David Shire and Richard Maltby Jr., she decided to produce it as a revue. Thanks to plenty of financial backing from her hubby, she soon turned to larger productions, and saw success more or less immediately when four of her early plays—Edward Albee's Three Tall Women, How I Learned to Drive, Wit and Proof—went on to win Pulitzers. She expanded her reach in 1997 when she started acquiring theater spaces. These days, she has her hands in plays and musicals both on Broadway and off, and films like Albert Nobbs.

Daryl's husband, Steve Roth, is the chairman and CEO of Vornado Realty Trust. Their son Jordan Roth is following in mom's footsteps—he's a theater producer and vice president at Rocco Landesman's Jujamcyn theater chain. The couple also has a daughter, Amanda Salzhauer, a social worker. [Image via Getty]