Celebrity

Jessica Alba looks hot AF on cover of Cosmo

She’s also worth more than Beyoncé.

By Shari Nementzik

She’s stunning, talented and one of America’s richest self-made women. So, it’s little wonder why Jessica Alba is on this month’s cover of Cosmo – talk about all-rounder!

While you may know her best for kicking butt in blockbuster hits Fantastic Four and Sin City, she’s also kicking major goals in the boardroom as a business tycoon ( she's worth more than J-Law and Beyoncé!).

Jessica, 34, runs The Honest Co., a multi-million dollar personal care business that makes everything from diapers and detergent to make-up and tampons. But it wasn’t easy building her empire. “I’m in a man’s world in business,” she says. “But I know what women want - [men] don’t. I have an advantage over them.”

In a candid interview with Cosmo, the boss lady spills all her secrets for success – take note, ladies.

On finding the right people: “No one in Hollywood would help me. The people I knew had no idea how to put together a business plan, execute day-to-day or manufacture from scratch. I relied heavily on my husband [TV and film producer Cash Warren] and his entrepreneurial spirit. He introduced me to my business partner [Christopher Gavigan], who built the business model around the idea."

On equal pay: "There are not as many women in government titles, business titles. It's just not equal. And until there is equality, you're going to feel that no matter what industry you're in. But from day one, I was like, girls should have an equal seat at the table. Take Jennifer Lawrence. I mean, she's opening movies — she's the box office draw as much as any guy in the movie, if not more. She should be compensated for that."

On owning her femininity: "Most of my life, I identified more with my masculine side. I was kind of aggressive and super masculine in my early 20s—even into my mid- 20s. I got boobs when I was young . . . and I was like, What do I do? . . . I was never the girl who they marketed. I was always feeling angry, like an imposter. I learned how to be cool with the feminine later in life."

For more of Jessica Alba's interview and photo shoot with Cosmopolitan, pick up the May 2016 issue on-sale now.