American businesswoman Kathy Lehne is Houston-based self-made millionaire. She is the founder, CEO and President of wholesale fuel marketer and distributor Sun Coast Resources. In 2015, Forbes estimated her net worth at $340 million. Kathy founded the company when she was just 23 years in 1985, with just $2,000. Today Sun Coast Resources is the largest woman-owned business in Texas. The company reported sales of $1.8 billion. It owns a fleet of over 500 trucks. More than 1,800 people work in the company. Kathy’s husband, Kyle, is one of them. He joined the company 11 years after it was founded. Currently she is serving the company as its VP sales. Sun Coast Resources has proven its efficiency during emergencies like Katrina and Sandy. It has provided fuel to affected areas.
Kathy has received many offers from prospective buyers, but she has chosen to maintain ownership and to keep growing. She has expansion plans despite the current economic situation. She has repeatedly said that she enjoys what she is doing.