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Jessica Alba: I pinch myself over my company's success

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Jessica Alba: I pinch myself over my company's success

Jessica Alba pinches herself over the success of her Honest company.

The 34-year-old actress founded the brand in 2011, and the company was valued at $1.7 billion in 2015.

But mother-of-two Jessica still finds it hard to believe that her pipe dream became reality.

She said: "It's amazing. I pinch myself; I still can't even believe it's here, because I felt like I was talking about it for so many years."

Jessica knows that keeping the success of the company going will be a constant battle, but she is determined to keep going until she reaches her ultimate goals.

She added to Vogue Australia magazine: "The fact that I actually turned an idea into an actual thing, and know the responsibility of trying to maintain and grow that into a legitimate business that's going to be around for hundreds of years, hopefully, that's another thing completely.

"So, you know, it's just one step at a time, chipping away at my goal every day and trying not to get caught up in the challenges and seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and moving forward."

Jessica previously said she finds it hard to be one of only a small number of female chief executive officers (CEO) in the business world.

She explained: "You feel like a lone wolf surrounded by men who have done it all before."

However, it was her experience about being being labelled differently than men in the film industry that helped her cope in her business.

She told Net-A-Porter's The EDIT magazine: "I've actually felt this more in the entertainment industry. People never say a male actor is difficult, they call him smart, but if a woman did the same thing, she would be considered a b***h.

"I find it funny when I get called ambitious! I've even had my agents do intros and say, 'She's a very ambitious young lady.' And I'm always like, 'What the f**k does that mean?!'"