The three women you are about to read about are the richest black women in the world.
One is a 66-year-old business tycoon from Nigeria who has her hands in oil and printing industries. Another is a 44 year woman from Angola who also is a business tycoon. The last on the list is a 64 year old who got the bulk of her money from her television.
Here are some amazing facts about the Richest Black Women In The world.
(Networth: $2.7 Billion)
Winfrey is the richest black woman in the world
1. was born the daughter of an unwed teen.
2. Oprah Winfrey’s family was so poor growing up that, as a child, Winfrey was teased at school for wearing dresses made of potato sacks.
3. Winfrey had a son when she was 14 years old who died as an infant.
4. After graduating from high school, Oprah attended Tennessee State University on a full scholarship she had won based on her communication skills. In 1973, she graduated with a degree in Speech Communications and
Performing Arts .
5. Winfrey credits her grandmother for guiding her towards success, saying that it was Hattie Mae who encouraged her to speak up in public, giving Winfrey confidence at an early age and a positive sense of self.
6. Oprah Winfrey is the first black woman billionaire, the richest African-American woman, and the richest black woman in the world. (As of (24/03/2018)
7. She made the bulk of her money through her talk show. And is credited for popularizing the intimate, confessional form of talk show, which has since become common across cable networks.
8. In 2013, Winfrey was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the nation’s highest civilian honor) by President Barack Obama.
9. She is also referred to by many as the most influential woman in the world.
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Isabel Dos Santos
(Networth: $2.2 Billion)
Isabel Dos Santos is the second richest black woman in the world and the richest woman in Africa
1. Isabel dos Santos is the oldest daughter of Angola’s longtime former president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who stepped down in fall 2017.
2. She is a graduate of electrical engineering at King’s College in London. There she met her husband Sindika Dokolo, a national of Democratic Republic of the Congo.
3. Her father made her head of Sonangol, Angola’s state oil firm, in June 2016, but Angola’s new president removed her from that role in November 2017
4. At the moment, She is the youngest black female billionaire in the world (Age: 44)
In addition to being the first female billionaire in Africa, Isabel is also not just the youngest female billionaire in Africa, she is also the youngest black female billionaire in the world with a networth of $2.6 billion.
5. Her dad had a lot of roles to play in her wealth
Forbes research found that while her dad was president, he transferred to her stakes in several Angolan companies, including banks and a telecom firm.
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(Networth: $1.7 Billion)
Folorunsho Alakija is the third richest woman in the world and the second richest woman in Africa
1. Folorunsho Alakija comes from a Muslim background, her father had eight wives and 52 children.
2. She quit her job in a bank and decided to study fashion design. She enrolled in the American College in London as well as the Central School of Fashion where she obtained a distinction.
3. Immediately after her graduation, Supreme Stitches was born (she later changed the name to Rose of Sharon house of fashion) and Alakija became renowned for her designs.
4. Maryam Babaginda was able to get into crude business through the help of one of her customer, Maryam babangida (the wife of former military president of Nigeria, Ibrahim Babaginda).
5. Through her connections, the Nigerian government awarded Alakija’s company an oil prospecting license in 1993, which was later converted to an oil mining lease.
6. Currently, Folorunsho Alakija is vice chair of Famfa Oil, a Nigerian oil exploration company with a stake in Agbami Oilfield, a prolific offshore asset.
7. Folorunsho Alakija is the second richest African woman, and the richest woman in Nigeria
She is also the third richest woman of African descent in the world with a networth of $1.76 billion as of 24/03/2018.