According to Forbes, these are the wealthiest black women in the world.
For years Oprah Winfrey had the crown as the richest and only billionaire black woman; but everything changed far back in 2014 when Isabel Dos Santos overtook her. Now Oprah is ranked second wealthiest black woman in the world (Oprah Winfrey has taken back her title as the most richest black woman in the world).
3. Folorunsho Alakija – Net Worth: $1.7 Billion
Source of wealth: Fashion and Oil
Folorunsho Alakija Is The first female billionaire from Nigeria and the 14th Richest person in Nigeria and the vice chair of Famfa Oil. Her first company was a fashion label that catered to Nigeria’s elite women, including the wife of former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, who awarded Alakija’s company an oil prospecting license.
Folorunsho Alakija | Forbes
Folorunsho Alakija is vice chair of Famfa Oil, a Nigerian oil exploration company with a stake in Agbami Oilfield, a prolific offshore asset.
Famfa Oil’s partners include Chevron and Petrobras.
Alakija’s first company was a fashion label whose customers included the wife of former Nigerian president Ibrahim Babangida.
The Nigerian government awarded Alakija’s company an oil prospecting license in 1993, which was later converted to an oil mining lease.
The Agbami field has been operating since 2008; Famfa Oil says it will likely operate through 2024.
2. Isabel dos Santos – Net Worth: $2.2 Billion
Source of wealth: Investments
The oldest daughter of Angola’s outgoing president and Africa’s richest woman owns a significant stake in Unitel, Angola’s largest mobile phone network, and a stake in Banco BIC. Outside Angola, she owns nearly 6% of oil and gas firm Galp Energia (alongside Portuguese billionaire Americo Amorim), and nearly 19% of Banco BPI, the country’s fourth-largest bank..
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