The African continent has already given the world plenty of talented people. Many of these talented people are women who became wealthy owing to their ambitions, perseverance, and hard work.
The richest black women recommend that other women should be patient and determined in their desire to become rich.
So here’s a list of the Richest women in Africa
1. Isabel dos Santos.
Net worth: 3.35 billion dollars
Isabel dos Santos is presently considered the richest woman in Africa. She is the daughter of the president of Angola, who has been ruling the country since 1979. Isabel has become rich due to her investment activity. As at the time of publishing, Isabel dos Santos is the richest black woman on the planet, richer than Oprah!
According to a recent 2017 report by Forbes of the top 10 black billionaires in the world she is also the 4th richest black billionaire in the world.
2. Folorunsho Alakija.
Net worth: 2.1 billion dollars
Folorunsho Alakija is the first (and currently only) Nigerian female billionaire. She is the founder of Famfa Oil, a Nigerian company that owns a substantial participating interest in OML 127, a lucrative oil block on the Agbami deep-water oilfield in Nigeria.
Alakija started off as a secretary in a Nigerian merchant bank in the 1970s, then quit her job to study fashion design in England. When she returned to Nigeria she founded “Supreme Stiches” a Nigerian fashion label catering to upscale clientele, including Maryam Babangida, wife to Nigeria’s former military president Ibrahim Babangida. Alakija is also the 8th richest black person in the world.
3. Hajia Bola Shagaya.
Net worth: 630 million dollars
Another Nigerian, Hajia Bola Shagaya is the third richest woman in Africa. She is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in Africa. Hajia owns a conglomerate with holdings in real estate, banking, oil, photography, and communications companies. She has many real estate objects in the United States and Europe.
4. Ngina Kenyatta
Net worth: 515 million dollars
The fourth richest woman in Africa is Her Excellency Mama Ngina Kenyatta, a widow of former Kenyan president. At the age of 84, she keeps on controlling her family business. Her family owns many manufacturing, banking, farming, and real estate objects. Ngina Kenyatta is the principal shareholder of the most luxurious hotels in Kenya.
5. Wendy Appelbaum
Net worth: 310 million dollars
Wendy Appelbaum got the considerable part of her money from her father. Later, this richest woman in Africa invested all money in several profitable ventures. They brought her a fortune.
There are many rich black woman in the world, who have already attained great success. Many of these ladies are from the African continent. These women prove that every girl can become wealthy. All that is needed is the willingness, hard work and courage in the face of difficulties.
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