Black Fact of the Week: Folorunsho Alakija is the Wealthiest Black Woman in the World


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Oprah Winfrey has had a pretty long stretch as the richest Black woman on the planet, but within the past year, Nigeria’s Folorunsho Alakija crept up and snatched the throne from the prized media queen. So who is Mrs. Alakija? The wealthy fashionista first rose to prominence in her country as an elite clothing designer who laced threads for some of the top VIPs in Nigeria. But it wasn’t her fashion line that rolled in the dough. With a Forbes estimated net worth of $2.1 billion, this Nigerian tycoon is head honcho of one of the most lucrative oil fields West Africa. (Sorry Oprah, there’s a new billionaire boss in town.) #SelfMade

Sources: Forbes & Time

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