Who are the richest black women in the world?

Do you know who has a billion in the bank account? Do you know who the riches black women in the world are? Read the article and find out!


Nowadays Africa has over 11 billionaires on Forbes list. What is interesting, it doesn’t include only men, but there are women, who achieved a lot and can show off their advantages and amounts in their wallet.

We found top-3 richest black women in the world. Probably they could motivate you to work hard. Anyway, read it and learn how the woman can be a billionaire!

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1. Isabel dos Santos – Net Worth: $3.3 Billion

Isabel dos Santos is from Angola and is the daughter of its current president. Today she is the richest woman in Africa. Worth saying that she is a very successful investor; her investments include 25% stake in the Angolan mobile phone company Unitel and 25% stake in Angolan bank Banco Bic SA. She also has a few other investments which make her net worth to more than $3 billion.

In December of 2014 Isabelle received the title of 'African women of the year'. The title was claimed by five other successful women, including Benin singer Angelique Kidjo and the Kenyan actress Lupita Nyongo.

Isabel also is the co-owner of the cement company “Nova Cimangola”. Owned by Santos, a company 'Jadeium' acquired 4.918% stake in the 'ZON Multimedia' from Spanish telecommunications company 'Telefonica'.

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2. Oprah Winfrey – Net Worth: $3 Billion

Probably the most famous and recognizable black woman in the world - Oprah Winfrey. Nowadays she is the richest blach woman in the USA. The majority of her net worth was generated from her 25-year profitable daytime TV show and earnings from her Harpo production company, which she helped celebrities like Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz as well as Rachel Ray.

The charity was an important part of her activities since the first years of a career. Remembering her difficult childhood, Oprah has supported a vast number of organizations, so that by 2012-th year the total amount of donations reached 400 million dollars. In the same year, she entered the list of '50 greatest philanthropists of America', becoming the first African-American in the list.

Today, Oprah Winfrey continues to work on television and is actively involved in the life of the country. According to experts, it is the most powerful woman in America, avoiding the popular first lady Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton.

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3. Folorunsho Alakija – Net Worth: $1.9 Billion

Finally, the Nigerian rich woman on the list – Folorunsho Alakija. She is the first female billionaire from Nigeria.

Alakija’s career began in 1974 when she was appointed as executive secretary of the service 'Sijuade Enterprises' in Nigeria. Then she founded her company 'Supreme Stitches', which produces clothes. Her enterprise was successful, and for several years Folorunsho earned a name for herself in the fashion world. Today, her fashion house 'Rose of Sharon House of Fashion' has become a household name. As the national President and lifelong trustee of Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (Fashion Designers Association), Alakija made an enormous contribution to the development of Nigerian culture through the world of fashion.

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