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Folorunsho Alakija Nigerian Named World’s Richest Black Woman

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Dec 5, 2012 – Nigerian Woman Folorunsho Alakija Named Richest Black Woman In The World

Do you remember the story of a Nigerian oil billionaire, Mrs Folorunsho Alakija who was named the richest woman in Africa in Forbes latest report? If you missed it, read it here

In the previous report, her estimated net worth was $600 million (around 94 million naira).

In this latest report by Venture Africa biz-magazine, American talk show host, Oprah Winfrey is no longer the world’s richest black woman.

Mrs Folorunsho Alakija has beat Oprah with a new estimated net worth of $3.3 billion.

Venture Africa claims Mrs Alakija who currently owns 60% stake in a $10.74 billion oil business worths $6.44 billion.

In the report, Mrs Folorunsho Alakija‘s real estate properties worth over 100 million USD. She recently bought an additional property at One Hyde Park for a whopping 102 million USD.

Additionally, the oil billionaire is one of the owners of private jet in Nigeria.

Alakija currently owns a $46 million Bombardier Global Express 6000 jet she acquired earlier this year.

With all of the above assets, Folorunsho Alakija has been named the richest black woman in the world.

She has replaced Oprah Winfrey who currently worths $2.7 billion.

Folorunsho Alakija is the executive vice chairman of Famfa Oil & Gas limited based in Nigeria and the founder of Rose of Sharon foundation that caters to needs of Orphans and widows.

Mrs Alakija is happily married with four children.



  1. Sam uc

    December 5, 2012 at 5:25 AM

    Wa o

  2. Mbaike Louis Odinnaka

    December 5, 2012 at 6:22 AM

    No b small tin ooO!

  3. mulikatcardoso

    December 5, 2012 at 6:52 AM

    good news,for a woman, black woman and nigeria woman in general,God protect u Ma.

  4. Emmanuel Agwai

    December 5, 2012 at 7:00 AM

    Naija ladies more grease

  5. Adegboyega Akinwale Abiodun

    December 5, 2012 at 7:05 AM

    she has husband and from with state.

  6. jazzi

    December 5, 2012 at 7:30 AM

    I hope she impact lives with this amount of wealth revealed…

  7. nneka egondu ibekwe

    December 5, 2012 at 7:59 AM


  8. prince

    December 5, 2012 at 8:15 AM

    she should build a refinery in Nigeria since the government have failed to do so!

  9. Engr Arowoogun O. Victor

    December 5, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    she is from Lagos ooooooooo.

  10. Kayode Loveth

    December 5, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    I love yhu maama.

  11. Sidney

    December 5, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Gud 2 hear, bt of wat direct positive impact is she 2 her fathers land? Cos hav nt heard of hw in her own way sheve done sumtn 2 empower dose unda her brow?

  12. Kingsley Ejah Adah

    December 5, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    All is well woman are also coming up

  13. JohnMartin King

    December 5, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    I tank God 4 ha, may God in His abodant mercy keep on blessing ha as she continues 2 help de orphans and widows

  14. Aliko Shuibu Moukhtar

    December 5, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    I heard about her since 1989-90 She is in oil business in USA for long
    no wonder if she possessing these huge amount of nmoney.It’s good for any one to struggle
    for money in honest manner,not by all means!
    She bless with business acument

  15. Taiwo Oluyemie

    December 5, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    well that a good news ,but don’t let celebrate EMBEZZULARSSSSSS,well is the money honest . wait pls what has she done for Nigeria in return

    • Yworry

      December 6, 2012 at 8:26 AM

      Haba…..Nigerianz…..Sometimes We talk Stupid……Must She do anythin 4 dis Country b4 u ppl Recognize her……U talk about Embezzlement……Shey Na ur MoneY She dey Embezzle….kai…Naija…Is it Nigeria dat make her Money for her??? A woman 4 dat Matter huzzle to make her own Money and u ppl re here talkin Rubbish…….She has not done anythin 4 d Country….Foolz like u ave already be Crucifyin Her….She’s not in2 Politicz Yet u talk of Embezzlement…….U beta go n ask 4 4giveness n Pray dat any of ur Family member 2 Achieve wat she has Achieve n Stop askin her to do sometin to dis God forsakin Country……

  16. pius joseph

    December 5, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Wao!!! That’s intruiging. I’l like 2 hv her contact, we could possibly share some brilliant ideas that can better more lifes pls.

  17. Chioma

    December 6, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    That’s interesting, good to know

  18. Ukpong Ezekiej

    December 6, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Boboju figure

  19. lordmabel

    December 6, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    wow!great woman.i will be like you someday

  20. nkem

    December 8, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    i hope she really got it through hardwork and not by embezzlement.God help nigeria

  21. Sholandinho

    December 20, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    C.E.O! Angeli ton pire oju reda o

  22. philip onome william

    February 6, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    Thank God for having a nigerian as d richest black woman.May the Lord help me too

  23. Chinwe Ochigbo

    July 8, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    I am proud of her infact she is my rolemodel pray to be like her

  24. Onyeocha uchechukwu

    August 13, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    I cnt belive dat dis woman is d richest woman?

  25. Azi ifeanyi says:

    July 3, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    Mummy, thank GOD 4 ur life. Ur life is a great testimony. I am very happy 4 u & also happy dat u’re a NIGERIAN. GOD bless U more as u remember the widows and ophans.

  26. Concern Citizen

    April 27, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    The fruits of hard work…..may your days be long !

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