These female billionaires have managed to steal some spots for themselves in Forbes list. Oprah Winfrey who for over the years was the richest has found her way down the list. Of the three richest black women, the top spot is occupied by a young African woman.
TOP 3 RICHEST BLACK WOMEN IN THE WORLD
3) FOLORUNSHO ALAKIJA – NET WORTH: $1.9BILLION (NIGERIAN)
Source of wealth: Fashion and Oil
Nigeria’s billionaire Folorunsho Alakija, is the third richest black woman. This business tycoon made her billions from oil, fashion, and printing. After working as an executive secretary at Sijuade Enterprises, Lagos, Nigeria she moved on to the former First National Bank of Chicago, now FinBank presently acquired by FCMB (First City Monument Bank) where she worked for some years before establishing a tailoring company called Supreme Stitches. Folorunsho has a foundation called the Rose of Sharon Foundation that helps widows and orphans by empowering them through scholarships and business grants.
2) OPRAH WINFREY – NET WORTH: $3 BILLION (AMERICAN)
Source of wealth: Media
Queen of All Media Oprah Winfrey is the richest African-American and North American woman. She also steals the second position of the richest black women. Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. She generated most of her wealth from her 25-year daytime TV show, (the Oprah Winfrey Show), and her Harpo Production company. Her philanthropy on the show has put her as the greatest black philanthropist in American history.
1) ISABEL DOS SANTOS – NET WORTH: $3.3 BILLION (ANGOLAN)
Source of wealth: Investments
Isabel dos Santos is the eldest daughter of Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos. She earned her wealth, from investments. At the age of 24, she started her first business by opening the Miami Beach Club, one of the first night clubs and beach restaurants on the Luanda Island. 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 more than $3 billion.