The Richest Black Woman
In The World

So who the richest black woman in the world? Is it Oprah Winfrey or another woman?

It used to be Oprah Winfrey. With her influence and power and her media empire, one would never have thought it was possible to unseat the talk show queen.

However, one lady from Nigeria did the impossible. Her name is  Folorunsho Alakija and she is an oil tycoon. Hosting a talk show with millions of fans is one thing. But producing oil that the whole world thirst after and needs will propel anyone into the billionaire list. 

Folorunsho Alakija was a former secretary in a bank who later studied fashion and launched her own label.  The oil tycoon is the owner of FAMFA oil and the company owns 60% of a large block of oil in Nigeria. According to some reports, her net worth ranges from $3.2 Billion to $7.3 Billion.

However, Forbes in March 2014 listed her net worth to be only $2.5 Billion. Depending on which report you believe, Oprah Winfrey might still be the richest black woman in the world. But one thing is for sure, Folorunsho Alakija is a very very rich woman and she will definitely be the envy of many women in the world.

*Oprah's net worth according to Forbes is $2.9 Billion.

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References:

Forbes (The ultimate site for billionaire rankings)

CelebrityNetWorth (The ultimate site for net worth of celebrities)

TheRichest (Great site for things about money and rich people)

Wikipedia (Greatest site on earth for lots of information)