Friday, 25 January 2013


Forbes gathered a recent report on a woman (Isabel dos Santos) who is now believed to be the richest black woman in the world, displacing the Nigerian business mogul, Folorunsho Alakija that got the position few months ago from Oprah Winfrey...Isabel's net worth is said to be more than one billion dollars, according to Forbes.

Over the past few years Isabel dos Santos, the oldest daughter of Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, has been buying more shares of publicly traded companies in Portugal, including shares in a bank and a cable TV company. Those stakes, combined with assets Isabel dos Santos owns in at least one bank in Angola, have pushed her net worth over the $1 billion mark, according to research by FORBES, making the 40-year-old Africa’s first woman billionaire.

Let me inform you that Folorunsho Alakja started her career in 1974 as an Executive secretary at Sijuade Enterprises in Nigeria...She is the Group Managing Director of The Rose of Sharon Group which consists of The Rose of Sharon Prints & Promotions Limited and Digital Reality Prints Limited and the Executive Vice Chairman of Famfa Oil Limited (an indigenous oil exploration and production company). Folorunsho Alakija has been named in December 2012 as the richest black woman in the world with a networth of $3.3 billion according to Forbes.

Alakija displaced Oprah who was once the richest black woman... and now, it seems the battle has just begun as more women might be springing surprises about their financial assets...