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Oprah No Longer The Richest Black Woman; Replaced By Folorunsho Alakija by confluence: 5:06pm On Jan 07, 2015
Oh no! Say it isn’t so.

OK, put it like this. Oprah had a nice run as the world’s richest black woman, but as they say, all good things must come to an end.

O, move over ’cause Folorunsho Alakija is now the richest black woman in the world. Ventures Africa says she bested Oprah by $500 million. Alakija is estimated to worth $3.3 billion and at last count, Oprah’s in the neighborhood of about $2.7 billion, according to Forbes Magazine.

Would you believe the now billionaire Nigerian oil baroness and fashion entrepreneur started her career as a secretary at a bank in Nigeria? Yes, she most certainly did.

When she moved to England in the 80’s she studied fashion and eventually ended up starting her line called “Supreme Stitches”.

The 62 year old did well with her fashion brand but the bulk of her fortune comes from the oil business. Her company Famfa Ltd got an oil exploration license and they attained a 617,000-acre oil block which was highly lucrative.

Ventures Africa stated that her assets include a $46 million jet and a portfolio over $100 million.


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