10 Richest Women in Africa: You Need to Know
On this article is richest women in Africa. Africa is really a great continent as we used to sing when we were young, You must have known the richest man in Africa how about the richest woman in Africa? Without doubt women has also prove it that them too can stand out without the assistant of man hmm. These women has stood as a lead to other women proven that women can still accomplish their dream unlike old days when women don’t do anything or attend schools with a saying that a woman’s education end’s up in the kitchen. Above all we must agree that God is the give of all gift and these woman has obtain favor of being the richest women in Africa.
10 Richest Women in Africa
1. Isabel Dos Santos
Isabel Dos Santo is from Angola, she is the oldest daughter of the rich Angolan President, Jose Eduardo dos Santos. She is a member of the board directors of a number of companies in Angola, as well as Portugal Isabel. Dos Santos happen to be the richest woman in Africa as we speak she has a net worth over $3.7 billion. Isabel Dos Santo was born in April 20, 1973 and she is currently 43 years old.
She is a lady that has good passion for business and has good management skills, she has forth to keep the wealth of he family growing. She heads a number of major banks and media companies. She also has good interest in diamonds and oi business.
2. Folorunsho Alakija
Folorunsho Alakija is a Nigerian fashion designer and also has oil company that is involved in oil production and explorationhas. Her net worth is over $2.5 billion. She is a Nigerian business woman who happen to be in the position of second richest woman in Africa. Folorunsho was born in 1951 to the family of Chief L. A. Ogbara in Ikorodu, Lagos State Nigeria, she is 64 years of age and still retaining the position of second richest woman in Africa. Folorunsho Alakija is a fashion designer and also the Executive Director of FAMFA Oil.
She was the secretary of the International Merchant Bank before the bank was dissolved.
3. Ngina Kenyatta
Ngnina Kenatta who is known as Mama Ngina is the third richest woman in Africa popularly, she is from Kenya and happened to be former First Lady of Kenya. She is the widow of the country’s first president, Jomo KenyattaShe. Ngina Kenyatta (Mama Ngina) was born in 1933 and currently 82 years of age, but does not declare most of her wealth.
4. Hajia Bola Shagaya
Hajia Bola Shagaya is a Nigeria business woman who was born October 10, 1959 (age 57), She is a top fashion enthusiast and she is standing among the richest women in Africa. Hajia Mola Shagay is married to Alhaji Shagaya, a Kwara State-based transport mogul and she has a company that focus on real state and oil. She head as the CEO of Bolmus Group International, Her company has interest in banking, real estate and oil.
5. Wendy Appelbaum
Wendy Appelbaum is from South Africa and she take over her father’s as a director of herreal estate and insurance companies. She is the daughter of Donald Gordon, who happened to be a South African billionaire. Wnendy Applelbaum has seen every reason to keep her dad wealth growing and she has been of great improvement to her dad companies.
She among the richest Women in Africa, her company is listed on Johannesburg Securities Exchange and the company that has asset in excess of R 1 billion.
6. Wendy Ackerman
Wendy Ackerman was born in captown South Africa she started her career as a stdent, and she is now the Executive Director of Pick N Pay Holdings Limited, Her compan has branches in many African countries, including Nigeria. She is worth $190.2 million. She is in charge of the Ackerman Family Trust.
7. Irene Charnley
Irene Charnley is a business woman, she is the executive director of the largest telecommunication company in Africa MTN. Irene Charnley was born in Captown South Africa May 6, 1960 (age 57 years old). GLHer telecommunication company is all over afriica including Nigeria. she is worth $150 million.
She is one of the forces that ensured MTN could spread across several African countries. She was a director at FirstRand Bank and a host of other companies.
8. Bridget Radebe
Bridget Radebe is among the richest women in africa she was born in 1960 and she is the founder of Mmakau Mining in South Africa Coompany, her company is a mining company with interest in chrome, coal, uranium, platinum and gold mining. She is presently the president of South African Mining Development Association. She is strong n terms of business management and has never seen a reason to be relotant in area of development.
9. Sharon Wapnick
Sharon Wapnick net worth is over $43.1 million. She is a partner at TWB Attorneys which is a law firm based in Johannesburg South Africa, and also has shares in many stock companies. She made her fortune in real estate and investments. She has good interest in management and development.
10. Elizabeth Bradley
Elizabeth Bradley is the 10th richest woman in Africa with a net worth of $32 million. Her father, Albert Wessels, was who brought Toyota to South Africa in year 1961. She made her wealth via assets and investments. She has interest for development.
This is the top 10 richest women in Africa.