Yes, Foloronsho Alakija, steps up (as Oprah Winfrey steps down) as the richest black woman in the world. We all knew the day was coming for the richest to come from Africa and indeed Nigeria. Folorunsho Alakija has covered the second edition (December 2013/January 2014) of Forbes Africa Woman.
Forbes said of the billionaire tagged the ‘Slick Oil Baroness‘:
And so it came to pass recently that 62-year-old Folorunsho Alakija, the oil baroness from Nigeria, became known as the richest black woman in the world. Alakija, however, is profoundly uncomfortable with the ‘super-rich’ tag. She believes that she is far more than just her fabulous wealth.
Be sure to get a copy of this issue of Forbes Africa Woman.