Folorunsho Alakija Africa’s Richest Woman


Forbes named Mrs Folorunsho Alakija as the richest woman in Africa according to its November 2012 edition.

She ventured into the oil business many years back; she has an oil bloc that pulls in N157 million a day. Yes, you read right!

She is the Vice Chairman of Famfa Oil and Gas limited and has emerged the richest woman in Africa according to Forbes November 2012 edition, with a net worth of $600million, which is about N94 billion.

And when asked if she ever finds time to go into the kitchen amidst her busy schedule; Alikija replied

Absolutely! Just yesterday, I still cooked beans for my church fellowship members. I always cook when my husband is in the country. I’ve had cooks for years, but there’s always a difference when you add your own personal touch.

Mrs Folorunsho Alakija and Husband Modupe

The 61 year old former FADAN president is married and has four children, she also runs a charity organisation, known as Rose of Sharon Foundation, that helps widows in Nigeria.