Folorunsho Alakija (Photo courtesy FolorunshoeAlakija.com)
Folorunsho Alakija (Photo courtesy FolorunshoeAlakija.com)

(InformationNigeria.com)—Fashion designer turned oil tycoon, Chief (Mrs) Folorunsho Alakija, is now officially the richest black woman in the world with an estimated net worth of $7.3 billion.

To sit atop that envious position, Alakija, 62, had to displace media mogul, Oprah Winfrey, who has an estimated fortune of $2.9 billion, according to Forbes.

Currently, Africa boasts 55 billionaires and they’re worth a staggering $143.88 billion in total, according to pan-African magazine, Ventures Africa.

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