Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Yayy! Nigeria’s Folorunsho Alakija Becomes World’s Richest Black Woman

Now this is BIG! Oprah Winfrey is no longer the world’s richest black woman. That distinction now belongs to Nigerian oil baroness and fashionista, Folorunsho Alakija, Time reports.

Alakija is worth at least $3.3 billion, about $300 million more than American television personality Oprah.

The 62-year-old started her career as a secretary at the erstwhile Merchant Bank of Nigeria, but moved to England in the early 1980s to study fashion design. She then returned to set up a high-end label called Supreme Stitches. However, a significant proportion of Alakija’s fortune comes from an oil-exploration license granted to her company Famfa Ltd. in 1993.


29 comments:

  1. let the huuu's and ahhh's beging. lmao.. ladies start making your own money...
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  2. Congrats to her.

    @iyke via Airtel SIM

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  3. Nigerian women are the ones making us proud

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    1. But lives in the poorest country surrounded by poor neighbours. What a shame.

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    2. What should she do? Can she change the world? Direct your anger to Mr President

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  4. Dear lord...I need oil well


    I need it so bad

    Watch d space..... Someday I wil be so rich n famous



    @Galore

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  5. Dear lord...I need oil well


    I need it so bad

    Watch d space..... Someday I wil be so rich n famous



    @Galore

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  6. What is big about a corrupt woman amassing wealth which she acquired in a very corrupt process?

    Oprah built her empire from scratch through her talent and hardwork, and has donated half of her wealth to worthy causes.

    Which monumental charity is associated with Madam alakija?

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    1. Jealousy she has her our foundation

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    2. Can you prove that? You think it's easy to build a biz empire. Lazy bones. Lucian.

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    3. Jealous much?

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  7. Even with the money she has....She's still a very pleasant woman. Congrats ma'am...


    Do your best and leave the rest.

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  8. Yay!who run d wooorld?ladies!!congrats to her ooo beautiful woman with wealth everything just complete.God bless her.

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  9. What value is the money if she doesn't use it to leave a positive impact on her environment and touch peoples live what is. Her staff strength? How many people can come and say folorunsho akakija has been a blessing

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  10. She's an inspiration to me.........very soon me sef go b rich n famous




    Menzo

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  11. She's an inspiration to me.........very soon me sef go b rich n famous




    Menzo

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  12. She's an inspiration to me.........very soon me sef go b rich n famous




    Menzo

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  13. Ladun's biggest fan30 December, 2014 18:27

    With her Medusa style head gear..

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  14. This is a very disgusting comparison. Oprah worked her ass out to earn every single dollar while this woman a mere tailor was dashed an oil bloc which fortunately struck oil at some point.

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    1. Our people will never support their own. Always beefing. Everybody has to start somewhere, wether you were dashed or somebody gave you, you still need to start somewhere. It least she was dashed, she didn't steal it.

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  15. Ladun, she has been the richest black woman for more than a year now.

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  16. Ladun at least report the story truthfully. The oil bloc wasn't granted to her company. It was dashed to her by Maryam Babangida...it was thereafter she set up the company.

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  17. The reason why a lot of Nigerian millionaires and billionaires are not celebrated globally is because a lot of them got rich, richer and (or stayed rich) because they got their through monopoly, intimidation, corruption, greed and the list goes on. A lot of Nigerians are always quick to salute anyone with money even if the person robbed the nation blind to acquire that money. Carry on.

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