These are Africa's richest women right now

Folorunso Alakija, Nigeria's richest woman
  • Nigeria's Folorunso Alakija and Isabel dos Santos of Angola are the two richest women in Africa.
  • They have a combined net worth of $3.2 billion, according to Forbes.
  • Nigeria's Aliko Dangote maintains his position as the richest man in Africa for the 9th year in a row.

Nigeria's Folorunso Alakija and Isabel dos Santos of Angola are the two richest women in Africa with a combined net worth of $3.2 billion, according to Forbes estimates.

According to the report, 20 Africa's wealthiest people are richer in 2019 than 2018 with combined worth at $73.4 billion, and Nigeria's Aliko Dangote maintained his position as the richest man for the 9th year in a row.

Dangote is the owner of Dangote conglomerate with interest in cement, sugar, and others. He is currently working on his refinery business in Lagos, Nigeria.

Here's how the richest women ranked among the member of Africa's 3-comma club:

Folorunso Alakija

The 68-year-old oil magnate is one of the richest black women in the world and the owner of Famfa Oil Limited, a Nigerian oil exploration company.

  • Worth estimate: $1 billion
  • Source: Oil and Gas
  • Nigeria

Isabel dos Santos

The 43-year-old Angolan businesswoman is the eldest child of Angola's former President José Eduardo.

  • Worth estimate: $2.2 billion
  • Source: Investments
  • Angola.

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