Mrs Folorunsho Alakija is the richest black woman in the world?
According to Ventures Africa, an African business magazine and news service, Oprah Winfrey is no longer the richest black woman in the world, Mrs Folorunsho Alakija is.
Forbes said in November that Folorunsho Alakija, a billionaire oil tycoon is worth $600 million, but Ventures Africa put her worth at about $3.3 billion. They said her 60 percent stake in a $10.74 billion oil well is worth $6.44 billion.
Ventures Africa also claims that Mrs Folorunsho Alakija’s real estate portfolio is worth over $100 million, and that she acquired a property at One Hyde Park for $102 million, and also owns a Bombardier Global Express 6000 jet which she bought earlier this year for a reported $46 million.