They say ”what a man can do a woman can do better”. Some women have taken this statement all too seriously and have left many men on their trails in the finance freedom race. They have shown that a woman has a lot to offer. In the past, women rarely had wealth of their own, but these days, there are almost more financially independent women than men. In celebration of these outstanding women, here is a list to show the richest among them to you.
1. Folorunsho Alakija
She is no doubt, the richest woman in Nigeria. Folorunsho Alakija has maintained this role for a very long time and she is not planning on letting go. with a worth of over 2 billion dollars, she was formerly known as the richest black in Nigeria. She is the executive director of Famfa oil, an oil and gas exploration and production company. Her company is worth over 600 million dollars as of today. She was the secretary of the International Merchant Bank of Nigeria, one of the very first Banks in Nigeria. She is also a fashion designer and her fashion company is one of the best in Nigeria.
2. Bola Shagaya
Hajia Bola Shagaya is rated as the 4th richest in Africa. She is a very successful businesswoman and has a lot of companies under her name. She is the chief executive officer of Bolmus Group International and a board member of Unity Bank Plc. Her company is diversified and are involved in different aspects of the Nigerian economy. She is into photography, communication, banking, real estate, and oil.
Although a lot of her wealth comes from oil and gas, other businesses have been very supportive. She has properties all over Nigeria and in other countries and a private jet worth over 30 million dollars. It was rumored that she bought herself a Gulfstream G650 aircraft for her birthday. Her net worth is about 1.9 billion dollars.
3. Daisy Danjuma
She is regarded as the richest female entrepreneur in Nigeria. She is the wife of one of the richest man in Nigeria, General Theophilus Danjuma. According to Forbes, her net worth is around 1.71 billion dollars.
4. Hajiya Dr. Mariya Dantata
Hajiya Mariya Dantata is the mother to Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Nigeria. Some people say she is the third richest woman in Nigeria. Nobody actually knows net worth because she is extremely quiet. But for her to be the wife Dantata and the mother of Dangote, go figure.
5. Fifi Jinadu
She is the great-granddaughter of King James Ekpo Bassey of Cobham town in Calabar. She is worth over 600 million dollars.
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