It is a fact that lots of questions that are related to black billionaires are being asked on a daily basis, having some examples like who are the richest black women in the world? Who are the top 10 richest black people in the world? Who is the richest black man in the world? The question remains endless. I have already written and updated posts on the top 10 richest black people in the world, comprising both males and females. So, this time around, this post is specifically all about the richest black women in the world revealing their net worth. You should also note that the list will be updated periodically to give you the current top 10 as it stands.
The richest women in Africa include women like Folorunsho Alakija (Nigeria), Isabel Dos Santos (Angola), Hajia Bola Shagaya (Nigeria), Ngina Kenyatta (Kenya), and lots more. Their wealth and popularity came as a result of their talent and hard work. From the few names I have mentioned, you will observe that many rich and talented women are from Nigeria. Though this list crosses the shores of Africa (since we have black women all over the world), so you will get to see other wealthy black women from a non-African country. So read on as you get to see the Top 10 richest black women in the world (updated list).
Top 10 Richest Black Women in The World (Updated List)
Before setting your eyes on the list, there is a similar message coming from the richest black women in the world to all their female counterparts, and it is that they should be patient, continue in their hard work and stick to their determination to become rich. You never know, If you are a woman reading this, your name might appear on the Forbes list of richest black women in the world someday.
- Isabel Dos Santos
Net Worth: $3.35 Billion
The top on the list of richest black women in the world is Isabel Dos Santos. She is the daughter of the president of Angola, who has been ruling the country since 1979. Isabel became rich due to her many investments in business activities, and at the moment she is the richest black woman in Africa and the world at large.
- Folorunsho Alakija
Net Worth: $3.3 Billion
Folorunsho Alakija is the richest woman in Nigeria at the moment. Her businesses and primary sources of wealth include; Model, Printing, and Oil business. Little wonder she is a popular business tycoon and oil mogul in Nigeria. She started her business activity as far back as the 1970s when she began her fashion studies in London. When she returned back to her country (Nigeria), she started the “Supreme Stitches” agency, where her main clients are Nigerian women of caliber. She later found Famfa Oil Limited, which is contributing to a larger portion of her wealth today.
- Oprah Winfrey
Net Worth: $3 Billion
Oprah Winfrey hails from the United States of America, and she is currently the third richest black woman in the world. She made the majority of her net worth from her twenty-five years of TV presentation. She is also making many earnings from her Harpo production company.
- Sheila Crump Johnson
Net Worth: $740 million
Sheila Crump Johnson is a co-founder of Black Entertainment Television Network and owns many properties like luxury resorts and mansions. She currently holds the 4th position in the top 10 list of richest black women in the world.
- Hajia Bola Shagaya
Net Worth: $630 million
Hajia Bola Shagaya is the second richest woman in Nigeria and the 5th richest black woman in the world. She is also one the most successful entrepreneurs in Africa, as she owns a conglomerate with holdings in real estate, banking, oil, photography, and communication companies. She owns many real estate properties in the United States of America and Europe.
Net Worth: $450 million
The popular female American music icon, Beyonce Knowles Carter, is one of the most successful recording artists on the surface of the earth. She has several million-dollar deals and contracts with many prominent companies and corporations across the world. She is also the owner of Parkwood Entertainment Production Company, and she is presently one of the richest black women in the world.
- Ngina Kenyatta
Net Worth: $515 million
Her Excellency, Ngina Kenyatta is one of the richest black women in Africa. She is the widow of the former Kenyan president, and she keeps controlling her family businesses. The businesses owned by her family include those of manufacturing, banking, farming, and real estate. She also a principal shareholder of the most luxurious hotel in Kenya.
- Wendy Appelbaum
Country: South Africa
Net Worth: $310 million
Wendy Donna Appelbaum is an entrepreneur and the owner of the chair of the De Morgenzen Wine estate. She served as the co-founder and deputy chairman of Women’s Investment Portfolio Limited (Wiphold), the first women-controlled company to list on the Johannesburg Securities exchange. She is among the richest women in Africa as she invested her money in several profitable ventures.
- Bridgette Radebe
Country: South Africa
Net Worth: $145 million
Bridgette Radebe is among the richest black women in the world as is the founder of the biggest mining companies in South Africa known as Mmakau Mining. At the moment, she is the head of the South African Mining Development Association. Her business deals specifically with the mining of natural resources such as coal, uranium, platinum, and gold.
Net Worth: $75 million
Nicki Minaj is one of the most famous and rich female rappers in the world. Her successful music career has already brought her fame and places her among the richest black women in the world.
The list of richest black women in the world remains endless since there are many black women in the world that have attained the great height of success. But we choose to cut the ranking down to the first top 10. Many of these women hail from the African continent, and they are sending out the important message that every black woman can become wealthy. All you need to do as a black woman is work hard, and never be afraid of difficulties.