The 2 Richest Women In Africa who appeared on Forbes Billionaires 2019 list: Meet the Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos and Nigerian billionaire businesswoman Folorunsho Alakija.
Meet The 2 Richest Women In Africa

Highlight:
  • Isabel dos Santos is the Africa's richest woman and Number 8th richest person in Africa
  • Folorunsho Alakija is the second richest woman in Africa and the Number 19th richest person in Africa
1- Isabel dos Santos: $2.3 Billion
Isabel dos Santos: $2.3 Billion

Isabel dos Santos is an Angolan businesswoman, Africa's richest woman and the eldest child of Angola's former President José Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the country from 1979 to 2017.

Isabel dos Santos is the oldest daughter of Angola's longtime former president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who stepped down in fall 2017.

Her father made her head of Sonangol, Angola's state oil firm, in June 2016, but Angola's new president removed her from that role in November 2017.

Forbes research found that while Isabel's father was president, she ended up with stakes in Angolan companies including banks and a telecom firm.

She owns shares of Portuguese companies, including telecom and cable TV firm Nos SGPS.

A spokesperson for Isabel told Forbes that she "is an independent business woman and a private investor representing solely her own interests."

2- Folorunsho Alakija: $1.1 Billion
Folorunsho Alakija: $1.1 Billion

Folorunso Alakija is a Nigerian billionaire businesswoman, one of the richest African women, and one of the richest black women in the world. In 2014, she temporarily unseated Oprah Winfrey as the richest woman of African descent in the world. She is involved in the fashion, oil, real estate and printing industries.

Folorunsho Alakija is vice chair of Famfa Oil, a Nigerian oil exploration company with a stake in Agbami Oilfield, a prolific offshore asset.

Famfa Oil's partners include Chevron and Petrobras.

Alakija's first company was a fashion label whose customers included the wife of former Nigerian president Ibrahim Babangida.

The Nigerian government awarded Alakija's company an oil prospecting license in 1993, which was later converted to an oil mining lease.

The Agbami field has been operating since 2008; Famfa Oil says it will likely operate through 2024.

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