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The Richest Woman in Nigeria And her net worth
Are you wondering who the richest woman in Nigeria is? And her net worth? Then you are on the right page, we got you covered in this post.
The richest woman in Nigeria is Folorunsho Alakija, and her net worth is $ 2.5 billion as of November 2019. Source Forbes.
Richest Woman in Nigeria Folorunsho Alakija’s Early Life History
The richest woman in Nigeria, Folorunsho Alakija was born on 15 July in the year 1951. Born to a wealthy family of Chief L. An Ogbara in Lagos, she attended her primary school in the United Kingdom at about 7 years old, at the Hafodunos hall in Wales, UK
She attends a Muslim college here in Nigeria but Returns to the UK for secretarial studies which laid the foundation of her career
Folorunsho Alakija career
She started her career in the year 1974 as a secretary in Nigeria, before she then moves to serve with fin-bank, the current FCMB bank as a secretary for many years.
After she resigned to start her own tailoring Business and fashion which she named Supreme stitches. A few years later it rose to success and a massive outbreak in the fashion industry.
As the president of the fashion designer associations of Nigeria, she promoted the Nigerian culture in her creative fashion Design.
In 1997, she applied for an oil well oil procurement license (OPL) which was granted to her. About 617,000 hectares of oil block are now referred to as OPL 216. Folorunsho named it Fam Fam Nigeria limited.
Alakija is also into real estate Management. She has been listed by Forbes as one of the most powerful women in the world, alongside Okonji Iweala.
She is married to a lawyer, has 4 kids and she resides in Lagos with her family and grandchildren. Her nephew is the popular DJ Xclusive.
Folorunsho Alakija is the richest woman in Nigeria and her net worth keeps spiking daily, she is the CEO of Rose of Sharon groups, a Nongovernment organization that provides philanthropy to widows and scholarships to the less privileged, she is the Deputy Chairman of Fam fam oil Nigeria limited.
Her Official website: Folorunsho Alakija