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Who is the richest woman in Africa? Ever asked that question?

Yes we hear of richest man often. This could possibly be because men are known to be the regular hustlers in Africa.

To say the fact, gone are the days when a woman’s place end in the kitchen, women are also making great wave when it comes to riches and wealth. Why not check out this list of the richest women in Africa.

Who Is the Richest Woman In Africa?

Isabel dos Santos is the richest African woman. She is an Angolan with a net worth of $2.3 billion.

Although the figures of the richest woman in Africa cannot be compared to that of the richest African man, her figures are still significant and she is ranked as the 8th richest even amidst the men in Africa. Really, she deserves applause.

List of the Top 10 Richest Women in Africa

Here comes the list of the top ten richest women in Africa starting with Isabel dos Santos net worth.

1. Isabel dos Santos (Net Worth $2.3 billion)

richest woman in Africa Isabel dos santos

The princess as she is fondly called is the first child of former president of Angola, president Jose Eduardo dos Santos and the richest black African woman.

She was born with a silver spoon and she took great advantage of this as she made some of her wealth through connections as per her father being the president.

However she independently made some investments in oil, diamonds, telecommunications, media, banks, cement and many more.

She is married to Sindika Dokolo and she is blessed with three children.

  • Full Name : Isabel dos Santos
  • Nationality : Angolan
  • Date of birth : 1st April 1973
  • Country Of Residence : Angola
  • Net Worth : $2.3 billion
  • Folorunsho Alakija (Net Worth $1.54 billion)

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2. Folorunsho Alakija (Net Worth $1.54 Billion)

Folorunsho-Alakija - the second richest woman in Africa

Folorunsho Alakija is the richest woman in Nigeria and the second richest woman in Africa. She started with a fashion company known as supreme stitches after which she invested in printing.

Meanwhile, Folorunsho Alakija made the bulk of her wealth from oil exploration. She is the executive vice chairman of Famfa oil limited. She is the first female chancellor in Nigeria and one of the most powerful women in the world.

She is married to Modupe Alakija and she is blessed with 4 children

  • Full Name : Folorunsho Alakija
  • Nationality : Nigerian
  • Date of birth : 15th July 1951
  • Country Of Residence : Nigeria
  • Net Worth : $1.54 billion

3. Hajia Bola Shagaya ( Net Worth $1.1billion)

Hajia Bola Shagaya - richest african woman

Hajia Bola Shagaya is the third richest woman in Africa. She is a business tycoon and a fashion maven. She began by importing photographic materials into West Africa plus she made vast investment in real estate.

She is a board member of Unity Bank Plc – one of the top banks in Nigeria. Besides, she is the managing director of Practoil limited and voyage oil and gas limited. She is married to Alhaji Shagaya and they are blessed with 6 children.

  • Full Name : Bola Shagaya
  • Nationality : Nigerian
  • Date of birth : 10th October 1959
  • Country Of Residence : Nigeria
  • Net Worth : $1.1 billion

4. Ngina Kenyatta (Net Worth $1 Billion)

Ngina Kenyatta the Richest women in Africa list

Mama Ngina was once the first lady of Kenya. She got her wealth from real estate, banking, media and hotel management. She has many ranches and plantations.

She is a stakeholder in Kenyan Television station and the founder of the largest dairy company (Brookside dairies). All of these makes her the 4th richest woman in Africa and one of the female African billionaires.

  • Full Name : Ngina Kenyatta
  • Nationality : Kenyan
  • Date of birth : 24th June 1933
  • Country Of Residence : Kenya
  • Net Worth : $1 billion

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5. Patricia Poku Diaby (Net Worth $720 million)

Patricia Poku Diaby richest females in Africa

Patricia is the richest woman in Ghana and the fifth richest woman in Africa. She has being well inclined to business from a very tender age, as she has being involved in the family’s trading and transportation business.

Presently she is the CEO and founder of plot enterprise. This company is involved in cocoa and cotton processing.

The company is with over 200 employees and it produces large amount of cocoa which is exported to Europe, Australia, Asia and even West Africa.

  • Full Name : Patricia Poku Diaby
  • Nationality : Ghanaian
  • Country Of Residence : Ghana
  • Net Worth : $720 million

As rich as these women are their net worth isn’t up to the worth of the richest Nigerian man.

More List of the Richest Black Woman In Africa

That’s not all; black women are not in any way relenting in their effort at all. There are still many others who say men are not the only ones who can make money and be wealthy.

Follow through the remaining list to see these successful women.

6. Wendy Appelbaum (Net Worth $259.3 million)

Wendy Appelbaum South Africa's richest woman today

The 6th richest woman in Africa is Wendy Appelbaum. It is not surprising to see that she is one of the richest women in Africa as she is the only daughter of the South African mogul Donald Gordon.

She is a major shareholder in her father’s insurance and real estate firms although she later sold the shares to become cash rich.

She is the director at a mining and finance company, Co founder and deputy chairman of women’s investment portfolio limited and she also own a wine estate in Stellenbosch.

  • Full Name : Wendy Appelbaum
  • Nationality : South African
  • Country Of Residence : South Africa
  • Net Worth : $259.3 million

7. Wendy Ackerman (Net Worth $190.2 million)

Wendy Ackerman pick and pay founder
Wendy Ackerman pick and pay founder and husband

This is the second richest woman in South Africa. Wendy Ackerman is such an exceptional entrepreneur whose retail biz account for half of South Africa’s largest retail outlets.

She is a great philanthropist and she inspires young entrepreneurs. Wendy is regarded as the most powerful woman in business.

  • Full Name : Wendy Ackerman
  • Nationality : South African
  • Country Of Residence : South Africa
  • Net Worth : $190.2 million

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8. Irene Charnely (Net Worth $160 million)

Irene Charnely richest black women in Africa

Irene is rated as the 8th richest woman in Africa. Her riches comes from being a board member of Johnic Telecommunication Media, stakeholder at  the black economic empowerment movement, CEO smile telecoms holdings ltd, and an executive director for MTN.

Irene is also a seasoned business woman.

  • Full Name : Irene Charnely
  • Nationality : South African
  • Country Of Residence : South Africa
  • Net Worth : $160 million

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9. Bridget Radebe (Net worth $100 million)

Bridget Radebe - Africa's richest females

This hardworking woman started as an ordinary miner never minding the fact that she is of a female gender.

She is now an owner of a mining company in South Africa with operations in gold, platinum, coal and chrome mining. Also, she is the president of South African mining development association.

She is married to Justice Minister Jeff Radebe

  • Full Name : Bridget Radebe
  • Nationality : South African
  • Country Of Residence : South Africa
  • Net Worth : $100 million

10. Sharon Wapnick (Net worth $43.1 million)

Sharon Wapnick - top ten richest women in Africa

  Sharon who is the 10th richest woman in Africa made her wealth from investments in real estate. At present, she is the director of Octodec investments limited and premium properties limited.

  • Full Name : Sharon Wapnick
  • Nationality : South African
  • Country Of Residence : South Africa
  • Net Worth : $43.1 million

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers with the net worth of $49.3 billion is the richest woman in the world. You can read more about the top 10 richest women in the world

Richest Woman In Africa (Summary)

Did you observe that most of these women in this list of the richest woman in Africa have a stable family? Hence, being rich does not nullify a stable family. You can still keep your home and still practice what you know best.

It does not have to be just being a slay mama with empty brain. These women still slay even at their present age but they are full of ideas.

Bridget Radebe started as an ordinary miner worker, but she had a goal and she pressed on. Today she is the 9th richest woman in Africa.

Who says you cannot become one of the richest women in Africa some day? You can! Start somewhere and start something.