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TOP 10 RICHEST WOMEN IN AFRICA

Name Net Worth Country

1 Isabel Dos Santos $2.2 billion Angola
2 Folorunso Alakija $1 billion Nigerian
3 Ngina Kenyatta $1 billion Kenya
4 Hajia Bola Hajaya $630 million Nigerian
5 Wendy Appelbaum $152 million South African
6 Wendy Ackerman $111.5 million South African
7 Irene Charnley $88 million South African
8 Bridget Radebe $58.7 million South African
9 Sharon Wapnick $25.4 million South African
10 Elizabeth Bradley $19.4 million

  1. Isabel Dos Santos

Isabel Dos Santos is the richest woman in Africa with an estimated net worth of $2.2 and the daughter of the famous Angolan president Jose Eduardo Dos Santos

Today she owns several companies and businesses, her first business venture was on the opening of her Miami Beach in 1997.

She owns a stake in different companies which includes: Unitel S.A, Zon Multimedia, Banco Espirito Santo, Banco Portugues de Investimentos, and Energias de Portugal.

  1. Folorunso Alakija

Folorunso Alakija is a Nigerian businesswoman who made her wealth from oil and gas, fashion printing industries, and real estate.

Alakija was born in Lagos, Nigeria on 15 July 1951. She started in the 1970s with supreme stitches now known as Rose 0f Sharon House of Fashion

The second richest woman in Africa is Alakija with an estimated net worth of $1 billion. She is the executive director of FAMFA OIL which is her family-owned business.

  1. Ngina Kenyatta

Ngina Kenyatta popularly known as “Mama Ngina” has an estimated net worth of $1 billion. She was born in Kenya on 24 June 1933.

Kenyatta is the mother of Uhuru Kenyatta the current president of Kenya, the former first lady of Kenya, and the widow of the first president of Kenya.

Currently, Mama Ngina is in charge of the family’s company, which includes banking, farming, education, insurance, manufacturing, and real estate.

  1. Hajia Bola Hajaya

Hajia Bola Hajaya is one of the top 10 richest women in Africa and the second richest woman in Nigeria. She has an estimated net worth of $630 million.

Hajiya was born in an average-income family, Hajaya didn’t relent and now she is the CEO Bolmus group of companies and the founder of Voyage oil.

She is a member of Nigerian focused business group called National Economic Partnership for African Development(NEPAD).

  1. Wendy Appelbaum

Wendy Appelbaum is the daughter of South African billionaire Sir Donald Gordon. She is one of the top 10 richest women in Africa and currently the richest woman in South Africa with ab estimated net worth of $152 million

She started her career in her father’s real estate company as a director and currently, she owns Demorgenzon wine estate.

Wendy won several accolades for her first vintage wine called Chenin Blanc for its unique taste.

  1. Wendy Ackerman

Wendy Ackerman with an estimated net worth of $111.5 million is one of the richest women in Africa and the second richest woman in South Africa

Ackerman is the non-executive director of a retail company(pick and pay holdings limited) founded by her husband and a South African retail tycoon.

Ackerman was born in cape town south Africa and her business interest is mainly centered on retail.

  1. Irene Charnley

Irene Charnley is a businesswoman who invests in telecommunication. She has an estimated net worth of $88 million and was born on 6 May I960 in South Africa.

Charnley was a former negotiator for the South African National Union of Minework for 13years.

Irene worked with MTN, Africa’s largest telecommunication company. she set up her own telecommunication company called Smiles Communication after working with MTN.

Her smiles telecom company is said to be worth $58 million.

  1. Bridget Radebe

Bridget Radebe is one of the richest women in Africa whose business interest is in mining with an estimated net worth of $58.7 million.

Radebe owns her own mining firm called and she specializes in chrome, uranium platinum vanadium, and coal. She is from South Africa and was born on 26 February 1960

  1. Sharon Wapnick

Sharon Wapnick is one of the richest women in Africa with an estimated net worth of $25.4 million.

Wapnicks father’s wealth and influence made people often trace her wealth to her father Alex Wapnick.

She holds a business in real estate, corporate matters, and other business ventures.

  1. Elizabeth Bradley

Elizabeth Bradley is the non-executive chair of the Wasco Investment limited. She owns a stake at Tongaat Hullet and Sasol an integrated energy and chemical company

She is one of the richest women in Africa with an estimated net worth of $19.4 million.

Below is a brief summary of the Top 10 Richest Women In Africa (2022)

Isabel Dos Santos
Folorunso Alakija
Ngina Kenyatta
Hajia Bola Hajaya
Wendy Appelbaum
Wendy Ackerman
Irene Charnley
Bridget Radebe
Sharon Wapnick
Elizabeth Bradley

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