The fact that any general list of the richest people in a particular location is usually dominated by men. However, we have decided to bring to your focus some of the most successful black women in their various fields.
This list comprises popular black women who have diligently secured a name and reputation for themselves. We bring you the list of the top 10 richest black women in the world.
Richest Black Women in the World
1. Oprah Winfrey ($2.7 Billion)
Oprah Winfrey is currently the richest black woman in the world with a net worth of $2.7 billion. She is also one of the most popular women in the world.
Oprah Winfrey is a well-known TV personality who is famous for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is also a producer, actress, and is now known to be the biggest black female philanthropist.
2. Isabella dos Santos ($2 Billion)
Isabella dos Santos is regarded as the first female billionaire in Africa. She is the first daughter and child of Jose Eduardo, a former president of Angola.
Isabella dos Santos is a businesswoman and the CEO of the Miami Beach Club. She is currently number 2 on this list with a net worth of $2 billion
3. Folorunso Alakija ($1 Billion)
With a net worth of $1 billion, Folorunso Alakija takes the position of the 3rd richest black woman in the world. She is the CEO of Rose of Sharon Group and also the head of Famfa Oil Limited. Her niche of business includes oil, real estate, and fashion.
4. Ngina Kenyatta ($1 Billion)
Number 4 on the list of richest black women in the world is Ngina Kenyatta with a net worth of $1 billion. She is the former first lady to the first president of Kenya and also the mother of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
She has investments in various companies in the country which are involved in manufacturing, real estate, banking, and so on.
5. Sheila Crump Johnson ($750 Million)
Sheila Crump Johnson is the co-founder of BET (Black Entertainment Television) and also the CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resort.
She also has investments in some sports franchises including the Washington Capitals of NHL, Washington Wizards of NBA, and Washington Mystics of WNBA. She is 5th on this list with a net worth of $750 million.
6. Hajia Bola Shagaya ($630 Million)
Hajia Bola Shagaya is currently the 6th richest black woman in the world with a net worth of $630 million.
She is a Nigerian businesswoman, managing director of Practoil Limited, a board member in Unity Bank, and patron of the Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria.
7. Beyoncé ($400 Million)
Beyoncé is another renowned name on this list. She is one of the most influential musicians in the world. She is married to Jay Z who is also one of the richest musicians in the world.
Together, they make up the richest celebrity couple in the world. Beyoncé is the 7th richest black woman in the world with a net worth of $400 million.
8. Wendy Appelbaum ($300 Million)
Wendy Appelbaum is one of the richest women in South Africa. She heads De Morgenzon Wine Estate and she is the daughter of Donald Gordon, the founder of Liberty Group. Her net worth is $300 million.
9. Rosalind Brewer ($13.3 Million)
Number 9 in this list is Rosalind Brewer with a net worth of $13.3 million. She is the first black CEO of Sam’s Club. And also, the COO of Starbucks, arguably the largest coffee brand in the world.
10. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey ($500,000)
She was the first black CEO of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She also has huge stakes in General Electric Co. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey is the 10th richest black woman in the world with a net worth of $500,000.
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