CLOSE

1. Hajia Bola Shagaya

Shagaya is a Nigerian businesswoman and fashion enthusiast with an estimated net worth of $600 million.

2. Alice Walker

The novelist, best known for writing The Color Purple (which won her a Pulitzer Award), has a net worth of $300 million.

3. Cathy Hughes

'The Ultimate Merger' New York Premiere Source:Getty

Hughes became the first and only African-American woman to head a publicly traded corporation when her TV One network went public in 1988. She currently has a net worth of $460 million.

4. Isabel dos Santos

The 45-year old is an Angolan businesswoman, Africa’s richest woman and the eldest child of Angola’s former President José Eduardo dos Santos. She has an estimated net worth of $3.5 billion.

5. Mama Ngina Kenyatta

84-year-old Mama Ngina”, is the former First Lady of Kenya. The Kenyatta family has investments in banking, education, farming, hospitality, insurance, manufacturing and real estate, though Mama Kenyatta likes to keep a low profile.

6. Wendy Appelbaum

Appelbaum is the owner of De Morgenzen Wine Estate and is listed as South Africa’s richest woman with a net worth of around $600 million.

7. Folorunso Alakija

The 61-year-old Nigerian billionaire is a fashion designer and Executive Director of FAMFA Oil, the gas and oil exploration and production company.

8. Bridgette Radebe

Radebe, who started out as a mineworker, is the founder of the company Mmakau Mining which mines coal, chrome, gold, uranium and platinum

9. Janice Bryant Howroyd

Janice is founder and Chief Executive Officer of The ACT-1 Group, the largest privately held, woman owned workforce solutions company founded in the U.S. She has a net worth of $420 million.

You May Also Like