In the past, women were constrained to raising kids and kitchen duty and that went on for years, however, times have changed and women have really stepped up and are taking the lead in various sectors of the economies around the globe. Even in Nigeria, we have women leaders in many areas. Below are some of the richest women in Nigeria.
1. Folorunsho Alakija
Folorunsho Alakija was born 15th July 1951 in Ikorodu, Lagos State. She studied fashion designing in the United Kingdom after which she came back to Nigeria to establish a fashion company. Fashion design fetched her some wealth over the years, and for a time, she was the secretary of the International Merchant Bank of Nigeria which happened to be among the first banks to be established in the African continent.
Alakija is the current Executive Director of FAMFA Oil – a company that is engaged in the production and exploration of oil and gas in Nigeria. Oil exploration and production is what produced the bulk of her fortune. According to our sources, her company is worth over $600 million. Her net worth is over $2.1 billion (N350 billion), she is into real estate that fetches her over a $100 million and she owns a private jet worth $46 million.