Tuesday, December 30, 2014

World’s Richest Black Woman Should not be compared to Oprah Winfery

Immediately the News of  Folorunsho Alakija becoming the world richest black woman went viral online, it arouse with lots of comments from Nigerians especially and others around the world who thinks, Oprah has helped so many people and hopes this lady helps people and give back. while on the other hand most people believes that Oprah and Folorunsho should not be compared together because they are two different persons who got their money from different source with distinct characteristic, what do you think ? If you have missed out from the news, Read a summarized update with link that will take you to the full article below;

DailyMail report that, Nigerian Billionaire, Folorunsho Alakija has edged past Oprah Winfery as world’s richest Black Woman, with a fortune of $7.3bn. On the other hand, Oprah Winfrey is worth $2.9billion, according to Forbes. Move over, Oprah! Nigerian billionaire unseats TV queen as the richest black woman in the world with $7.3b oil fortune


  • Mother-of-four, Folorunsho Alakija, 62, started her career as a secretary in a bank then studied fashion and launched a label but her big break was oil
  • In 1993, her company, Famfa Oil, was awarded an oil prospecting license, which later became OML 127, one of Nigeria's most prolific oil blocks
  • The company owns a 60 per cent stake in the block, valued at around $7.3 billion, Ventures Africa reports
  • According to Forbes, Oprah Winfrey is worth $2.9 billion.