Richest Woman in Nigeria (Updated [year])

Nigeria as a country has a list of powerful and influential people who are making waves around the globe, both male and female irrespective. In this article, we would discuss the richest woman in Nigeria.

Folorunsho Alakija is the richest woman in Nigeria. She is a Billionaire and a Philanthropist, her net worth is estimated to be up to $1 Billion. Her source of wealth can be traced to her involvement in fashion, real estate, oil, and printing industries.


Folorunsho Alakija was born on 15th July 1951. The 71-year-old Billionaire Businesswoman was ranked by Forbes as the richest woman in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $1 Billion as of 2020.

Folorunsho Alakija is the Group Managing Director of The Rose of Sharon Group which consists of The Rose of Sharon Prints & Promotions Limited, and Digital Reality Prints Limited. She is also the executive vice-chairman of Famfa Oil Limited.


She is also the second richest woman in Africa. She was listed as the second most powerful woman in Africa, only behind Ngozi Okonjo-Iwela as of 2015. The same year, she was listed as the 87th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.

NameFolorunsho Alakija
Place of BirthIkorodu, Lagos State
Date of Birth15th of July, 1951 (71)
SpouseModupe Alakija

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