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Ten things you didn't know about Nigeria's Richest Woman, Folorunso Alakija as she clocks 66!


Nigeria's richest woman, Folorunso Alakija clocks 66 today! She is the Richest black woman in the world and a Nigerian businesswoman.

Here are Ten things you didn't know about Nigeria's Richest Woman, Folorunso Alakija as she clocks 66!
  1. In 2014 she unseated Oprah Winfrey as the richest woman of African descent in the world
  2. She has an estimated net worth of over $2.1 billion!
  3. She is listed as the second most powerful woman in Africa after Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the 87th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes
  4. She born  to the family of Chief L. A. Ogbara in Ikorodu, Lagos State. 
  5. At age seven, she travelled to the United Kingdom to begin a four-year primary education at Dinorben School for Girls in Hafodunos Hall in Llangernyw, Wales.
  6. She studied secretarial studies at Pitman's Central College, London.
  7. She also studied fashion design at the American College, London and the Central School of Fashion.
  8. Folorunsho has a foundation called the Rose of Sharon Foundation that helps widows and orphans by empowering them through scholarships and business grants.
  9. Folorunsho married a lawyer, Modupe Alakija in November 1976.
  10. She has four sons. Her nephew is the Nigerian, DJ Xclusive. 
Happy birthday ma, Age with Grace

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