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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Mrs Folorunsho Alakija is the richest black woman in the world?

That is if you believe Ventures Africa, an African business magazine and news service. According to them, Oprah Winfrey is no longer the richest black woman in the world, Mrs Folorun Alajika is. Forbes said in November that the billionaire oil tycoon is worth $600 million, but Ventures Africa put her worth at about $3.3 billion. They said her 60 percent stake in a $10.74 billion oil well is worth $6.44 billion.

VA also claims that Mrs Alakija's real estate portfolio is worth over $100 million, and that she acquired a property at One Hyde Park for $102 million, and also owns a Bombardier Global Express 6000 jet which she bought earlier this year for a reported $46 million.

See their full report HERE

136 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh please enough of this hype. What of Oprah who never stole one dollar?

Anonymous said...

I feel. You (´⌣`ʃƪ)


Also check HypeHit

Anonymous said...

Wow c smbdy's worth ooo bt de richer dan oprah?hmmmmm dnt knw abt dat hw sure r they

Anonymous said...

Ventures is full of fake news they recently published an article that NIKON the Japanese camera co now has a branch in Nigeria I rang Nikon here in uk and the told me they only Egypt and south africa as their only outlet in the continent. Morons!

Olufunmi said...

uhmmm hard to believe

Anonymous said...

So what does that make her husband who is the Chairman of their oil and gas companies and her grown sons?

omotayo said...

Linda, no allow thief go waylay this woman o.

Topless said...

So much money. I hope she still has a family. Running such a business and a family at the same time is not an easy task, one must suffer.

BLOGLORD said...

Very seriously, u all should open a trust fund for me, i need to buy a jet as well.

#straightface#

Anonymous said...

Eehhh lucky woman

Anonymous said...

Blood of GOD!!!!! My Role Model! Dear Lord of Hosts, you see my heart, answer me when I call- Amen!

Patience said...

Wow! Am so impressed this is coming from Nigeria. Congrats Maam! Sincerely, I would like to work this woman to gain from her abundant knowledge and wealth of experience. She is my role model. Very proud of her.

Anonymous said...

Chai...c hw dz peep dey cal millon dollarz...God dey sha....thumbs up anyway mrs alakija...sanmibidex#

Coogar said...

VA my foot!!!...whr is Alice n Christy Walton,Jacquline Mars on their list?...#i dey laff

PRINCE CHARMING said...

She is surely a big bucks buff but I think everyone trust Forbes more than Ventures Africa for financial assessment of assets and financial worth.

Dapsyn said...

She smells good money. Lord the giver of wealth, share it for me also. Let WEALTH abode in my HOUSE.
Amen!

Anonymous said...

Wow just wow!

Anonymous said...

Madam na u Biko ooo- wish u were my mum. Eyes Rolling

Anonymous said...

Its possible! After all dangote is richer than oprah. Check the forbes list. Oprah ranks well at the entertaiment industry but not over all.

Anonymous said...

Vanity upon vanity,all is vanity.....

Anonymous said...

Folorunsho is a living example of the Adage "Opportunity comes but once" The tailor to a former First lady was smart enough to look beyond the NOW but rather Secure her FUTURE.

chike kalu said...

So a Nigerian Woman can acquire such riches, its a chanllege on the men. Kudos to her.

Anonymous said...

Wow wow wow! Money ah plenty ah flowing..me want some. I must marry 1 of her sons.lol!
Myra.

Anonymous said...

Never heard of her. Now I know. Hope she does more to inspire women.

lovelylady said...

Can't be richer than oprah

ola gamaliel said...

All is well...even in the well

Anonymous said...

VA needs 2 quit dreaming!
Wake up idiots!
Billie jean

Anonymous said...

WOW

Anonymous said...

Please does she have sons? Lol

Anonymous said...

Am so happy she is a Nigerian... Opra shld go nd die, she doesn't like nigerians.

Anonymous said...

In the world???...what of oprah??

Anonymous said...

My mummy

Anonymous said...

Na wa...from IBB tailor to richest woman!! The power of corruption!!imagine how much IBB go get!!!

Anonymous said...

Enough of all these rogues pls! All na Naija money and i hope she wont die bcos of her riches. God is watching all of you sha and one day monkey go go market and he no go return.

Anne said...

0h God my creator, I love this kind of blessing. Make ♍ε̲̣̣̣̥ wealthy to the extent that some people will not sleep well or rest cos they are tryin to compare and calculate my wealth with other icons in the world. Mrs Alakija I can see your not doing bad.

Anonymous said...

wooooow! Interestin, BANG up 9JA!!!!

jack n Jill said...

Auntie Flo, me i dont like all these kari mi you are doing ooh. This your fellow Nigerians are very wicked!! And they don't like good things. Please slow it down, besides we don't want those bad boys to come to your doorstep ooh.

SUE JORDAN said...

NOW THIS IS POWER...

Anonymous said...

i claim this opportunity

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I just love dis woman,I'm a guy,buh I love 2 see women doing well, keep it up ma,you are one perfect role model.

Anonymous said...

Ok na..

Anonymous said...

Ok na..

bolu kara said...

Plz i want to know her son. Atleast i can fuck him well for some dough

OLIVE said...

NA WAH O,TOO MUCH MONEY.I HOPE SHE GIVES A LITTLE TO SOCIETY.BUT WEN MONEY TOO MUCH,IT TENDS TO LEAD TO DISSATISFACTION AND DISILLUSION

asanwa said...

OMG who is her son plz can i marry him.

Anonymous said...

God..please make me great too..this woman is a role model.wanto be more than her oh...

Anonymous said...

GOd please i want to be richer than this woman very very soon

kayode Olumide Odusanya said...

This is interesting...and motivating. At least Nigeria is getting to see Nigeria in a more positive way.

Anonymous said...

But Cecilia Ibru get money pass all this one now! Even after the over $1billion wey she refund.

D said...

ALL DESE HUGE FIGURES GO SOON BURST PERSON HEAD OOOOOOOOOOO. JUST KIDNAP HER AND ASK FOR 300MILLA DEN U'RE MADE 4 LIFE HEHEHE...#JOKE

Anonymous said...

Dos she av a son?
Pls I need his contact, am broke

Anonymous said...

God will save NIger Delta. Linda! I bet you! This woman don't come from a village/ town that produces even a bottle of crude oil that contributes to the coffers of this Nation yet she has an oil Block. We Niger Deltans are wathing to see what these thieves will do when the oil wells in the region gets dried up. God is watching.

Anonymous said...

So, what all these maths about??? Abeg, I want to be wealthy and be able to improve the world and impact on the. Lives of others not aquiring so much that I'll be hold titles with no proof of blessing others!

Anonymous said...

Ori mi ooo! I need the woman's biography. Does of you that want to marry rich men, learn from super Mrs.

Anonymous said...

oh cool, but oprah has done so many charity works with her money. EG educated a lot of people. Given out so many things to people, changed a lot of lives. What has this Mrs Alakija done so far? Niaja sha and all the wealth they aquire and how they hold on tight to it. All thoes pastors in naija also with congregation members struggling to fend for their family etc. Lord help us.

Anonymous said...

yimu.....

Anonymous said...

And she's so humbly quiet! Unlike oda empty barrels makin noise all over lagos owambes

Godspowerogono said...

mama come and take me ....i like to stay with u

Anonymous said...

Chai....is good to be rich o, God pls make me a billionaire too.

Anonymous said...

Chai....is good to be rich o, God pls make me a billionaire too.

Anonymous said...

Where all my millitants at??? *wemusttokidnapher*

#warrishyd#

lanre ganiurasheed said...

We realise the most richest man in Africa is from Nigeria and also the richest black woman in world is from Nigeria. ............But naija very sick no one to rescue her.

@iamoobie said...

One Day! I believe! I will surely get there!

Leerato said...

And yet another story of one rich Nigerian with billions of naira when some of her citizens can't boast of 20k in their account for emergency. Its not a pride for one of us to own too much yet we are still poor as a nation. The rich still marry themselves while the poor do same. No opportunity/avenue to share the money. This is annoying. AAaAaawwwwwww

Fancy said...

i don't like this dress at all. its too Shinny.

Anonymous said...

Linda it's in Africa, not the world get it straight!

Anonymous said...

Oil money....mmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

Its well with u Madam. Just continue in your phiantrophic works towards the needy! No one really cares if its u or Oprah that's more wealthy...

Anonymous said...

Ego

Dada Kayode Oluwaseun Peniel said...

Let your Will be done in my own life...Ma'am, more success to come in Jesus Name... Dum spiro spero

Sam said...

@Leerato, if you went to the full report you would the part that says, I quote "Folorunsho Alakija is the founder of the Rose of Sharon foundation, a Christian-based charity which gives out small grants to widows."
And should she dash out all her wealth just because they are poor people in Nigeria? They would always be the rich and the poor, it's destiny, she worked hard for it, so deal with it.

Ayo said...

Linda, Ventures Africa does not post flimsy reports. I follow them on twitter so I believe it is true. They cannot boldly come out to make this claim if they were not backed up by facts. This story has been featured in the Daily Mail UK http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2243106/Nigerian-oil-tycoon-takes-Oprahs-place-richest-black-woman-world.html, News One http://newsone.com/2095466/folorunsho-alakija-profile/ and NBC's The Grio http://thegrio.com/2012/12/04/oprah-winfrey-may-no-longer-the-richest-black-woman-in-the-world/

Anonymous said...

She can't be the richest woman in the world, the mag didn't do their research it's not Lindas fault. Sam Walton's daughters n daughter inlaw r worth like 16billion each

Naija Stories said...

If only we were not corrupt this country could be like Dubai.

www.naijastories.com

Anonymous said...

Phiantrophic *raised eye brow*

Anonymous said...

This is one of the tricks the western countries are using to unsettle Africa(Nigeria).It's quite unfortunate. May the good lord deliver us.

Desmond said...

Richest woman in the world ke...pls she's not oo..its jst africa.same with Dangote

TinaD said...

it's gonna be my turn soonest IJN. TinaD

Apena said...

Sista, sofri sofri ooh, owon boys dey out there ooh. Xmas don come. Abeg sista, make you dey careful ooh. People eye and mouth no good

Anonymous said...

At Sam, nobody is asking her to spend all her money on the poor, the truth is that her impact is not being felt at all. Her so called foundation is not doing enough. She should try and create more job opportunities, that way people will benefit from her richies without pulling her down. See how many jobs the likes of Dangote,Adenuga, Jim ovia etc have created. Even Rochas before he became governor his philanthropic impact was felt.

Anonymous said...

Anon at 11:51am. Shes not the richest woman in the world.. read properly! Richest black woman...Also i find it sad that when people see successful rich people, they expect them to share their money to the masses in the country. All these rich people can do is try to help in a little way....The bulk of the work is in the individual effort you put to better your own life! Nigerians stop waiting for people to give money! and keep lamenting that people are suffering! hustle hard and use your head!! there are opportunities everywhere! Take risks!! Nothing comes easy. Alakija didnt get it easy..that im sure. Im gonna work hard and smart to be someone extremely successful...with the help of GOD ! WAKE UP NIGERIA.
Otunba.

Anonymous said...

Well,dats ur own problem nt hers

Anonymous said...

Yes o especially those ones that are not from south-west making so much noise and polluting the environment! They can learn a thing or 2 from her!

fikky said...

Dude, in this world we live some people will live like kings till they die, some will never have the same opportunity. Such is life.

If u had 500billion dollars at ur disposal tomor, u and I know fully well u won't distribute it all to ur kins men just coz u have it in abundance!

Ain't antagonising u, I just wanna stress the fact that as a rich person, you help those you can help and you leave the rest to God. If u have money, enjoy it, esp if u have worked hard for it.

Mary said...

God is really watching oooo.... IBB just dash individuals a whole natural resources just like that . This money belongs to the nigerian people and not for d personal pocket of Alakija ..... Corruption still rules, shame

Anonymous said...

Thanks! You have said well! What is she doing with her money in terms of giving back to the society? Since your wealth is so publicly known for the whole world to see, kindly let your humanitarian work glaring too! And nobody should tell me she does something which is not made public.

Leerato said...

@Sam, its still not easy dealing with such figures and seeing the state we are in. Am trying to deal with it but its not working at all . Lol

MY TURN said...

They said RICHEST BLACK female (Emphasis on BLACK) somebody is saying sam walton of the walmart brand. smh.... I admire this woman especially after i watched her CNN interview. The wealthy don't make too much noise.*sigh*

Anonymous said...

I HEAR SHE USED TO BE MRS MARYAM BABANGIDA'S TAILOR.....JUST SAYING THOUGH BUT GOOD FOR HER,JUST CHOPPING QUIETLY

Anonymous said...

Lesson for all,nigerdeltans,Yoruba's,Men.Women,Young and old...U Cee Some Ladies wll go fuckn around buh it doesn't get u to dis height Rada it gets u more richer in promiscuity,For Nigerians as a whole d lesson is d Inequality in Income and wealth wll kip gettn wider in a forseeable future...As For D Haters God Blessed Her Hustle Tailor To Billionaire Screw You All..GorettyWF

Anonymous said...

What I don't understand is this- isn't the owner of Ventures Africa that Mfonobong Nsehe dude, the same guy who coordinates Forbes magazine's Africa rich list? Forbes came up with $600 million just a few weeks ago, where the fuck did Nsehe and his team find $3.3 billion?

Anonymous said...

Anon 12.26 u understand what I mean. I am anon 10.04

Happy Yoruba bunny said...

My own is am not asking her to share her money or give us some, my question to her is whose money is she spending? She makes N154M a day from her oil bloc - who gave her d oil bloc? In a sane society oil blocs shd be run by govt and proceeds for d beneficial of every citizen of that country, I wonder why we stl have bad roads, epileptic power and bad hospitals and public schools when her likes, who got her oil bloc as gift from Babangida being a Taylor to his wife should be celebrated, our problem is in this country we celebrate mediocres and mediocrity and dd I hear someone say she looked into the future, what future if I may ask? D future that shd have given us free houses by 2012, free healthcare and so on that was bn advertised when I was young? I sorry for this country and revolution we truly need, am sure she's on top of herself that she's bn celebrated, our youth shd actually be crying if a woman almost 70 shd be celebrated for hitting so much money in her old age and she cannot even pick out LUTH as her widows mote to renovate up to d western standars cause she knows if she has headache she can take her chartered flight and run to US or London, I sorry for my country

Anonymous said...

counting wealth? Vanity

Anonymous said...

Guys, lets face some facts here and pls do not ascribe any unusual intelligence to the woman. Of cause maam with all due respect to your person. The bulk of her wealth is from the Agbami Field situated on OPL Blocks 216 & 217, of course these are oil blocks that are our common wealth and heritage that our leaders ascribe the rights to disburse at their whims and caprices to themselves and their cronies. The Agbami Block was give to her by one of our past leaders (under the company Famfa Petroleum)and Cheveron invested billions of dollars to develope that field. At some point the Agbami, where the Agbami FPSO is anchored was the biggest producing oil field in the world, where just one well was making about 10000 barrels of oil per day. The entire field istself has the capacity to make over 150,000 barrels of oil perday.
That field was developed without her 1kobo. So guys i don't celebrate such people. It simply brings to light to greed and selfishness of our leaders.

ehis omoike said...

why isn't she my mum nauuu *whining*

Anonymous said...

She runs 'Rose of Sharon' which is a charity organization for the less priviliged. Some people prefer to mask their philantrophy instead of shouting it to the whole world, so please check your facts before you condemn.

Anonymous said...

If this is true...then, I must say, she has a responsibility to do more for our country......Oprah has done so much for her country and beyond; sent thousands to school, enriched a number of people….....she has truly, visibly influenced many lives. With all the poverty and joblessness in this country, if a woman of this repute can help alleviate just 1%, it would go a long way. Although, I admire your hard work madam, I want to implore you to do more……..you may have done some work already, behind closed doors…..however, tremendous work can’t be hidden….as in the case of Oprah. This also applies to other Nigerians as well, when God has blessed you, reach out to help others……..just my two cents……


Anonymous said...

Seriously guys…how can you give an oil block to one citizen?(A natural resource that belongs to an entire nation) There is a special place in hell for people like this. A country where people live on less than a dollar a day? What became of Mariam Babangida? all the riches in the world will not take you home. You cant fly your private jet to heaven o! There is nothing worth emulating here. I worked at a bank previously and Famfa oil(Owned by the Alakija’s) was a client of mine. It was a mess. Their administration was horrible, and they permanently owed the Bank. These companies run by individuals like herself will take hefty loans and default because there is no real credit system in Nigeria. Most importantly, people wake up and smell the coffee. You are getting screwed by your own people and you dont even know.

Abby said...

I want to digress and answer that anonymous 9.32a.m that said the woman did not come from a village where a drop of oil is found...ehen?and so?You that came from where oil is,na ya papa put am there?this entitlement mentality that all of you from that region have is really really sickening!Don't get up from your lazy arse,siddon dia dey make rotten belle finish you.Nigeria's oil resources are for the entire nation!Na everybody property....

Happy Yoruba bunny said...

Anon 3:42
U speak like an Engineer Nd ubber respect for u
Leave them and let them be hoing and haing her as f she get 2 heads, ask any chevron staff they'll tell u d story of d thieving guys we have around including ur honorable madam.
Thieves in our society, sorry to burst ur bubbles, am a Yoruba like you but I will not celebrate u
Period!

Happy Yoruba bunny said...

*spoke*
Spake
Spokensss
Ahahahahahahahaaahhaa all na same jor, I dey vex Dame to my rescue

Anonymous said...

Gbam .... What is there to celebrate, corruption and greed . NEXT

Anonymous said...

So WTF!
Pls GTFPOFSOOH
If u can interprete!dats how I feel.

Anonymous said...

Poor man dey suffer suffer....Nigeria jaga jaga...

Anonymous said...

Bullshit! Richer than Oprah my ass!!! Dem no born am..

Anonymous said...

I wonder ooo

Anonymous said...

And me too ooo

Anonymous said...

Abeg mek u no disown ur mama becuz of money! I shame giv u ooo!!!

Anonymous said...

#Corruptiontinz

From being a tailor (fashion designer) about 5 years to becoming an oil baroness now with worth of $3.3bn.

How come? Where is it done? Well, only in Nigeria.

And people are not asking her the relevant questions.

TWITS said...

I dont believe this. who/what is Ventures Africa- i mean how reputable, reliable are they? so many lies, hypes, half-truths these days. Mrs. Alakija's feat is no mean, but Oprah is the world's wealthies woman, please.

Anonymous said...

She has 4, one is married tho.

Anonymous said...

Wow.. This is so lovely.. God bless me too so ur glory wud show to the ends of the earth

Anonymous said...

She fit,na beans?

Anonymous said...

I think her story would have been more inspiring if she had made her fortune from the fashion business versus simply getting an oil exploration license. Kudos to her for what she did with it, but even if she is richer than Oprah, she could never be compared because Oprah actually built her empire. Nigerians need to celebrate people who made their fortune from actually doing something, and not via government patronage. And to all the odes mentioning the Waltons. Are the Waltons Africans or blacks? Think before you write (abi type).

Anonymous said...

Is she Rotimi Alakija's mum? Dj exclusive and d famous fotographer jide alakija?

Anonymous said...

Hw can I contact d unmarried......plsss

Anonymous said...

If u like continue tweeting dat d oil belongs to d entire nation. Dat's y many of ur states lazy arnd, with no plan to develop agric & solid minerals. Dey wait for fed allocation, only to loot d moni for dia personal benefit.
It's more honorable u go and hussle for ursef instead of waiting for oil in anoda man's backyard, and laying claim to d it as if ur papa place it dia for u.

- Dox

Anonymous said...

How has she used her money to positively affect d world?, Atleast we know Oprah is big on Charity, she's built schools even in our own Africa. Wetin this woman don do?. I wont be surprised if some members of her family are languishing in poverty. No be to hold money for hand matter na how much of that money u don use to improve the lives of those around u

Warri Girl said...

Clap for yourself

Anonymous said...

Linda post my comment

Anonymous said...

Regarding this story, Forbes can only list people whose assets can be verified. This Folorunsho Alakija’s assets are too murky. There are several billionaires in the contrababnd trade, but Forbes doesn’t list them either. Forbes wants to encourage good citizenship through hard work, or at least, inheritance from hard work. Wealth earned from the theft of national assets do not qualify as hard work and such beneficiaries are not good citizens.

We need a revolution. What happened in Libya Tunisia needs to happen in Nigeria. We need to kill all of the, robbing this country dry.

Where was Dubia 20 years ago, look at it now.
The leaders choose to develop their country.

The danjumas , alakijas need to be sent to hell especially with their benefactors as its their likes making Nigeria a hopeless country.
We have no electricity, no roads, no health care. People are suffering.

Am ready to fight for Nigeria , this oil belongs to every Nigerian. No one family.
We need a honest military government to revoke all this oil blocks via decrees. Senators and reps are just rogues, they make almost a$1mm every year, they can't think for us.

Nigerian youths fight for your right, because it would never be given to you, I assure you

Anonymous said...

U can contact him inside my punani....suck me!

Debrasgist said...

Richest black man from Nigeria , richest black woman from Nigeria.. Good stuff.

Anonymous said...

Nigerian rich peeps are not to be celebrated. Majority through corrupt means. Oil my foot. Even if she is the richest, I would rather give kudos to Oprah who lives where hardwork is rewarding.

Anonymous said...

Yea.. It's a turn-on..

Anonymous said...

See urself.. Instead of u to aspire to be like the mum, u thinking of the cringiest way to get urs.. Sad!

Anonymous said...

Linda you are full of shit..you exclude yourself from the report but leverage on the traffic it'll drive to your website. If it had no substance..why did you publish?

Oh, i forgot this is just a gossip blog!


p.s. BET, DailyMail, San Francisco Chronicle, The Grio et al all reported the same story.

Legal Luminary said...

Even if she's richer than Oprah monetarily,she's no where near as wealthy as Oprah because wealth is the cumulative total of finances & goodwill.I'm not hating but i couldn't care less about this lady here,can someone tell Femi Akinrele & Ifeoma Okoloko to get their faces out of her son Ladi's ass...on behalf of ur families it's very embarrassing and shameful to watch.They didn't spend all that money educating u for u to become glorified househelps.Madam enjoy ur loot.

Anonymous said...

This is serious o. Get real life ,accept Jesus as your Lord and savior and everything u ever wantd will be yours¥$€£gbam¤

Anonymous said...

Dangote then this woman.

Kunle said...

Reading through all my fellow Libers comments, i could have a feel of the woman whom i don't know at all. Never heard such names exist. Congratulation to her. She must have been using her money to better humanity and if not so, she had to. I have my own belief likewise everyone and let me chip in a little of it. Spending in service of God and humanity is where peace lies for the wealthy people. That's why wealthy dude like bill gate and his likes don't look back when they spend and are not afraid of spending thinking of shortfall. So my simple idea which i want to share is she should promote a quality environment. I'm an environment though on a small scale and i'm getting there gradually. Good that she operate oil sector and they know their contribution to that effect which is mostly on the negative sides. Our environment in this country needs attention if not urgent in some areas. Develop education through giving out schlarship to indegent student, providing amenties and promoting research. Helping the health sector especially those who can't afford their bill and sponsoring healthy issues. Lots of things she can't spend her wealth on and if it is only one she handle and do it well. The better for it. This is just a tip. I believe i will be wealthy and nothing will change my belief. Want to have a flat belly, burn fat, maintain your shape with fitness. Visit this web address www.bitly.com/fitnessandweightlossreport

Long John Silver said...

Ain't nothing humble about her,proud as a peacock;rightfully so to.I just wana spank her butt-cheeks with my young & virile 11 inch hard dick n make her beg 4 it

Anonymous said...

Wtf! Can Nigerians ever stop hating???statistics show She's richer than Oprah, then she's richer. Can y'all just accept that and fkn move on??? When will u guys even start believing in yourselves in this nation?!!! Sha rmbr,it begins with U!

Anonymous said...

She's richer dan Oprah nd she's feeling really famous wat has she done 4 her country or africa but atleast Oprah is very generous 2 d world at large she shuld try nd give half or quarter of wat Oprah gives if she won't go broke mtchhhhhheEew pls am nt hating jus being real here.