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Friday, 6 February 2015

Billionaire Folorunsho Alakija not listed among Forbes 15 Richest women in the world

Famfa oil chairman Mrs Folorunsho Alakija may be worth over $7 billion and may be the richest or second richest woman in Africa but it wasn't enough to put her among Forbes List of Richest Women in the world - at least in the top 15. In fact no black woman made this list. See it after the cut...





1. Christy Walton $36.7 billion
Christy Walton got her fortune in 2005 when her husband died. Her husband John Walton was one of the sons of Sam Walton (the founder of Walmart). The entire Walton family is very wealthy but Christy Walton also has investments in First Solar which have gone up 47% and places her as the richest woman in the world.

2. Liliane Bettencourt $34.5 billion
Liliane Bettencourt is the principle shareholder of L’Oreal cosmetics. Her father started the company and Lilliane worked as an apprentice with the company at the age of 15. She inherited the company from her father and maintained a majority stake even after the company went public.

3. Alice Walton $34.3 billion
Alice Walton is the daughter of Sam Walton of Walmart. She is the biggest philanthropist in her family She did not just inherit her father’s fortune, she also made a name for herself working in the financial industry. She also became a driving force behind the construction of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport.

4. Jacqueline Badger Mars $20 billion
Jacqueline Badger Mars is the heiress to the Mars fortune. Mars is the largest candy company in the world and Jacqueline shares the company with her two brothers. She also earned a degree in Anthropology and had three children. Today she is one of the richest women in the world.

5. Gina Rinehart $17.7 billion
This Australian gets her fortune from the iron ore and coal projects in the western and northern parts of Australia. The iron and coal was discovered by her father and she inherited her fortune to become one of the richest women in the world. There is currently a trust battle underway between Gina Rinehart and her children over control of the family trust.

6. Suzanne Klatten $17.4 billion
Suzanne Klatten is the richest woman in Germany and is the majority shareholder for Altana. Altana is a pharmaceutical and chemicals manufacturer and during her time on the supervisory board, the company has become a world class corporation. In 2006, the company sold its pharmaceutical activities and in 2009 Suzanna bought nearly all the shares of the remaining shares in Altana.

7. Abigail Johnson $17.3 billion
Abigail Johnson is President and Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Investments. Her grandfather founded the company and her father is the current chairman. Abigail earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and worked her way up through Fidelity Investments. She started as an analyst and portfolio manager.

8. Anne Cox Chambers $15.5 billion
Anne Cox Chambers is the heiress of Cox Enterprises a media empire that was built by her father. However, the large corporation was not the only ambition of Anne Cox Chambers. She was also an ambassador to Belgium and director of the board of the Coca-Cola Company. Cox Enterprises owns Cox Communications, several newspapers, television and radio stations, and Manheim Auctions.

9. Laurene Powell Jobs $14 billion
Laurene Powell Jobs is the co-founder of Terravera which is a natural food company. She also served on the board of directors of Achieva. In 2011, when her husband Steve Jobs passed away she gained a 7.3% stake in the Walt Disney Company and 38.5 million shares of Apple, Inc. She is ranked by Forbes at the 29th most powerful woman in the world due to her political influence, her fortune and her philanthropy efforts

10. Johanna Quandt $12.8 billion
Johanna Quandt is a major shareholder in BMW and sat on the supervisory board until 1997. She became the major shareholder after the death of her husband Herbert Quandt who brought BMW back from bankruptcy. She started out as a secretary in Herbert Quandt’s office before becoming his personal assistant and then eventually becoming his wife.

11. Miuccia Prada $11.1 billion
Miuccia Prada is the entrepreneur and fashion designer behind the luxury goods brand Prada. The company was founded by her grandfather Mario Prada. She started working for the company in 1978 designing handbags. She expanded her designs to ready wear clothes and a menswear line. In 1992 she created a Miu Miu line as a less expensive clothing option based upon her very own wardrobe.

12. Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken $10.4 billion
Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken is the executive director at Hieneken Holdings NV. She inherited her fortune from her father in 2002 and continues to run the company he founded. Heineken is the world’s third largest brewer and Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken is one of Britain’s richest women and the richest person with Dutch citizenship.

13. Elaine Marshall $8.8 billion
Elaine Marshall is one of the richest women in the United States and she owes her fortune to her late husband. After his death he willed his holdings in Koch Industries to his wife. Elaine Marshall currently serves on the Koch Industries board. She keeps a private life and has stated before that her net worth has been largely inflated.

14. Antonia Johnson $8.5 billion
Antonia is the chairman of the board for Axel Johnson AB in Sweden and Axel Johnson Inc. in the United States. She is the fourth generation of the family company The Axel Johnson Group which was founded in 1873. She is the third richest person in Sweden and her wealth continues to grow.

15. Margarita Louis-Dreyfus $8.1 billion
Margarita Louis-Dreyfus is chairman of the board of the Louis Dreyfus Group. She took over for her husband following his death in 2009. She is also the owner of Olympique de Marseille. She has made big changes to her husband’s company that have only increased her wealth and the strength of the company.

130 comments:

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Unknown said...

OMG, the lowest there is 8., too much money.

Unknown said...

MR EDDY said this heat wan kill person o.

Apart from Magarita. The rest em look like first grade witches.
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CHERRY said...

No be always person d dey lucky!

Bonita Bislam said...

Linda did you notice something this rich women have in common? They're all old and wrinkled.Its only that Anthonia babe that's rocking her youthful age.God i need my money when i'm so so young.when i can devour every meet,drive all the exotic cars and enjoy life to the fullest abeg.Still counting on u lord! *amen*

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Anonymous said...

Neither did oprah

Unknown said...

Women are doing their best......we are the backbone of the men


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Unknown said...

The thing b say she no reach...pple de wey pass am na.money pass money

Onyx's Girlfriend (he isn't gay pls) said...

Its Ok. #happyfriday

Anonymous said...

Men take note; these ladies either inherited from their fathers or husbands. That means Oyibo too those days understood that a man is the hand of the home. #just learnt a bigger lesson from this.

Unknown said...

Wow and these women still look and dress in. A simple manner. I love the fact that most of them inherited their wealth from fathers and husbands and did not end it there, they still worked hard and took their business to greater height. #hardworkpays! I'm next in line!

Unknown said...

The thing be say she no reach...pple de wey pass am na.money pass money

Unknown said...

Wow. Most of them inherited their wealth from late husbands. These women are made mehn. Neva knew a lady owns Marseille club.


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Unknown said...

The thing be say she no reach...pple de wey pass am na.money pass money

Unknown said...

Maybe she invested a large chunk in politics. Its normal o'er here. Talkin bout High Stake Gamble (HSG).

Anonymous said...

It is either their husband is dead or they inherit it from their father..someone just had to die to make them this rich... nawa oo

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Unknown said...

Ha money is too small beside all dis women

Unknown said...

Jesus is lord!!!! See all this old women making fortunes while young ones are whiling away their time......you said she worth about 7biollion but the least on the list was 8.7billion which means she didn't reach the figure.......God I must belong to this group o IJN AMEN!!!


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Unknown said...

Hmmmmm shey na RASCISM ni abi she isn't up to the LIST, I can see the LEAST is $8.1 Billion on the LIST so this isn't RACISM Alkija buckle up so that next time u can make the LIST
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Unknown said...

Hmmmmm shey na RASCISM ni abi she isn't up to the LIST, I can see the LEAST is $8.1 Billion on the LIST so this isn't RACISM Alkija buckle up so that next time u can make the LIST
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Mesky Da ImoFirstSon said...

O boi see money...I must make money in ds life.
Mesky

MADE IN NIGERIA said...

wow,....all dis fortune inherited from a loved ones death... hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Unknown said...

All i see are great women who have carved a nitche for themselves in history...great achievements.

Mesky Da ImoFirstSon said...

But she must be amongst 20 richest

Unknown said...

Most f them inherited from their husband or grandfather....women nd money

Anonymous said...

The black race is partially represented in Steve Jobs' widow Laurene who's dating the former mayor of DC Adrian Fenty, a black man. Mrs. Jobs literally carries a little black in her every day off of her most private interactions with the bf. Trust our black brothers to integrate this list in their own way. Lol.

Unknown said...

Woooooow

Unknown said...

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BONARIO NNAGS said...

Her cup of coffee.

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Unknown said...

It should be that thier wealth surpasses hers because the least n the list is 8.1billion while folorunsho alakija's networth is 7billion

Anonymous said...

Most of them got their wealth from either their husband or daddy or granddaddy! Where are the hardworking women who pushed their way through life to earn their own money?!

AMIJEZ said...

Most of them inherited their wealth.

Unknown said...

Now this is the real deal
Not all those idiots postin nude pics
#HardWorkPays!!!!!

Unknown said...

something similar to all of them,, did u guys notice that most if not all of them are widows? and or inherited from their fathers? make e happen for naija mk i see..

Unknown said...

It could be that thier wealth surpasses hers' because the least on the list is 8.1billion while mrs alakija's networth is 7billion

Unknown said...

Well...apart from Suzanne on number 6, all of them came into money from one form of inheritance or another. They are just rich kids or rich wives with good heads on thier shoulders. Most rich black women worked for their money from bottom.

Unknown said...

Summary; you dont ave to do a sextape or pose naked on magazines b4 u make it

Walata said...

Most of these richest women are single ladies which their hubby's died and they continued from where their hubby stopped, strong wealthy women, that's wonderful I'd luv to see an African black woman in forbe's list soon

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Unknown said...

heeya,but she will get there

PRINCE WILLIAMS said...

With all due respect, most of the people on this list inherited their wealth. Hats off to Alakija who built her own wealth from the scratch. Its a very remarkable achievement.

Unknown said...

Even isabel dos Santos didn't make the list jst woooow

Unknown said...

Wow, I hope to get to this level some day.

Anonymous said...

omitted..DEY WIL NEXT TYM.tomjerryswit

Unknown said...

So how does her not making it. Change d price of garri in d market...abeg weda her name comeout or not...she dey d first 20...linda ma rest bikonu...all dis ur irrelevant news don tire me

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Anonymous said...

Must they all kill their husbands??lol,from secretary to wife to widow to billionaire hahahaha

Unknown said...

We still proud of her even tho her fortune was gotten majorly through favorable policies unlike others who got theirs through inheritance. Self made is still d best

Unknown said...

Na wa oo, is it cos Mrs alakija is black,

Zamani said...

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Unknown said...

Arrh.. this one's senior our madam for money. But where. It comes for black women, I know for sure she's among the first 10.

Unknown said...

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hrm paul ojeih said...

See mega women dey did not depend on oil unlike Nigerians dat want to die in oil

Unknown said...

choiii. see women like me oh.... very soon now, we'll start seeing our Linda Ikeji on lists like this na aha Jesus. Amen

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Unknown said...

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Unknown said...

Wow, that's a lot of money these ladies are sitting on. Well, at least Madam Folorunsho is the riches woman in Africa if not the world.

Unknown said...

Most of there wealths are inherited but Madam Alakija's wealth is self made.... Thats real wealth to me

Unknown said...

Ok noted

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! These women tho, nice...

Helena said...

Interesting,I will be among this women in 2020.

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Anonymous said...

I've noticed a pattern, the mostly married it or were born into it. Not self made, does it mean men are better at making money

Unknown said...

O yea? then she should work harder. im not even surprised about this list, i cant see my wife's name on it either.

Unknown said...

Alakija's own is 7billion
But the lowest is 8million
So she no reach now
And where is oprah sef, I thought she was the richest black woman

Unknown said...

*sad all dis money wey dem dey call enh smh billion billion

Unknown said...

No disrespect to everyone on that list nor to women at large, but why do women have to always depend on men? Everyone on that list (except #6, who to me is suppose to be #1) inherited their wealth.

Unknown said...

We should be pround of her,,,,,,,,, everything she is today is her sweat not her husband or father.

Unknown said...

I dey ask o! How is it dat Oprah didn't make d list, abi na strictly for white women b dis one??? Linda take note!

Unknown said...

I dey ask o! How is it dat Oprah didn't make d list, abi na strictly for white women b dis one??? Linda take note!

Anne said...

Is not self made, her father is very wealthy, even Otedola too is not self made, his father was rich too.

Unknown said...

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Manuel Kunmi said...

Its simply cos she's not among nau abi????

Steady said...

Make alakija go find somewhere sitdown joor, she is supposed to be in the kitchen ...

Alloy Chikezie said...

Aside from being old, All this women never worked for this money they all inherited from either their husband or father. Unlike alakija folarunsho she worked hard for her money, her money is hard earned and not some inherintance


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Unknown said...

Great women.. Hard working, intelligent, and blessed..

Unknown said...

good for them. but i noticed that all were inherited although the are able to manage them well anyway. folorunsho built her own

Unknown said...

SHE WILL BE ON THE LIST NEXT TIME......AKA....PROPHESY

African foodstuff and Raw Materials said...

Exactly o, very simple, trust we naija women, ur hubby has small money not even hers o, they will wear blink blink from head to toe...

Unknown said...

i noticed that blacks are rare among these "giantess" well you don't need to be white to be wealthy, either, you are not in lack because you are black, but truth is that if you don't have it in mind it will never reflect in your account. Nigerian women wake up and stop watching home videos

Anonymous said...

BOTTOM LINE: MARRY A RICH MAN OR PRAY YOUR DAD IS RICH. MOST OF THESE WOMEN DIDNT GET HERE THROUGH PERSONAL HUSTLE. IT IS A MANS WORLD. I CANT EVEN FEEL BAD.

Anonymous said...

They ALL inherited or got the fortune passed to them!!

ary said...

Some of these women look like they are about to drop any time soon! inherited money and what not.

JOYCHY said...

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Unknown said...

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Unknown said...

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Unknown said...

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Unknown said...

Den believe say Naija reach woman are as corrupted as the men......

Unknown said...

Eno reach wetin politician dey still everyday..

Barbara said...

I believe they wouldn't mention someone like Alakija cos most of the people these women inherited these wealth from, actually Created their wealth( with Vision and Hardwork), they didn't steal or tap out of the wealth belonging to a country. Look at Steve jobs, Mark Zuckerburg, Oprah, all the husbands/ Fathers of these women, Bill Gates, the Gucci family, the Ferragarmo family, all these people CREATED the wealth they have, but Nigerian Billionaires steal oil, use their influence to monopolize business and you want the world to recognize them.Me I don't want to see them in that list.What is the impact of the money in their society? Go to Dangote's hometown in the north, I'm sure their is no road, A beg!

yawanow said...

Linda, you forgot to mention Diezani atleast the least 100 in the world ($1.48billion)

Barbara said...

Pls which one is self made? Nigerian billionaires steal/ tap of a Nation's wealth, they monopolize businesses to suit them.self made ko self made ni. The people these women inherited these wealth from actually created the wealth from their vision and hardwork, the founder of Walmart didn't inherit Walmart.he Created Walmart from a need he discovered.Ferragarmo created the wedge shoe, you and I wear today from a problem he noticed during world war 2, so Alakija should go sit a beg!

Unknown said...

awww...maybe next yr
work hard ma
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Subomi said...

ok..... so there are a lot of women even Oprah dont come close to

Microlocsproafrique said...

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Anonymous said...

Your still alive so how will her name be there?? Nigerians that don't believe their women or daughters or sisters deserve any inheritance even though it's the women, daughters and sisters that better manage a business than the sons who have no single focus in life.

Unknown said...

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Anonymous said...

@ Femi. You are so on point. Alakija is nothing but an Owambe Billionaire. All she knows is about going from one Owambe to. another and being idolized by those fake people. Most of those mentioned billionaires were also being mentioned for their philanthropy efforts which cannot be said about Alakija. No pun intended but I believe in "To whom much is given, much is expected". Is all about ME,ME AND ME In Nigeria but in Western World, you are being acknowledged and respected for your Philanthropy effort.

Anonymous said...

@ Femi. You are so on point. Alakija is nothing but an Owambe Billionaire. All she knows is about going from one Owambe to. another and being idolized by those fake people. Most of those mentioned billionaires were also being mentioned for their philanthropy efforts which cannot be said about Alakija. No pun intended but I believe in "To whom much is given, much is expected". Is all about ME,ME AND ME In Nigeria but in Western World, you are being acknowledged and respected for your Philanthropy effort.

Anonymous said...

@ Alloy I was going to say....the commonality is most these women come from at least 2nd to 4th generation wealth. Hate to be a race monger but majority of these White wealthy families had a "head start" when I comes to wealth building compared to black people. Some of these companies were even built on the backs of slavery. And any attempt in the old days for blacks to establish wealth were destroyed. Now re: Mrs. Alakija....hmmmm....not to hate but let's keep it real on how she obtained her wealth. She was "dashed" that bloc by a grossly corrupt government. But I guess it takes some mettle to do something with your luck.

Anonymous said...

Lol!! You stoopid....

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm....built from scratch? Errr....aren't we reaching a bit?

felicious said...

Shame on you Femi...your money no reach her own in 20years to come. Instead of you to appreciate her hard work you're limiting her to the kitchen.
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Anonymous said...

Abeg Chimezie say what you know! Which Alakija work hard!? No be oil for my backyard wey make am rich! She was given an OPL by IBB. She used to work with a bank as a clerk. Quit her job and went and learnt sewing and clothing design. Was designing for some generals wife. IBB's wife Mariam saw it and liked the designs. They introduced her to the seamstress. She started sewing for Mariam, got closer to the family and eventually was eventually given an OPL by IBB due to her close rapport with the wife! Her Oil wells is amongst the best. Come to Isiokpo I'll take you to her Oil wells. You'll pay for logistics. It's same oil wells that Tinubu is now working hard to get by "installing" Buhari and using you people's head and funnily you guys are shouting the mantra "Change"! I pity una!

SOMTOCHUKWU said...

Chai.....not only was Folorunsho's name not listed, mine wasn't either....so pained right now.

Anonymous said...

All the women listed bar one inherited their wealth. Their respective countries will never highlight this or try to diminish their status. But here we have an insignificant Nigerian idiots like Femi and anon 12:41 kicking their own person down. If Folarunsho is a billionaire because she attends the right parties, what have your own mothers achieved from their own socialising?

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:59, the wealthiest people in the world got there by knowing the right people. If all your friends are drunkards and weed smokers the choice yours. All the info you dropped here is not new and can never reduce her worth in dollars. Plz calm down and learn to sew.

Unknown said...

From seeing their faces I trust they will be tight fisted.

Unknown said...

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Anonymous said...

Please stop showing this Alakija woman, she did not earn her money she was dashed an oil block by Babangida. How is she an example to young girls?

Unknown said...

The women in the list have more money than her so i get why she didnt make the list.

Anonymous said...

All this people na hard work.. even the ones that inherited still put hard work. But alakija na dash dem dash am oil well.

Anonymous said...

Alakija work very hard to get to were she is nw not monney inherited from father or husband.....fami and anon 12:41 am sure you both are praying for inheritance that's if the inheritance is even dere broke ass set of pple ranting rubish

Barbara said...

Excuse me anon 3:00pm but why is the Truth so hard for you to hear, tell me why you support evil cos it's your brother doing it.what Femi said is the plain truth. If you are a Christian / Muslim and you read your bible/ Quran, in them, didn't God punish people( bible) that were born amongst the house of David when they erred, did he say becos my son(Jesus) was born amongst you hence I will condone anything you do. In the old testament, the Israelites were his people but he punished them appropriately when need be. So what are you saying......cos that the same God you worship and adore, Say the Truth!

Barbara said...

Anon 3:00pm you worship money that why the truth is hard for you to comprehend, that her country is not advertizing it does not mean it's not there so pls say the truth, and let it set you free, A fulfilled life is not all about money as Nigeria makes one believe.

ebonyz... said...

She still rich sha

Jack said...

They did not mention Alakija because she's a whore who got her money via some oil wells given to her by IBB and Abacha after screwing her.
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Whoring can take some people far. Too bad. Shameless yoruba woman.

Anonymous said...

15 Richest women in the world and they all inherited their wealth from Father or Husband. This is why people like Linda Ikeji should be celebrated. Self Made!!!!!! #tigerrepublic

Juleslouis said...

So they all inherited their wealth. Odiegwu. Whether she's on d list or not, it hasn't reduced her wealth or has it?

Anonymous said...

Jack u r a fool. And 2 d glorified porn star kim who shows all r body parts 2 d world,i cant find ur name bitch.Ashawo grade 1.

Beon said...

did you guys notice that some of these women on the forbes list are named richest after the death of their husbands

Unknown said...

Money is very good but in all thy getting, get Jesus for a secured eternity.

Anonymous said...

Lol @ learn to sew

Unknown said...

Nearly all of them inherited money from husband or father.....wad expecting self made women on the list....oh well.
Folorunsho made most of hers herself tho.

Unknown said...

Anon 12:59 before nko
won't u work hard then know ppl dat matter to make it?
abi Jesus wld come down

Baddie said...

Posh woman! Elegantly beautiful

Anonymous said...

No amount of bleaching cream can change madam millionaire's black hands?

Anonymous said...

No amount of bleaching cream can change madam millionaire's black hands?

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