Richest Female Business Leaders in Africa – These African women who have proven their worth and stand out to become the top richest women in Africa. They have employed thousands of people through companies and ventures that they manage. Below are the list of Top 10 Female Business Leaders in Africa.
Top 10 Richest Female Business Leaders in Africa
1. Isabel dos Santos
Santos is a businesswoman and holds the title of being Africa’s first female billionaire as well as being the daughter of Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos.
Her investments include a 19.5 percent share of Banco BPI, one of the Portugal’s largest publicly traded banks worth an estimated $465 million, a substantial shares in Portugal’s biggest cable Tv company ZON worth about $385 million, a 25% stake in one of the Angola’s largest mobile phone networks , Unitel.
2. Folorunso Alakija
Folorunso Alakija is the second richest woman in Africa, the 62 year old Folorunso is a billionaire in Nigerian. She studied Fashion designer in United kingdom and subsequently, founded her fashion house company in Nigeria. She is the executive Director of FAMFA Oil company that currently worth over $600 million.
3. Ngina Kenyatta
Ngina is one of the richest woman in Africa and a widow of the Kenya’s first president, Jomo Kenyatta. She currently has a series of investments, stakes and portfolios under her authority.
She is a major share holder in one of the largest privately owned banks in Kenya: Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA), she also own many hotels, Brookside Dairies which is the currently the leading dairy industry from East to Middle East Africa, and a Media Max company.
4. Hajia Bola Shagaya
She is one of the richest businesswoman in Nigeria. Bola is the founder and CEO of Bolmus Group International which is a diversified Nigerian coglomerate company that invest in oil, banking and real estate. She is a board member of the National Economic Partnership for Africa Development (NEDPAD), she also owns many properties in Europe and the United States. Bola Shagaya is one of the richest woman today in Africa.
Richest Female Business Leaders in Africa
5. Wendy Appelbaum
Wendy, the only daughter of Donald Gordon Appelbaum, is a south African billionaire and also one of the richest woman in Africa. She invested in DeMorgenzon, a win estate in the famous wine region of Stellenbosch. She was once the Deputy Chairman of Woman’s Investment Portfolio Limited. Her net worth of $259.3 million made her one of the richest woman in Africa.
6. Wendy Ackerman
7. Irene Charnley
8. Bridgette Radebe
Radebe is the Executive Chairperson of Mmkau Mining, She was involved in the South African Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act and the Mining Charter. Her Mining and exploration helps to produce platinum, gold, chrome, coal and uranium. Now, she is the president of the South African Mining Development Association. Also, he has received the International Businessperson of the Year Award in 2008 from the Global Foundation for Democracy.
9. Sharon Wapnick
She is one of the largest individual shareholders in many companies, and a partner at TWB Attorneys.Sharon is a Johannesburg-based commercial law firm.
10. Monica Musonda
Monica is a dual qualified English solicitor and Zambian advocate. She previously worked for Africa’s richest man, Alico Dangote, of Dangote Industries Limited.She is now the founder and CEO of Java Foods, a food processing company.