Folorunsho Alakija is the second richest African woman after Isabel Dos Santos and also the third richest woman of African descent in the world. As of 2015, she was ranked by Forbes as the richest woman in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $2.1 billion. Only last year, she was listed as the second most powerful woman in Africa after Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the 87th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.
Besides being an oil mogul, she is involved in the fashion and printing industries. She 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 and the executive vice-chairman of Famfa Oil Limited.
The richest African woman has said one of her goals and aspirations in life is to have more money than King Solomon in the Bible. The oil tycoon made the disclosure on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the KICC facilitated wealth creation platform in Lagos. .
According to her
“I will make more money than King Solomon in the Bible. I am working towards that and with his grace, I will.”
Alakija, who gave tips of making and sustaining wealth also revealed one of the things that has helped her grow in wealth has been the ability to be a go-getter.
“You can’t afford to be laid back, I’m not saying you should be aggressive without a purpose, but I’m saying there are ways to be aggressive positively and I can tell you that you have to make that move, put yourself forward and be ready to face all hurdles,” she noted.