Gone are the days when women were regarded or considered as the weaker vessels, and they are naturally the fragile ones and regarded as specialists only in the kitchen. It used to be a norm when less was expected from them in the society, Thumbs up to all the ladies as we bring to you the top ten women listed in this post. They broke out of the norm and can walk with their heads held high both in Africa and the world.
List of Top Ten Richest Women In Africa And Their Net Worth (2020)
Elisabeth’s dad was the one who introduced the Toyota brand to South Africa in 1961. She’s the director of AngloGold and currently the chairman of Wesco Investments and a board member of companies such as Standard Bank Group, Roseback Inn, and Hilton Hotel.
Net Worth: $32 Million
9. Sharon Wapnick
She’s one of the largest individual shareholders in listed loan stock companies – Octodec Investments and Premium Properties. She’s a partner at the TWB attorneys in Johannesburg and she took over management of Octodec in 2011. She’s one of the richest women in South Africa.
Net Worth: $68.5 Million
8. Bridgette Radebe
Bridget owns South African’s mega mining company – Mmakau Mining. With operations in gold, coal, uranium, and so on, she has done enough to imprint her name of the rich list for this long. She’s presently the president of the South African Mining Development Association.
Net Worth: $68.5 Million
7. Ngina Kenyatta
Ngina Kenyatta is one of the richest women in Kenya and she’s an imposing political figure as a former first lady. She’s the widow of Kenya’s first president Jomo Kenyatta and the mother of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Net Worth: $110 Million
6. Irene Charnley
Irene is one of the richest South African women who spent 13 years as a negotiator for South Africa’s mine workers. Her investments include the telecommunications sector with MTN and banking sector with FirstRand Bank.
Net Worth: $150 Million
5. Wendy Ackerman
Wendy is a Non-Executive director of Pick N Pay Holdings Limited. The South African businesswoman runs the retail company which belongs to the Ackerman family, with branches in Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and Australia.
Net Worth: $190 Million
4. Wendy Appelbaum
Wendy began soaring after becoming her father’s company director – Liberty Investors in South Africa. Liberty Investors is into insurance and real estate and the director has been tagged as a “Management Guru”. She is the richest woman in South Africa.
Net Worth: $260.3 Million
3. Hajia Bola Shagaya
The Nigerian billionaire is the CEO of Bolmus Group International, a company with interests in real estate, oil & gas and banking. She’s an esteemed board member of Unity Bank PLC and she’s a good friend of former head of state, Ibrahim Babaginda and former first lady, Patience Jonathan.
Net Worth: $850 Million
2. Folorunsho Alakija
Folorunsho Alakija is the richest woman in Nigeria and she has a very humble beginning as a secretary who has a passion for fashion design. Her fashion design company Supreme Stitches renders services to the social elites. She is the Executive Director of FAMFA Oil and Gas and she’s a philanthropist.
Net Worth: $2.5 Billion
1. Isabel Dos Santos
Isobel Dos Santos is the billionaire daughter of former Angolan president Jose Eduardo Dos Santos. She has investments in luxury goods, real estate, banking and she’s on the board of directors for a number of companies in Angola and Portugal. She’s a dogged investor who never misses an investment opportunity and she’s considered the richest Angolan.
Net Worth: $3.4 Billion
We shall keep the list of top 10 richest women in Africa for 2020 updated as usual as this is subject to change.