Nigerian oil tycoon takes Oprah's place as richest black woman in the world
Oprah Winfrey has lost her long-held position of the world's richest black woman in the world to a Nigerian oil tycoon, it has been revealed.
According to African business magazine Ventures Africa, Folorunsho Alakija, a 61-year-old woman from Nigeria is reportedly worth at least 3.2 billion dollars, or roughly 500 million dollars more than the 54-year-old actress' 2.7 billion dollars net worth, the Daily Mail reported.
Alakija is the founder and owner of Famfa Oil, which owns a 60 percent interest in OML 127, an offshore oil field that produces roughly 200,000 barrels of oil per day and is worth an estimated 6.44 billion dollars.
Also a fashion designer and philanthropist, she is married and has four grown sons, as well as one grandchild.
She owns at least 100 million dollars in real estate and a 46 million-dollar private jet.