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 updated as usual as this is subject to change.