The annual Forbes billionaire rich list has been published, listing the number of people who have accumulated a minimum fortune of $1 billion in the past year.
So who are Africa’s richest women, and how many of them are there? Here’s your guide to the Forbes female billionaires on the continent:
1. Isabel dos Santos
Source Of Wealth: Investments
2017 Net Worth: $3.2 Billion
2017 Africa’s Billionaires Rank: 8
Isabel dos Santos is the oldest daughter of Angola’s longtime president and, by virtue of her investments in Portugal and Angola, Africa’s richest woman.
Though her representatives deny that her holdings have any connection to her father, President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, FORBES research found that he transferred stakes in several Angolan companies to her. In June 2016, he appointed her the head of Sonangol, Angola’s state oil firm.
2. Folorunsho Alakija
Source Of Wealth: Oil, self made
2017 Net Worth: $1.6 Billion
2017 Africa’s Billionaires Rank: 14