Folorunsho Alakija

The richest woman in Nigeria is the 65-year-old Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija. She is a business tycoon who has her hands in oil and printing industries.

They say what a man can do, a woman can do better and Mrs. Alakija has proven that as she has succeeded in the oil industry, broken records and managed to amass more wealth than most Nigerian men can ever comprehend.

Here are nine amazing facts about Mrs. Alakija along with quotes from her to inspire you to aim higher and do better with your life.

1. She is worth $1.87 billion and is ranked one of the most powerful women on earth and has a lengthy profile on Forbes website.


“Money has nothing to do with love. Love comes from within. Money is something you acquire along the line. Only love keeps people together. From the time that we started courting, it has been like that, and we thank God that to His glory, we’ve known one another for 40 years. I pray also that God continues to unite us. I believe that if love is the foundation of a union, God will prove Himself faithful.”

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