Forbes Life Africa featured Alek Wek on this month’s cover commemorating the magazine’s second anniversary and celebrating the launch of Forbes Woman Africa. This new move makes perfect sense now that the richest black woman in the world is Nigerian oil tycoon, Folorunsho Alakija. “Move over Oprah!,” said Africa Ventures.
The Associated Press reported, “Africa Ventures put the average net worth of Africa’s billionaires at $2.6 billion and their average age at 65. The oldest billionaires are Kenyan industrialist Manu Chandaria and Egyptian property tycoon Mohammed Al-Fayed, both aged 84. The youngest billionaires are Mohammed Dewji of Tanzania and Nigerian oil trader Igho Sanomi, both 38 years old.”
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