Folorunso Alakija: Biography,Net Worth,Family,Contact,Sons,Private Jet,Business And Mansions

Mrs Folorunso Alakija was the richest black woman in
the world,she is a Nigerian business woman and one of the richest women in the world.

The post contains Folorunso Alakija's Biography,Net Worth,Family,Contact,Sons,Private Jet,Business, Mansions,Cars,Husband and everything you need to know about the successful Nigerian female billionaire.

Quick Facts About Folorunsho Alakija 

  • Folorunsho Alakija was the richest black woman in the world.
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  • Mrs Alakija unseated Oprah Winfrey as the richest woman of African descent in the world three years ago in year 2014.
  • Folorunsho Alakija is a business tycoon.
  • Folorunsho's choice of business is fashion,oil and printing industries.
  • The Name of her companies are The Rose of Sharon Group which consists of The Rose of Sharon Prints & Promotions Limited,Digital Reality Prints Limited and Famfa Oil Limited.
  • Folorunsho Alakija is the richest woman in Nigeria.
  • Folorunsho Alakija is ranked as the 87th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes and the second most powerful woman in Africa.
  • As of 2017, Folorunsho Alakija has an estimated networth of $2.1 billion dollars.
  • Folorunsho Alakija has a private jet,a Bombardier Global Express XRS worth 46 million dollars.
  • Mrs Alakija was born in 1951.
  • Folorunsho Alakija was born in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria.
  • Mrs Alakija lives in a mansion in Ikoyi,lagos state.
  • She is also known for her Philanthropy.
  • Folorunsho Alakija is the Group Managing Director of all her companies. 
  • Her husband’s name is Modupe Alakija,she got married in 1976.
  • Mrs Folorunsho has seven children.
  • Folorunsho was born to the family of Chief L. A. Ogbara in Ikorodu, Lagos State.
  • Had her education in Nigeria,London and Wales.
  • She studied fashion design at the American College,London and the Central School of Fashion.
  • Folorunsho started her career in 1974 as an executive secretary at Sijuade Enterprises.
  • She was a former banker before establishing her first tailoring company called Supreme Stitches.
  • Folorunsho Alakija was also the president of the Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FADAN).
  • In 1993, Folorunsho was licensed to explore for oil on a 617,000-acre block under Alakija's company, Famfa Limited. 
  • On March 2016 she became the first female Chancellor (Osun State University) in Nigeria.

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  • Folorunsho has a foundation called the Rose of Sharon Foundation that assists widows and orphans by empowering them through scholarships and business loans.
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  • Her company also sponsors the Agbami medical and engineering scholarship scheme.
  • Mr Folorunsho Alakija provides more than one thousand scholarships to people yearly.
  • Mrs Alakija donated a hugh amount of money to Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai.
  • The Niger State University has a 350 Seat Lecture Theater named after her,because of the money she donated towards it's completion.
  • Folorunsho Alakija is also the vice-chairman of the National Heritage Council and Endowment for the Arts.
  • She is the Chief Matron of Africa's Young Entrepreneurs.
  • Mrs Folorunsho's husband is a lawyer.
  • Folorunsho Alakija is a grandmother,she has four sons and grandchildrens.
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  • Folorunsho Alakija's nephew is the Nigerian Dj signed to Banky W's EME records DJ Xclusive.

You can contact Folorunsho Alakija by visiting her official website at or contact her foundation The rose of sharon foundation on +2348035845144,+2348055093080.