Only two of Africa's 20 multimillionaires are women: the Angolan Isabel dos Santos and the Nigerian Folorunsho Alakija
On the ranking of the 20 multimillionaires in Africa, there are only two women. Isabel dos Santos, daughter of Angola's former President José Eduardo dos Santos, and Nigeria's Folorunsho Alakija, who has a concession in one of the most productive oil fields in Nigeria, currently managed by the North American Chevron.
Isabel dos Santos is the eightest richest person in Africa on the Forbes list. Folorunsho Alakija ranks 19th in the ranking. The fortune of José Eduardo dos Santos' daughter declined from $ 2.7 billion to $ 2.3 billion. According to Forbes, the devaluation of Galp and Nos, as well as Unitel, explain the fall in the fortune of Isabel dos Santos.
The Angolan businesswoman is 45 years old, married and has three children. She is one of the youngest personalities in the Forbes ranking and is tied for 8th place along with three more millionaires.
The total amount managed by Folorunsho Alakija is of $1.1 billion. Alakija is the vice president of Famfa Oil, a Nigerian oil company that partners with Chevron and Petrobras. The 68-year-old Nigerian billionaire is married and has four children. His fortune has also shrunk over the years. In 2014, it was of 2.5 billion dollars.
Overall, the wealth in Africa is declining. The list of multimillionaires has shrunk this year from 23 to 20 and their fortunes have also dropped.
Leading the Forbes US ranking is Nigerian Aliko Dangote, who has topped the list for eight years and has lost nearly two billion dollars since last year due to a 20% drop in the stock of his most valuable asset, the cement company Dangote Cement. His fortune is estimated at 10.3 billion dollars.