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Folorunsho Alakija: how old is the richest woman in Nigeria?

How old is the richest lady of Nigeria Folorunsho Alakija? Learn now.

Folorunsho Alakija

This business woman is the richest in Nigeria and is the second best in the whole Africa. Her name is Folorunsho Alakija. Let’s find out how old she is.

Folorunsho Alakija biography

Currently, the woman is a tycoon, and her areas of business activities range from oil and fashion to printing. She was born in 1951. And on July 18, 2016, she has turned 65 years of age! Congratulations!

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Her first place of residence in life was Lagos State and Ikorodu city. When she turned seven, she went to the UK to get her education. Later on, she attended Muslim High School Sagamu Ogun State, Nigeria.

Her first job was a very humble one. In 1974 she took a position of a secretary in Lagos. The first company she established was called Supreme Stitches. Just in few years, it has turned into a very successful enterprise with the name changed to Rose of Sharon House of Fashion.

In 1993 she had applied for the land where she would prospect for oil. That business succeeded and in 2014 she took the 96 position in the Forbes’ listing of the most powerful and influential women in the world.

Folorunsho Alakija net worth

how old is Folorunsho Alakija

In 2016 she is listed as the richest woman in Nigeria and the second richest in Africa. The net worth o fFOlorunsho Alakija amounts to 1.77 billion US dollars. And she is 65 years of age. She takes the 80th position in the list of the most powerful women, and that means she makes a rapid progress.

We wish her happy birthday and hope Folorunsho would succeed even more in life.  

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