This article presents the richest black woman in the world in the year 2013. Of all the black women on Earth, only two are billionaires and their names are Oprah Winfrey and Isabel Dos Santos. These two females found a place in Forbes Billionaires List published in March 2013. Apart from them, there is no other black woman in the word who happens to be a billionaire. While Oprah Winfrey is richest Africa-American billionaire, Isabel is the richest black woman in Africa and also wealthiest female billionaire in Republic of Angola. These two are the only richest black female billionaires in the world.
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#1) Richest Black Woman in the World – Oprah Winfrey – $2.8B
Being the richest African American, Oprah Winfrey is also the richest black person in United States of America (USA). Wealth of Oprah Winfrey stands at $2.8 Billions. For those who reside in US, they don’t need any introduction for Oprah. She is a household name and is largely adored by Americans for her much-famous talk-show. According to Wikipedia, she is a talk-show host, actress, media proprietor, producer and philanthropist. She is also one of the women billionaires from America.
She hosted a television show named after her ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ which remains the highest-rated talk show ever in American Television history. The show was started in 1986 and it ran till the year 2011 after Oprah called it a quit. In this list, she is at the first rank and she is also the only African American billionaire. At the time of writing this article, she has over 17 million followers on micro-blogging site Twitter.
At one point of time, for years, Oprah Winfrey was the only black female billionaire before Folorunsho Alakija, a woman from Africa. On list of richest people in the world, she ranks #503. And among the people of United States, she ranks #168. On Forbes 400, she ranks #151. She frequently finds a spot in list of most powerful women around the globe. Now, she ranks #11 on that list. She is the richest black woman in America.
A famous line attributed to her is:
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
#2) Isabel Dos Santos – Second Richest Black Woman – From Angola
Being richest black investor, Isabel Dos Santos is the second richest black woman in the world after Winfrey. With a net worth of $2 Billions, she is the richest person in Angola and also the richest woman. No other man in Angola has more fortune than her.
Though a citizen of Angola, Isabel was born in Baku, Azerbaijan. When she found a place in elite club of billionaires, she became the first person ever to have it from her country. She is daughter of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos. At the time of writing this article, she holds a 25% stake in Unitel which is a mobile phone operating company.