Folorunsho Alakija is currently the richest black woman in the world. As the previous article had it, she is about $500 million richer than Oprah. She has been giving back to her society in various ways as is shown in this video. In the year 2008, she launched the Rose of Sharon Foundation, a non-governmental organization that provides widows and orphans across Nigeria.

“We found other that widows are a stigma in this society,” says Alakija. “Once they lose their husbands, the society turns their backs on them, their in-laws begin to mistreat them, they become depressed, they don’t know where to turn, they don’t know where their next meal is coming from,” she added.

Folorunsho Alakija is an inspiration to many women and men in her country and Africa as well – she is the embodiment of what Africa’s are able to achieve.

Video by Youtube

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