The cover featuring famed model Alek Wek for Forbes Life Africa commemorates the second anniversary for the magazine. It’s a celebratory moment in more than one way. Forbes is launching Forbes Woman Africa, which comes at an appropriate time given the announcement of the richest black woman in the world, Nigerian oil tycoon, Folorunsho Alakija. According to Pan-Africa magazine, Alakija is worth an estimated $7.3 billion. In case you’re wondering, our dear Oprah is only worth about $2.8 billion.
The continent is estimated to having 55 billionaires in total with a combined net worth of $143 billion. The richest man, Nigerian manufacturer Aliko Dangote, is worth $20.2 billion. The youngest billionaire is 38-year-old Tanzanian Mohammed Dewji, who is also in the oil industry.