Black Positive People : Oprah is No Longer the Richest Black Woman in the World

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  1. Knowledge Seed

    Knowledge Seed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We didn't think it was possible, but Oprah Winfrey has been dethroned as the richest black woman in the world. The new leading lady is oil baroness Folorunsho Alakija from Nigeria.

    While drilling oil has reportedly made the 61-year-old owner of FAMFA Oil Limited a very rich woman -- she is estimated to be worth at least $3.2 billion -- Alakija started her ascent to financial supremacy in fashion.

    Born into a wealthy family, Alakija studied fashion design in England back in the '80s and soon after founded the Nigerian clothing label Supreme Stitches. Her one-of-a-kind creations were worn by the who's who of African society, quickly making her the premier fashion designer in the West African country. In fact, she has been called one of the "pioneers of Nigerian fashion" and stays connected to the industry through the Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FDAN).

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    Thanks for sharing.
    This is yet another sign to Afrikans in the Diaspora, especially those of us with Ancestral roots to Nigeria, that it is time for us to at least look Home, if we do not have the means to return home.

    Alaafia!
     
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    An interesting story, but part of the Diversion program. There are many, many Rich Africans. But Individual riches isn't the object in the least.
     
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    What makes this story part of a 'Diversion program'?

    Diversion from what?
     
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    "The Nigerian government was successful and Alakija lost control of all but 10 percent of her oil company until 2012, when Nigeria's highest court reversed the government's actions.

    With Alakija now back in control of 60 percent of the oil company, her net worth has shot up to $3.2 billion, an estimate that Ventures Africa calls extremely conservative.

    Alakija's sons now run Famfa Oil and her husband, Modupe Alakija, is the chairman of the company.

    She recently purchased a $102 million property at One Hyde Park in London, as well as a Bombardier Global Express 6000 jet, which she bought earlier this year for $46 million.

    Her charity, Rose of Sharon Foundation, gives out small grants to widows and orphans."
     
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    Although I admire African Americans goals and accomplishments that are being made, I agree with corvo. It is still individual accomplishments. Not to take anything away from that, but it would be nice to hear that a group of African Americans that has pulled all of their resources and finances together in unity economically.
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,

    ABSiblings

    ...Couldn't help but notice that this post, perhaps was overlooked, ABSiblings. Although I think I understand the paradigm used, "Diversion program;" it would best understood from, if you will, the horse's mouth. Are you willing to break down the term, Diversion program?

    Peace In,
     
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    It's a term from Dr. Claud Anderson:



    I use it to say that our Prosperity doesn't depend on individual successes.
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,

    Destee brown_h0rnet WARRIOR

    ... Gotcha, thanks ABSiblings for giving up your bottom line. I knew you had sound reasoning for using the phraseology, Diversion Program...

    Anderson is very good with definitions; we quote him defining racism in our work... btw, which work will be released very soon:




    Peace In,
     
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