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Top Ten Richest Women In Africa —2018

In Africa, women generally face a variety of legal, economic and social constraints, and some laws still regards them as minors. In some parts of the continent, women have been limited to small- scale operations in trade and industries, thus their average income are relatively low.

However some women have proved their worth, empowering African women through their achievements, proving time and again that women are not minors.

Meet Africa's power women. Below is the list of the top ten richest women in Africa


Isabel Dos Santos
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1.Isabel Dos Santos
Country: Angola
Age: 44
Angola's richest businesswoman.
Net Worth: $2.8 billion.

Folorunso Alakija
2.Folorunso Alakija
Country: Nigeria
Age: 67
Business tycoon involved in oil, fashion and printing industries. Executive vice chairman of Famfa Oil Limited.
Net Worth: $1.51 billion

Ngina Kenyatta
3. Ngina Kenyatta
Country: Kenya
Age: 84
Businesswoman. Widow of Kenya's first president, Jomo Kenyatta, and mother to Kenya's fourth president Uhuru Kenyatta.
Net Worth: $1 billion

See also: 2018 list of top ten richest men in Africa

Hajia Bola Shagaya
4. Hajia Bola Shagaya
Country: Nigeria
Age: 58
Businesswoman, managing director of Practoil Limited, one of the biggest importers and distributors of base oil in Nigeria. She is also a fashion enthusiast.
Net Worth: $630 million

Wendy Appelbaum
5. Wendy Appelbaum
Country: South Africa
Age: 56
Owner of De Morgenzen Wine Estate, and director of Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre.
Net Worth: $259.3 million

Wendy Ackerman
6. Wendy Ackerman
Country: South Africa
Non- Executive director of Pick N Pay Holdings Limited, one of Africa's largest supermarket chains.
Net Worth: $190 million

See also: Top ten richest men in Africa— 2018

Irene Charnley
7. Irene Charnley
Country: South Africa
Age: 57
CEO of Smile Telecoms Holdings Ltd based in Mauritius, a superfast 4G LTE internet service with operations in Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Uganda  and South Africa.
Net Worth $150 million

Bridgette Radebe
8. Bridgette Radebe
Country: South Africa
Age: 57
Businesswoman, known for being of Africa's first black female mine owners.
Net Worth: $100million

Sharon Wapnick
9. Sharon Wapnick
Country: South Africa
Age: 53
Non-Executive Chairman and Director of Premium Properties Limited and Octodec Investment Limited.
Net Worth: $43.1 million

See also: List of Africa's top ten wealthiest men

Elisabeth Bradley
10. Elisabeth Bradley
Country: South Africa
Age: 80
Non-executive chairperson of Toyota SA Limited and chairperson of Wesco Investments Limited.
Net Worth: $32 million

That's Africa's wealthiest women.
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