Coinage, life well spent. Presented by Geico. According to Forbes last year there was 1,810 billionaires in the world. 12 of them were black. Three of them were black women. Lets take a look at some of the wealthiest black women and what led to them to such remarkable success. Who better to start off our list than Queen B herself? You know who she is. Six million albums and six major motion pictures later, a multi-million dollar Pepsi deal, fragrance and clothing lines, as well as her own production and management company have all contributed to Beyonce's reported net worth of almost half a billion dollars. Combined that with Jay-Z's and you've got a billion dollar family. Sheila Johnson not only co-founded BET, which sold to Viacom for $3 billion, but she's also part owner of three sports teams in the NFL, NBA, and WNBA. And has real estate investments in luxury resorts. Johnson reportedly has a net worth of $400 million Was. The formed queen of daytime TV is still said to be the wealthiest black woman in America. After 25 years of an award winning talk show, her own production company, a magazine, a television network, real estate acquisitions and a small stake in Weight Watchers, Oprah Winfrey is still going strong with a reported net worth of 3.1 billion dollars Dubbed by Forbes as Africa's Richest Woman, Isabel Dos Santos is also the daughter of [UNKNOWN] President Jose [UNKNOWN] He appointed Isabel as the head of the state owned oil firm, Sonangol. She also has stake in [UNKNOWN], Angola's largest mobile telephone network, as well as in a cable TV network and a bank Dos Santos is right up there with Ms. Winfrey. With a reported net worth of $3.1 billion. Folorunsho Alakija is said to be the only female billionaire in Nigeria. Alakija, made her way to that title with successes in oil and fashion. Not only is she the founder of Famfa Oil. A company that claims 60% of a super profitable oil block But she's also created a fashion empire with her Nigerian label Supreme Stitches, all adding up to a reported net worth of $1.55 billion. Supreme indeed. [MUSIC]

Essence.com
Apr, 11, 2017

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