BLACK GIRL MAGIC

SOME OF THE WEALTH­I­EST WOMEN IN THE WORLD

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Is­abel dos San­tos – Net Worth: $3.3 Bil­lion (An­golan) Source of wealth: In­vest­ments The daugh­ter of An­gola’s pres­i­dent and the cur­rent rich­est woman in Africa. Is­abel is a very suc­cess­ful in­vestor; her in­vest­ments in­clude 25% stake in the An­go­lian mo­bile phone com­pany Uni­tel and 25% stake in An­go­lian bank Banco Bic.

Alice Walker – $300 mil­lion Walker wrote one of the best-loved Amer­i­can nov­els of all time, The Color Pur­ple, which won her a Pulitzer and a Na­tional Book Award. When Walker was a child, her dad earned only $300 a year as a share­crop­per ($4,000 in to­day’s money), so Walker’s bril­liant fi­nan­cial suc­cess is a stun­ning change from her early life.

Oprah Win­frey – Net Worth: $3 Bil­lion (Amer­i­can) Source of wealth: Me­dia Oprah Win­frey is the rich­est African Amer­i­can. The ma­jor­ity of her net worth was gen­er­ated from her 25 year prof­itable day­time TV show and earn­ings from her Harpo pro­duc­tion com­pany, which she helped celebri­ties like Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz.

Diana Ross – $250 mil­lion Diana Ross shot to fame as an orig­i­nal mem­ber of the legendary Mo­town girl group “The Supremes.” Then, as a solo artist, she had six num­ber one sin­gles, in­clud­ing “Ain’t No Moun­tain High Enough” and “Touch Me in the Morn­ing.” Ross has been nom­i­nated for 12 Gram­mys and won the Grammy Lifetime Achieve­ment Award in 2012.

Folorun­sho Alak­ija – Net Worth: $1.9 Bil­lion (Nige­rian) Source of wealth: Fashion and Oil

The first fe­male bil­lion­aire from Nige­ria, Folorun­sho Alak­ija made her bil­lions from oil and fashion.

Tina Turner – $200 mil­lion Tina Turner – aka The Queen of Rock & Roll – has been mak­ing mu­sic since 1960. Her 1980s hits are still fan fa­vorites, in­clud­ing “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” “Pri­vate Dancer,” “We Don’t Need Another Hero,” and “The Best.” She’s won eleven Grammy awards, and has record sales to­tal­ing 180 mil­lion copies world­wide.

She­lia John­son – $700 mil­lion Most peo­ple have prob­a­bly heard of the BET chan­nel, but some may not know the per­son be­hind the cre­ation of this well-known brand. She­lia John­son, co-founder of BET, has a net worth of ap­prox­i­mately $700 mil­lion. She’s seen here as team pres­i­dent, man­ag­ing part­ner, and gov­er­nor of the WNBA’s Wash­ing­ton Mys­tics.

Janet Jack­son – $175 mil­lion Janet Jack­son achieved a stun­ning 18 con­sec­u­tive top 10 hits on the US Bill­board chart, mak­ing her the world record-holder for a fe­male artist. She re­cently blew everyone’s mind again when she an­nounced that she’ll be hav­ing her first child at the age of 50, af­ter can­cel­ing her 2015-16 tour to prep for the lit­tle one’s birth.

Mariah Carey – $520 mil­lion Known for her multi-oc­tave vo­cal range, Mariah Carey has had mas­sive com­mer­cial suc­cess since her de­but sin­gle “Vi­sion of Love” topped the charts in 1990.

Ri­hanna – $120 mil­lion Ri­hanna has re­leased some of the best-sell­ing sin­gles of all time, in­clud­ing, “Um­brella”, “Take a Bow,” and “Only Girl (In the World).” She’s won eight Grammy awards and nu­mer­ous other ac­co­lades. She’s also much-loved by fans be­cause she seems like a gen­uine, au­then­tic per­son.

Bey­oncé – $300 mil­lion Bey­once started out as a mem­ber of Des­tiny’s Child, one of the hottest girl groups in his­tory, then went on to have mam­moth solo hits like “Crazy in Love” and “Sin­gle Ladies (Put A Ring On It).” Her HBO movie Le­mon­ade took things in a new, darker di­rec­tion that her fans seem to love. On top of all that, Bey­oncé has been hailed by Time and Forbes.

Ser­ena Wil­liams – $100 mil­lion His­tory-mak­ing ten­nis player Ser­ena Wil­liams has bro­ken many records. She has won mul­ti­ple grand slams, has a net worth of $100 mil­lion, and is def­i­nitely one of the best fe­male ten­nis play­ers in his­tory thus far.

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