Africa is a continent blessed with lots of natural resoures and brilliant minds. The brilliant minds use these resources to make millions and billions of dollars for themselves.
In this article we look the women using their brilliant minds to make fortunes for themselves thus the Top 10 Richest Women In Africa For 2020.
10. Tiwa Savage
Tiwa Savage born on 5th Februray 1980 is a Nigerian singer, songwrite and actress.
She was born in Isale Eko and relocated to London when she was 11 years old to pursue her secondary eduction.
5 years after, she began her music career as a back up vocalist for artists like George Michael and Mary J Blige.
After participating in the UK edition of the X Factor and graduating from Berkle College of Music, Tiwa Savage signed a publishing deal with Song/ATV Music Publishing 2009.
Tiwa Savage in 2012 moved to Nigerian to sign a deal with Mavin Records.
She made an appearance on the label’s compilation album Solar Plexus released that same year.
Tiwa Savage has a net worth of $5 million.
9. Sharon Wapnick
In nineth place is Sharon Wapnick. Sharon’s father Alec Wapnic founded Octodec Investment and premium properties; two property loan stock companies listed on the Johnannesburg Securities Exchange.
She is one of the top 5 shareholders in each company and her shares are estimated to be worth 544million Rand according to Forbes.
She has a net worth of $43.1 million.
8.Bridgette Motsepe Radebe
Coming in 8th place is Bridgette Motsepe Radebe. She is a South African businesswoman.
Bridgette who was born on 26 February 1960 started out as a common miner in the 1980s where she managed individual shaft mining operations and producing materials for the larger mine operations in South Africa.
She later started Mmakau Mining; a mining company that initiates explorations and helps to produce platinum and gold.
She has an estimated net worth of $100 million.
In seventh place is Irene Charnley, born on 6 May 1960.
She is a former trade unionist and business woman from South Africa.
Charnley first made her mark on the African business community as a negotiator for South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers where she spent 13 years co-ordinating various divisions of union operations.
She became an executive director for MTN Group and under her leadership connected several African and Middle East Countries to the MTN network.
She was behind the founding od the National Empowerment Consortium made up of 50% black business owners and 50% Black African laborers.
They eventually owned 35% of Johnnic holdings (now called Johnnic Communications).
She has an estimated net worth of $150 million.