Thursday, 22 February 2018

'I became a billionaire even without a university degree' - Folorunso Alakija One of Africa's Richest Women Reveal

Nigerian Billionaire Folorunso Alakija

One of the richest women in Africa, Folorunso Alakija, has made a revelation about her life that not so many people knew of. 

According to the billionaire, she achieved greatness in life without a University degree.

Alakija took to Instagram to share this piece and she also opened up that she is the 8th child in her family of about 52 children. 

She wrote: “I would like to encourage you on my encounter with the glory of God. It happened almost 27 years ago when I gave my life to Christ at the age of 40 and my life has not been the same ever since, I pray your life too, will experience a total turn around.

I was born almost 67 years ago, into a large and illustrious polygamous Muslim family as number 8 out of 52 children through a father who had 8 wives.

Back then, large families were common, but what was unusual was that I was one of the very first few Nigerian children who left its shores to go and study abroad at such a tender age of 7

Even at that age, I knew I could not afford to let my family down cause I was seen as an ambassador. 

My desire was to study law but my daddy did not believe in investing in girls at that time. 

Today, I have no university degree, but God’s glory lifted me up and I have received numerous Honorary doctorate degrees at home and abroad. All of what you now see today has taken almost two and a half decades, so I am not an overnight success. On the contrary

Through God’s grace, I am a blood bought totally forgiven, absolutely redeemed, heaven bound child of God. 

I have had to make sacrifices like everyone else, faced challenges but never given up. 

I have not compromised myself, my values or my faith. "

Meanwhile Nigerian business mogul, Aliko Dangote, remains Africa’s richest person with $12.2 billion net worth, according to the latest 2018 list released by Forbes magazine. 

He is followed by Nicky Oppenheimer who has a net worth of $7.7 billion.

Dangote is joined by just two other Nigerian billionaires on this year’s list, telecom tycoon Mike Adenuga, who is Africa’s fifth richest person with an estimated $5.3 billion fortune, and oil billionaire Folorunsho Alakija, who has an estimated net worth of $1.6 billion 

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