Africa is plagued by unequal distribution of wealth. Many African women face high rates of poverty. However, some of them are rich. The current generation of African women is ambitions, and is eager to reform societies, build industries and rewrite history. Africa has produced few rich women. These women are highly influential in the continent.
Here are the top 3 richest women in Africa.
Mama Ngina Kenyatta is the mother of Uhuru Kenyatta, the fourth and the current president of Kenya. She is the wife of Jomo Kenyatta, the first president of Kenya. She holds a vast collection of prime real estate her husband acquired in the 1960s and the 1970s during a British colonial government and world-bank sponsored settlement transfer scheme, which allowed government officials and rich Kenyans to acquire land from British colonialists at cheap prices.
Mama Ngina Kenyatta and her family owns stakes in Kenya’s largest dairy company Brookside Dairies, media company Mediamax, Heritage Hotels, Commercial Bank of Africa and hundreds of thousands of prime Kenyan land.