Folorunso Alakija
Folorunso Alakija
Celebrated Name: Folorunso Alakija
Real Name/Full Name: Folorunso Alakija
Gender: Female
Age: 72 years old
Birth Date: 15 July 1951
Birth Place: Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria Protectorate
Nationality: Nigerian
Height: 1.57 m
Weight: 85 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Modupe Alakija (m.1976)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Folorunso Alakija Lesbian? No
Profession: Businesswoman
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $1 billion
Last Updated: July 2024

Folorunso Alakija is a billionaire businesswoman who is of Nigerian Nationality. She does the business of fashion, printing industries, real estate, and oil. She works in The Rose of Sharon Group and Famfa Oil Limited as the group managing director and executive vice-chairman, respectively. She is also involved in the DaySpring Property Development company. Forbes also gives her the position of Nigeria’s richest woman. After Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Alakija is the most powerful woman in Africa.

Maybe you know about Folorunso Alakija very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Folorunso Alakija’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Folorunso, the richest woman in Nigeria, was born in the small city of Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria, on 15th July 1951. She went to Our Ladies of Apostles, Laos, to attain her nursery education. She studied there from 1955 to 1958. She then moved to the U.K. and went to Dinorben School for Girls to achieve her primary education. The school was located in Hafodunos Hall in Llangeryw, Wales, from 1959 to 1963.

She then moved back to Nigeria and went to “Muslim High School” for her high school education. The high school, located in Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria. She again came to England to attend her college, Pitman’s Central College. She completed her secretarial studies at this college, which is situated in London.

Personal Life

Folorunso is a happily married woman who tied the knot with Modupe Alakija, a lawyer in November of 1976—blessed with four sons, whose names were never disclosed by Folorunso, in Lagos, Nigeria. Folorunso is a very career-focused woman but also loves her family dearly. She has also stated in many interviews that her children give her strength and that her husband’s support has helped her reach her current success.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 15 July 1951, Folorunso Alakija is 72 years old as of today’s date 12th July 2024. Her height is 1.57 m tall, and her weight is 85 kg.


Alakija worked as an executive secretary at Sijuade Enterprises during the starting of her career in 1974. Later, she opened a tailoring company which was earlier known as Supreme Stitches but rose to fame as Rose of Sharon House of Fashion. Her main aim through her tailoring company was to promote Nigerian culture, and she was very successful in fulfilling her purpose as her company soon became a household name.

She also owns an oil company, Famfa Limited, which got its oil prospecting license in May 1993. In September 1996, she partnered with Star Deep and shared 40 percent of the total income with them. She faced some problems with it and had to fight the government in court but later on own the case.

She also helps widows and orphans by giving them scholarships and business grants under her foundation Rose of Sharon Foundation. She has helped many women and children through this act of kindness.

Awards & Achievements

Forbes gives Alakija the position of Nigeria’s richest woman in 2014. After Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Alakija is the most powerful woman in Africa, according to Forbes, in May 2015. She is also one of the most respected people in Nigeria.

Net Worth & Salary of Folorunso Alakija in 2024

Folorunso Alakija Net Worth
Folorunso Alakija Net Worth

As of July 2024, The net worth of Folorunso is $1 billion making her the richest woman of Nigeria. She is a very hardworking woman and has become a billionaire by her own. She is a one-woman army and runs many companies. She has already earned a vast fortune, but she is not stopping anytime soon.

Folorunso, a one-woman army, belongs to Nigeria and is the richest woman there. She is a very successful businesswoman that runs companies like Rose of Sharon House of Fashion and Famfa Ltd. She is a billionaire and is not stopping anytime soon.


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