Richest women in Africa right now – Africa is a continent where women are generally not allowed freedom to exercise their experience and ideas when compared to their western counterparts. Though with the influx of higher standards of education, African women are beginning to experience freedom and the opportunity to become more enterprising.
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There are ten women who have proven their worth, standing out to become the top 10 richest women in Africa and employers of thousands of people through companies and ventures that they manage. Answers Africa profiles the top 10 wealthiest women in Africa.
10. Elisabeth Bradley
Sitting on more than $32 million is Elisabeth Bradley, whose father Albert Wessels brought Toyota to South Africa in 1961. Her source of wealth is from investments in companies and assets. In 2008, Wesco Investments which was the holding company that she was the chairman of, sold its 25 percent stake in Toyota South Africa to Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp for $320 million, with Bradley pocketing at least $150 million. While remaining as the chairman of Wesco Investments South Africa, she is also the vice-chairman of Toyota South Africa Limited, a board member at blue chip companies such as Standard Bank Group, Hilton Hotel and Roseback Inn and a director of AngloGold.
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