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A black woman finally makes it on the world’s 500 richest people’s list

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A black woman finally makes it on the world’s 500 richest people’s list

BY ISMAIL AKWEI via https://face2faceafrica.com

 

 

She is very popular and rich but was never on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index until this week. Media mogul and billionaire Oprah Winfrey was just announced as the first black female entrepreneur to rank among the world’s 500 richest people.

 

Oprah Winfrey is the 494th richest person on the list, which has only 65 women of which six are entrepreneurs.

Her fortune hit a record $4 billion on Monday thanks to the performance of Weight Watchers International Inc., with which she partnered in 2015. The weight-loss company increased her fortune by $427 million this year.

Winfrey owns other businesses including The Oprah Winfrey Show and the cable network OWN. She recently partnered with Apple to produce original content and programming for the tech…

 

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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