Alakija's networth is estimated to be about 300 million dollars more than Winfrey's and that gap is pretty hefty.
We must recognize though that Alakija has not always been this wealthy, she started her career as a secretary and then in the 80's traveled to England to attend school for fashion. Hence, her hard work has paid off.
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