How ‘”I became a billionaire even without a University degree’ – Folorunso Alakija Shares Motivational Piece

One of the richest women in Africa, billionaire Folorunso Alakija, 67, has shared details about her life, not so many people know of.

According to the billionaire oil tycoon and mother, she was able to achieve greatness in life even without a University degree.

Mrs Folorunso Alakija took to Instagram to share this motivational piece, revealing that she was a born into a polygamous home and that she is the 8th child in her family of about 52 children.

She further disclosed that all of what she has become today took almost two and a half decades.

”I have had to make sacrifices like everyone else, faced challenges but never given up. I have not compromised myself, my values or my faith,” she wrote.

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Read her story below…

I would like to encourage you on my encounter with the Glory of God. It happened almost 27 years ago when I gave my life to Christ at the age of 40 and my life has not been the same ever since, I pray your life too, will experience a total turn around.
I was born almost 67 years ago, into a large and illustrious polygamous Muslim family as number 8 out of 52 children through a father who had 8 wives.
Back then large families were common, but what was unusual was that I was one of the very first few Nigerian children who left it’s shores to go and study abroad at such a tender age of 7.
Even at that age, I knew I could not afford to let my family down cause I was seen as an ambassador. My desire was to study law but my Daddy did not believe in investing in girls at that time.
Today, I have no university degree, but God’s glory lifted me up and I have received numerous Honorary Doctorate Degrees at home and abroad.
All of what you now see today has taken almost two and a half decades, so I am not an overnight success. On the contrary. Through God’s grace, I am a blood bought totally forgiven, absolutely redeemed, heaven bound child of God.

I have had to make sacrifices like everyone else, faced challenges but never given up. I have not compromised myself, my values or my faith.GLORY BE TO GOD.”

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