Black Billionaires

Here is the how the full list breaks down:

Rank, Name, Net Worth, Citizenship & Source

  1. Aliko Dangote $11.5B Nigeria Cement & Sugar

  2. Mike Adenuga $6.1B Nigeria Telecom & Oil

  3. Robert F. Smith $5.2B United States Private Equity

  4. Abdulsamad Rabiu $4.8B Nigeria Cement & Sugar

  5. David Steward $3.7B United States IT Provider

  6. Patrice Motsepe $3.1B South Africa Mining

  7. Alexander Karp $3.0B United States Software Firm

  8. Oprah Winfrey $2.6B United States TV Shows

  9. Michael Jordan $1.6B United States Charlotte Hornets, Endorsements

  10. Michael Lee-Chin $1.5B Canada Mutual funds

  11. Strive Masiyiwa $1.4B Zimbabwe Telecom

  12. Kanye West $1.3B United States Music & Sneakers

  13. Mohammed Ibrahim $1.1B United Kingdom Communications

  14. Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) $1.0B United States Music & Multiple

  15. Tyler Perry $1.0B United States Movies & Television

There is still a large racial wealth gap between Black people and White people—even at the highest levels of financial achievement. However, despite these racial and systemic barriers, 14 of the 15 Black billionaires are self-made, meaning they built their wealth from the ground up. Who will be next to join the ranks? ~ Visual Capitalist

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