10 richest black people who are billionaire according to Forbes magazine

Aliko Dangote

The Nigerian billionaire is the 67th richest person in the world and also wears the crown of the richest person in Africa. He owns Dangote Group which has stakes in publicly traded sugar, salt and flour companies. Also the continent’s largest cement produce Dangote Cement also belongs to him. His net worth as of August, 2017 is $13.4 billion.Mohammed

Hussein Ali Al-Amoudi

A self made business tycoon, Al-Amoudi is Ethiopia’s richest and Saudi Arabia’s 2nd richest citizen. His parents being a Saudi Arabian father and an Ethiopian mother, he is the 2nd richest black man. Before starting to make fortune from oil refineries in Sweden and Morocco, his busines concentrated in real estate and construction. His oil refinery Preem is Sweden’s largest fuel company. His net worth as of 2017 is $9.5 billion.

Michael Adenuga

Michael Adeniyi Agbolade Ishola Adenuga Jr. or simply Mike is the 2nd richest human in Nigeria and his company Globacom is Nigeria’s 2nd largest Telecom operator which made him the third richest person in Africa with a net worth of $5.3 billion.

Isabel dos Santos

The wealthiest black woman alive, Isabel Santos is the oldest daughter of Angola’s longtime president. Her net worth is now $3.5 billion and in 2013, she became the 1st billionaire woman of Africa. She was also named one of the 100 most influential women in the world by BBC in 2015. Her investments range from Telecommunications to sports to bank, etc. She also controls United, Angola’s largest cell phone company.

Oprah Winfrey

Born Orpah Gail Winfrey, she is dubbed the “Queen of All Media”. Oprah is a famous television personality who hosted the highest rated television programme “The Oprah Winfrey Show”. She is also an actress, producer and the greatest black philanthropist in American history. She went on to be the 1st and only multi-billionaire black person. She has also been ranked the most influential women in the world several times and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2013. Her net worth as of now is $3.1 billion.

Robert F. Smith

An African American businessman, investor and philanthropist, he was the 274th richest person in American as of 2016 as reported by Forbes Also, he is the 2nd wealthiest African American after Oprah Winfrey and also is the founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. He is also Chairman of Carnegie Hall.

Patrice Motsepe

Patrice Tlhopane Motsepe is the founder and executive chairman of African Rainbow Minerals which interests in gold, ferrous metals, base metals and platinum. The South African mining magnate was the 1st black billionaire and in 2013, he signed the Giving Pledge.

Folorunso Alakija

The Nigerian business woman is one of the richest African women and is involved in fashion industry, oil and printing industries. She is also the Group managing director of the Rose of Sharon Group and has a net worth of $1.56 billion. She is also the vice chair of Famfa Oil.

Michael Jordan

The American retired professional basketball player is also a businessman and owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets. Given the nickname of Air Jordon and His Airness, he is known as the greatest basketball player of all times and has played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association(NBA) for the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards. His net worth as of August,2017 is $1.31 billion.

Mohammed Ibrahim

Dr. Mohammed “Mo” Ibrahim is a Sudanese-British mobile communications entrepreneur. He founded Celtel International which was sold for a whopping $3 4 billion in 2005 and also set up My Ibrahim Foundation. His net worth as $1.14 billion.

Image Source: Mail Online

by Esther Vaiphei, The Blogging Connection

5 thoughts on “10 richest black people who are billionaire according to Forbes magazine

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.