“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” – Oprah Winfrey 

Most of the billionaires that we think of tend to be in the news constantly. Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett (just to name a few). But there are a select few that tend to be overlooked. Today, I wanted to have a focus on black billionaires. There may only be a handful of them (that we know of), but it is important for black kids and young adults to see that they are represented amongst those who are affluent.

Here is a list of black billionaires in alphabetical order. Of course, there may be some that I am missing, but don’t be afraid to let me know!

Aliko Dangote Aliko_DangoteNet Worth: $10.5 billion (Forbes)

Industry: Conglomerate

Nationality: Nigerian 

Femi Otedola 

Femi-Otedola-Net-WorthNet Worth: $1.85 billion (Forbes)

Industry: Utilities

Nationality: Nigerian

Folorunso AlakijaFolorunso-AlakijaNet Worth: $1.5 billion (Forbes)

Industry: Fashion & Oil

Nationality: Nigerian 

Michael Lee-Chin

Baba-Glo-Dr.-Mike-AdenugaNet Worth: $3.95 billion (Forbes)

Industry: Investments

Nationality: Jamaican

Michael Jordan

michael_jordanNet Worth: $1.7 billion (Forbes)

Industry: Business Ventures & Endorsements 

Nationality: American

Mike Adenuga

Mike-Adenuga-e1522055441308Net Worth: $9.4 billion (Forbes)

Industry: Telecom

Nationality: Nigerian 

Mohammed (Mo) Ibrahim

Baba-Glo-Dr.-Mike-AdenugaNet Worth: $1.18 billion (Forbes)

Industry: Telecom

Nationality: British-Sudanese

Oprah Winfrey

Baba-Glo-Dr.-Mike-AdenugaNet Worth: $2.6 billion (Forbes)

Industry: Media

Nationality: American

Patrice Motsepe

HARMONY GOLD FIELDSNet Worth: $2.2 billion (Forbes)

Industry: Mining

Nationality: South African

Robert SmithBaba-Glo-Dr.-Mike-AdenugaNet Worth: $4.4 billion (Forbes)

Industry: Private Equity

Nationality: American

Strive Masiyiwa 


Net Worth: $3.6 billion (Forbes)

Industry: Telecom

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Until next time,

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