Each year Forbes magazine issues their billionaires list and their richest 400 people in America issues. Recently Jeff Bezos of Amazon surpassed a net worth of $151 billion cementing his position as the richest man in the world.   With the richest athletes predominately being black we wondered who were the richest blacks in the world and how many would be Americans and possibly athletes.  Well, we found our answer. In the top ten richest blacks in the world three Americans make the list,  one woman and two men,  and only one is/was a professional athlete. 

Here are the Top 10 Richest Blacks in the world.  (Source: Forbes)

1.  Aliko Dangote, $14.1 billion

  • Nigerian
  • Sugar, Cement, Flour

2.   Mike Adenuga, $5.3 billion

  • Nigerian
  • Oil

3.  Robert F. Smith, $4.4 billion

  • American, USA
  • Private Equit

 

4.  Oprah Winfrey, $2.7 billion

  • American, USA
  • Television

5.  Isabel Dos Santos, $2.5 billion

  • Angolan
  • Investments

6.  Patrice Motsepe, $2.5 billion

  • South African
  • Mining

7.  Folorunsho Alakija, $1.7 billion

  • Nigerian
  • Oil

 

8.  Michael Jordan, $1.65 billion

  • American, USA
  • Basketball

9.  Strive Masiyiwa, $1.39 billion

  • Zimbabean
  • Telecom

10.  Michael Lee-Chin, 1.19 billion

  • Canadian
  • Investments

 

Bonus

11. Muhammed Ibrahim, $1.14 billion

  • British
  • Mobile telecoms, Investments

 

 

 

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