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Dangote retains position as world’s richest black billionaire •Adenuga, Alakija also make Top 10

By News Express on 08/08/2017

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•Business magnate Aliko Dangote
•Business magnate Aliko Dangote

FORBES magazine has published its list of the richest people on the planet for 2017, and only 10 of them are black, down from 12, a year ago.

With an estimated net worth of $12.2 billion, Nigerian business magnate, Aliko Dangote, is still the richest black person in the world. Dangote is not only the richest man in Africa; he’s also the world’s richest black person.

The next person on the list is the Saudi-Ethiopian construction magnate Mohammed Al-Amoudi with an estimated worth of $8.4 billion. He is followed by Mike Adenuga ($6.1 billion), Isabel Dos Santos ($3.1 billion), and Oprah Winfrey ($3 billion).

The self-made media mogul Oprah Winfrey is still the richest African-American person in the world.

The top 10 richest black billionaires in the world

Aliko Dangote ($12.2 billion)

Nigeria, Sugar, Cement, Flour

Mohammed Al-Amoudi ($8.4billion)

Saudi-Ethiopian tycoon, Oil

Mike Adenuga ($6.1 billion)

Nigeria, Oil

Isabel Dos Santos ($3.1 billion)

Angola, Investments

Oprah Winfrey ($3 billion)

US, Television

Robert Smith ($2.5 billion)

US, Private Equity

Patrice Motsepe ($1.81 billion)

South Africa, Mining

Folorunsho Alakija ($1.61 billion)

Nigeria, Oil

Michael Jordan ($1.31 billion)

US, Basketball

Mohammed Ibrahim ($1.14 billion)

UK, Mobile Telecoms, Investments

•Adapted from CEOWORLD magazine

 

Source News Express

Posted 08/08/2017 1:41:10 PM

 

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