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

Posted by News Express | 8 August 2017 | 1,613 times

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•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

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