Posted by News Express | 8 August 2017 | 1,613 times
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)
Isabel Dos Santos ($3.1 billion)
Oprah Winfrey ($3 billion)
Robert Smith ($2.5 billion)
US, Private Equity
Patrice Motsepe ($1.81 billion)
South Africa, Mining
Folorunsho Alakija ($1.61 billion)
Michael Jordan ($1.31 billion)
Mohammed Ibrahim ($1.14 billion)
UK, Mobile Telecoms, Investments
•Adapted from CEOWORLD magazine
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