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Top 10 Richest Black People in The World

Glusea brings to you the list of the top 10 richest black men in the world.

Black billionaires are individuals of African ancestry with a net worth of at least US$1 billion.

Top 10 Richest Black Men in the World

Aliko Dangote -$10.6 Billion

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Richest Man in Africa 2020

Aliko Dangote is a Nigerian business mogul and philanthropist who is the founder and chairman of Dangote Group, an industrial conglomerate in Africa.

The Dangote Group was established as a small trading firm in 1977, the same year Dangote relocated to Lagos to expand the company. Today, it is a multi trillion-naira conglomerate with many of its operations in Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia and Togo

Aliko Dangote is the current richest black man in the world. He has held the position since 2011.

Dangote has diversified into telecommunications and has started building 14,000 kilometres of fibre optic cables to supply the whole of Nigeria.

Mike Adenuga -$ 9.1 Billion

Mike Adenuga net worth

Michael Adeniyi Agbolade Ishola Adenuga Jr, is a Nigerian billionaire businessman, and the third richest person in Africa.

His company Globacom is Nigeria’s second-largest telecom operator, which has a presence in Ghana and Benin. He owns stakes in the Equitorial Trust Bank and the oil exploration firm Conoil (formerly Consolidated Oil Company)

Robert F. Smith – $5 billion

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Robert Frederick Smith  is an American businessman, philanthropist, chemical engineer, and investor. He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of investment firm Vista Equity Partners. 

Smith worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Air Products & Chemicals and later at Kraft General Foods as a chemical engineer, where he earned two United States and two European patents. From 1994 to 2000, he worked for Goldman Sachs in technology investment banking, first in New York City and then in Silicon Valley.

He advised on mergers and acquisition activity with companies such as Apple and Microsoft. In 2018, Smith was included in Vanity Fair’s New Establishment List, which is an annual ranking of individuals who have made impactful business innovations.

Top 10 richest black men in the world

David Steward -$ 4 Billion

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David L. Steward  is an American businessman. He is chairman and founder of World Wide Technology, one of the largest African-American-owned businesses in America.

Steward is one of five black billionaires in America being 745th in the Forbes Billionaires 2019 list.He was rated 239th on the Forbes 400 list of American billionaires

He is one of the richest black men in the world.

Richest black men in the world

Abdul Samad Rabiu – $3.2 billion

richest black men in the world

Abdul Samad Isyaku Rabiu is a Nigerian businessman. His late father, Khalifah Isyaku Rabiu, was one of Nigeria’s foremost industrialists in the 1970s and 1980s.

Abdul Samad is the founder and chairman of BUA Group, a Nigerian conglomerate concentrating on manufacturing, infrastructure and agriculture and producing a revenue in excess of $2.5 billion. He is also the chairman of the Nigerian Bank of Industry (BOI).

Abdul Samad is one of the richest black men in the world with a net worth of $3.2 billion.

Oprah Winfrey -$2.7 Billion

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Including in the richest black woman in the world is Oprah Gail Winfrey 

Oprah Gail Winfrey  is an American talk show host, actress, television producer, media executive, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, broadcast from Chicago, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and ran in national syndication for 25 years from 1986 to 2011.

Top 10 richest black men in the world

Strive Masiyiwa -$2.4 billion

top 10 richest black men in the world.

Strive Masiyiwa  is a London based Zimbabwean billionaire businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder and executive chairman of the telecommunications company Econet Global.

He has gained international recognition for his business expertise and philanthropy, and is considered one of Africa’s most generous humanitarians.

Strive Masiyiwa is among the wealthiest black men in the world

Top 10 richest black men in the world.

Patrice Motsepe -$2.3 billion

richest black men in the world

Patrice Tlhopane Motsepe  is a South African mining billionaire businessman of Tswana descent.

He is the founder and executive chairman of African Rainbow Minerals, which has interests in gold, ferrous metals, base metals, and platinum.

He sits on several company boards, including being the non-executive chairman of Harmony Gold, the world’s 12th largest gold mining company, and the deputy chairman of Sanlam. 

Top 10 Richest Black Men in the World

Michael Jordan -$2.1 Billion

Top 10 Richest Black Men in the World

Michael Jeffrey Jordan also known by his initials MJ, is an American former professional basketball player and the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). 

He played 15 seasons in the NBA, winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls. His biography on the official NBA website states: “By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.”

Kanye West – $1.3 billion

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The latest to join the list of top 10 richest black men in the world rapper Kanye West.

Kanye Omari West  is an American rapper, producer, and fashion designer.

The mercurial hip-hop superstar turned footwear magnate became the richest musician in the world. His company is composed of hundreds of pairs of his Yeezy sneakers.

Folorunso Alakija -$1.1 Billion

Folorunso Alakija Net Worth 2020

Folorunso Alakija  is a Nigerian billionaire businesswoman. She is involved in the fashion, oil, real estate and printing industries. She is the group managing director of The Rose of Sharon Group which consists of The Rose of Sharon Prints & Promotions Limited, Digital Reality Prints Limited and the executive vice-chairman of Famfa Oil Limited.

Jay-Z -$1 billion

top 10 richest black men in the world.

Shawn Corey Carter  known by his stage name Jay-Z  is an American rapper, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, businessman, and record producer.

Jay Z is worth $1 billion and is part of the top 10 richest black men in the world.

Top 10 richest black men in the world