If you’ve ever wondered how many Black people are in the one percent of the world’s most wealthy, well, there are just under 20. Black people make up less than 1% of global billionaires according to the latest Forbes list released earlier this year. Even though there are just 15 Black people among the world’s estimated 2,755 billionaires, fortunately, the list is growing. The renaissance ‘Bad Gyal’ herself, Rihanna who was recently acknowledged as the world’s richest female musician, was added to the list with a projected net worth of $1.7 billion partially due to her ever-expanding Fenty empire.  

Here are the richest African Americans and where they rank on the list of the world’s billionaires.

01 Robert F. Smith

Net Worth: $6 billion Age: 58 Business: Private equity, finance, investments Global Ranking: 451GETTY IMAGES

02 David Steward

Net worth: $3.7 billion Age: 69 Business: IT provider Global Ranking: 807GETTY IMAGES

03 Oprah Winfrey

Net worth: $2.7 billion Age: 67 Business: Media and entertainment Global Ranking: 1,174GETTY IMAGES

04 Kanye West

Net Worth: $1.8 billion Age: 43 Business: Music, Yeezy sneakers, fashion, retail Global Ranking: 1,750GETTY IMAGES

05 Rihanna

Net Worth: $1.7 billion Age: 33 Business: Music, Fenty Cosmetics, beauty, fashionGETTY IMAGES

06 Michael Jordan

Net Worth: $1.6 billion Age: 58 Business: Charlotte Hornets, endorsements Global ranking: 1,931

07 JAY-Z

Net Worth: $1.4 billion Age: 51 Business: Media, entertainmentGETTY IMAGES

08 Tyler Perry

Net Worth: $1.0 billion Age: 51 Business: Movies, television, entertainmentGETTY IMAGES

09 Mike Adenuga

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. Networth 6.6 billion USD

10 Aliko Dangote

Nigerian business magnate. He is the chairman and CEO of Dangote Group, an industrial conglomerate and the wealthiest person in Africa, with an estimated net worth of US$12.4 billion as of September 2021.

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11 Abdulsamad Rabiu

Estimated net worth: $5.2 Billion Age: 61 Business: Commodity tradingABDULSAMAD RABIU

12 Michael Lee-Chin

Estimated net worth: $1.5 Billion Age: 70 Business: Investment bankingMICHAEL LEE-CHIN

13 Patrice Motsepe

Age: 59 Estimated net worth: $3.1 Billion Business: MiningGETTY IMAGES

14 Strive Masiyiwa

Age: 60 Estimated net worth: $1.7 billion Business: Technology salesGETTY IMAGES

15 Alex Karp

Age: 53 Estimated net worth: $1.3 billion Business: Software technologies