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
Net worth: $3.7 billion Age: 69 Business: IT provider Global Ranking: 807GETTY IMAGES
Net worth: $2.7 billion Age: 67 Business: Media and entertainment Global Ranking: 1,174GETTY IMAGES
Net Worth: $1.8 billion Age: 43 Business: Music, Yeezy sneakers, fashion, retail Global Ranking: 1,750GETTY IMAGES
Net Worth: $1.7 billion Age: 33 Business: Music, Fenty Cosmetics, beauty, fashionGETTY IMAGES
Net Worth: $1.6 billion Age: 58 Business: Charlotte Hornets, endorsements Global ranking: 1,931
Net Worth: $1.4 billion Age: 51 Business: Media, entertainmentGETTY IMAGES
Net Worth: $1.0 billion Age: 51 Business: Movies, television, entertainmentGETTY IMAGES
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.
Estimated net worth: $5.2 Billion Age: 61 Business: Commodity tradingABDULSAMAD RABIU
Estimated net worth: $1.5 Billion Age: 70 Business: Investment bankingMICHAEL LEE-CHIN
Age: 59 Estimated net worth: $3.1 Billion Business: MiningGETTY IMAGES
Age: 60 Estimated net worth: $1.7 billion Business: Technology salesGETTY IMAGES
Age: 53 Estimated net worth: $1.3 billion Business: Software technologies