Nigerian Dangote still World’s richest black man

It’s that time of the year again, FORBES magazine has published its list of the richest people on the planet for 2017, and surprisingly, only 10 of them are black, down from 12, a year ago. Who are the richest black billionaires?

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 $8.4billion. 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.

Meet The Top 10 Richest Black Billionaires In The World For 2017

  • 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 Save
  • Mohammed Ibrahim ($1.14 billion) UK, Mobile Telecoms, Investments


-CEOWorld magazine

Oprah, Beyonce tie at number 3 on Forbes America’s richest self-made women

Forbes Magazine is well-known for chronicling the lives of the rich and famous. The magazine has released its list of America’s richest self-made women and Oprah and Beyoncé made the cut! Oprah tied for third place with an estimated net-worth of $2.9 billion. Three billi? Damn, Oprah, can you adopt us???

Oprah’s net worth is thanks to her legendary career in the media industry, which just won’t quit. After taking some time offscreen following the end of her talk show, Oprah will return to the silver screen on 60 Minutes this fall. She also is at the helm of O Magazine.

Beyoncé is 46 on the list with an estimated net worth of $350 million. Bey has been on this list since it started three years ago. Her Formation World tour raked in a whopping $250 million, which helped solidify her spot. But as we all know now, her combined net worth with husband Jay Z is actually past the billion mark.

We’re excited to see two of our favorite ladies doing so well.

Congrats to all the self-made women on the list!

Written by Lainey Sidell