They are the truest representation of the multicultural US and these individuals show that Martin Luther King’s dream came through. Their hard work and skill paid off as they were able to pay off as they have overcome all differences and prevailed in their mission to get nationwide even worldwide recognition and respect. This is our list of top 10 richest African American people 2015.
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10. R. Donahue Pebbles — USD350 Million
DOB: Mar. 02, 1960
Roy Donahue Pebbles is the founder and CEO of Pebbles Corporation, a company that deals with real estates. Mr. Pebbles is also a political activist and the author. He even considered running to become a major of Washington DC but family issues stopped him.
9. Sheila Johnson — USD400 Million
DOB: Jan. 25, 1949
Sheila Johnson is a businesswoman and the co-founder of BET and CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts. She was married to Robert L. Johnson. Mrs. Johnson is the first African American female billionaire.
8. William Henry Cosby — USD400 Million
DOB: Jul. 12, 1937
William R. Cosby better known as Bill Cosby is a stand-up comedian and a TV personality. He made his wealth as a led actor in the famous TV series The Cosby show. Cosby had starred also in a sequel show called The Cosby.
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7. Earvin Johnson Jr — USD500 Million
DOB: Aug. 14, 1959
Seeing a name Earvin Johnson Jr. does not mean much but if we say this is Magic Johnson, you know everything what you need. Magic is one of the best basketball players of all time and the man with a strong will who even defeated a grave illness. Johnson entered The Hall of Fame in 2002.
6. Shaw Carter aka Jay-Z — USD510 Million
DOB: Dec. 4, 1969
Shaw Carter, better known by his stage name Jay-Z is a rapper and producer. Carter is one of the best known rapper and he is currently married to Beyoncé. Jay Z is a winner of 19 Grammy award a fact that is truly impressive.
5. Robert Johnson — USD550 Million
DOB: Apr.8, 1946
Robert Jonson is a businessman, executive and investor. He had founded and owned TV network BET until Johnson had sold it in 2002.This transaction made him the first African American billionaire. Robert was also an owner of basketball club Charlotte Bobcats until 2010 when he sold his stake to Michel Jordan. He is a CEO and owner of RLJ Company, a company with diverse portfolio.
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4. Tiger Woods — USD600 Million
DOB: Dec. 30, 1975
Tiger Wood is the best professional golfer of all time. He was a number one in golf for 264 weeks. Woods wealth was a lot higher but due to the marital problems in 2010, Tiger had lost lot of previous endorsements.
3. Sean Combs aka Diddy — USD700 Million
DOB: Nov. 4, 1969
Sean Combs better known as P. Diddy is a rapper, actor, record produce, entrepreneur and men fashion designer .Comb is best known for his music career and he won two Grammy awards and two MTV Video Awards. He is a producer of MTV’S show “Making the Band.”
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2. Michael Jordan — USD1 Billion
DOB: Feb. 17, 1963
Michel Jordan is the best basketball player of all time and he is currently the owner and chairman of the NBA club Charlotte Bobcats. Jordan is the former player of Charlotte Bobcats and Chicago Bulls, He entered the Hall of fame in 2009.
1. Oprah Winfrey — USD3 Billion
DOB: Jan. 24, 1954
Oprah Winfrey is the media mogul, TV hostess and an author. She earns USD315 million a year due to her smartly developed media empire. She is best known as a an anchorwoman of a talk show called the Oprah show.
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They rose over the prejudice, racism and social inequality to become the most respected individuals who fulfill our needs and contribute to the society. Richest African Americans are leaving a good mark on this world and we should be grateful to them for that.
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