They are the true black gold as these individuals represent the true meaning of the phrase. Their wealth and influence is known all around the world and there is a special charm that makes them more successful, the color of their skin. All prejudices and ignorant views are redundant as they show us a true beauty of hard work, skills, knowledge and in some cases of multiculturalism. We present to you the list of top 10 richest black people in 2015.
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- 10. Robert L. Johnson — USD550 Million
- 9. Sean Comb — USD700 Million
- 8. Michael Jordan — USD1 Billion
- 7. Mo Ibrahim — USD1.1 Billion
- 6. Patrice Motsepe — USD2.3 Billion
- 5. Isabel Dos Santo — USD3 Billion
- 4. Oprah Winfrey — USD3 Billion
- 3. Mike Adenuga — USD4.6 Billion
- 2. Sheik Mohammed Hossain Al-Amaoudi — USD10.6 Billion
- 1. AlikoDangote — USD20.8 Billion
10. Robert L. Johnson — USD550 Million
Robert L. Johnson had become the first African American billionaire when he had sold his TV station BT Entertainment for one billion dollars. Mr. Johnson had to return some debts but with his smart business investments and entrepreneur’s spirit he has a wealth of 550 million dollars. He is also a first African American to get on the list of richest people by magazine Forbes.Robert was an owner of NBA team Charlotte Bobcats.
9. Sean Comb — USD700 Million
You probably wonder who is Sean Comb but if we tell you that he is also known by his stage names Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, and Puff Diddy, things will be different. He is one of the most famous rappers of our era who also owns other businesses such as a Production Studio. The fact that Puff Daddy’s wealth increased for more than 120 million dollars. This is the testimony of his skills and knowledge.
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8. Michael Jordan — USD1 Billion
Michael is one of the most famous basketball players of all times who is currently a chairman of Charlotte Bobcats. MJ as he also known was a former player of Charlotte Bobcats and had also played for other NBA clubs such as Chicago Bulls. Mr. Jordan is not only a super star but he is also a successful businessman with many brands of using his name as a brand. Jordan is a living legend.
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7. Mo Ibrahim — USD1.1 Billion
Mo Ibrahim is the ex-owner of Celtel Telecommunication Company which was sold for 3.4 billion dollars in 2006. After doing this Mr. Ibrahim set up a foundation bearing his name to help the countries in Africa. He is a great philanthropist and obtained the highest level of education.
6. Patrice Motsepe — USD2.3 Billion
He is a founder and CEO of mining company Africa Rainbow Minerals which deals with excavation of precious metals. Mr. Motsepe is also the non-executive chairman of Harmony Gold, the 12th largest gold company in the world and the deputy chairman of the company Salam. He was named as the richest man in South Africa in 2012 by Sunday Times.
5. Isabel Dos Santo — USD3 Billion
Isabel Dos Santos is a daughter of Angola’s president Jose Eduardo Dos Santos and the riches woman in Africa. She is a Business woman and had major investments in Angola and Portugal. She was educated in the United Kingdom.
4. Oprah Winfrey — USD3 Billion
Oprah Winfrey is the most famous TV hostess running her show since the eighty’s. She was also proclaimed as the richest African American woman in the 20th century. She is also a great philanthropist, helping people around the world.
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3. Mike Adenuga — USD4.6 Billion
Mike Adenuga is the second wealthiest Nigerian and the owner of the second largest telecommunication company in Nigeria. He also owns the stakes in the Equatorial Trust Bank and the oil exploration firm Conoil. This makes Mike Adenuga one of the wealthiest men in Africa.
2. Sheik Mohammed Hossain Al-Amaoudi — USD10.6 Billion
Sheik Al-Amaoudi is an Arabic citizen of the Ethiopian decent who owns many companies in different branches such as energy, agriculture, tourism, construction and manufacturing. He has investments in Saudi Arabia, the UK, Sweden, Morocco and Ethiopia; He is a great philanthropist as he opened breast cancer research Centre at the King Abdulaziz University.
1. AlikoDangote — USD20.8 Billion
AlikoDangote is a business magnate whose company Dangote Group trades commodities throughout Africa .He is the richest man in Nigeria and the richest black man in the world. Mr. Dangote was given the second highest honor in Nigeria by the President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011.Dangote had donated USD1 million to stop the spread of Ebola.
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These people are truly marvelous as their hard work and perfect business sense made them useful members of the society and the world. They should be our idol how to succeed in the all sorts of businesses.