This is a global list of black billionaires in U.S. dollars, compiled using data from Forbes.com, Bloomberg.com and CanadianBusiness.com.
On the 2013 edition of The World's Billionaires list, Forbes list seven black billionaires, four in Africa, one in the UK, one in the Middle East and one in North America.
Robert L. Johnson and Michael Lee-Chin were the first black people to be listed on Forbes magazines annual ranking of the World's Billionaires in 2001. Forbes mistakenly listed Mr. Johnson as the only black billionaire not recognizing Mr. Lee-Chin as being black.
Oprah Winfrey became the worlds first black female billionaire in 2003 and remained the only female black billionaire until being joined on the Forbes magazine billionaires list by Isabel dos Santos, Africa's first female billionaire and Folorunsho Alakija, Nigeria's first female billionaire.
Mr. Michael Lee-Chin did not make the Forbes Billionaire List for 2011, 2012 or 2013 but he did make the 2011 and 2012 Canadian Business 100 Richest Canadians List, which is published later in the year, his net worth was estimated at CAD $1.84 billion (USD $1.85 billion as of Nov., 2012). We will continue to list Mr. Lee-Chin on our list until he is no longer listed on any of our reference list.
Update November 21, 2013
|Aliko Dangote||55||$16.1||43||The Dangote Group||sugar, flour, cement||Nigeria|
|Mohammed Al Amoudi||68||$13.5||65||MIDROC, Corral Petroleum Holdings, Preem, Peab||oil, diversified||Saudi Arabia|
|Mike Adenuga||59||$4.7||267||Globacom||telcom, banking, oil||Nigeria|
|Patrice Motsepe||51||$2.9||490||African Rainbow Minerals (ARM)||mining||South Africa|
|Oprah Winfrey||59||$2.8||503||Harpo||Television||United States|
|Folorunsho Alakija||62||$2.5||589||Famfa Oil||Oil||Nigeria|
|Isabel dos Santos||40||$2.0||736||Investments||Banking||Angola|
|Abdulsamad Rabiu||40||$1.2||1175||BUA Group||Sugar, flour, cement||Nigeria|
|Mohammed Ibrahim||66||$1.1||1268||Celtel International, MSI Cellular||communications||United Kingdom|
Born: c.1960, Kano, Nigeria,
Position: Chairman, CEO,
Company: BUA Group,
Industry: Manufacturing, Real Estate Development, Oil & Gas and Shipping
Born: April 10, 1957, Kano, Kano State, Nigeria,
Position: Chairman, President,
Company: The Dangote Group,
Born: March 29, 1953, Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State.,
Position: Chairman, CEO,
Company: Globacom Limited,
Industry: Telecommunications Services,
Born: 1951, Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria
Position: Executive Vice Chairman
Company: Famfa Oil Limited
Industry: Oil & Gas Exploration & Production, Apparel Manufacturing
Born: April 1, 1973 in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, USSR,
Company: Unitel International Holdings BV, Santoro Holding
Industry: Media, Telecommunications, Financial Services,...
Born: Port Antonio, Jamaica, 1951
Company: Portland Holdings Inc.
Position: Founder, Executive Chairman
Industry: Financial Services
Born: 1946, Dessie, Ethiopia
Company: Corral Petroleum Holdings, MIDROC Ethiopia
Country: Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia
Born: c. 1946, Sudan,
Position: Founder and Chairman,
Company: Satya Capital Ltd.,
Industry: Investment Funds,
Born: January 29, 1954,
Position: Chairman, CEO, and CCO, OWN; Chairman, Harpo,
Company: Harpo Inc.,
Country: United States
Born: January, 28, 1962, Johannesburg
Company: African Rainbow Minerals Limited
Country: South Africa
Company: African Petroleum
Date of Birth: April 8, 1946, in Hickory, Mississippi.
Education: University of Illinois, BA, 1968; Princeton University, MPA, 1972.
Company: The RLJ Company
Position: Founder, CEO
Industry: Real Estate, Hospitality,...
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