This is a global list of Black African ancestry billionaires in U.S. dollars, compiled using data from Forbes.com, Bloomberg.com and CanadianBusiness.com. There are currently 16 known black billionaires (2020/09).
Nigerian business magnate Alhaji Aliko Dangote with a net worth of $13.4 billion is the world's richest black person, according to Forbes magazine..
The 16 billionaires on our list has aggregate wealth of $48.2 billion, and a median age of 60 years. Nigeria's Alhaji Aliko Dangote accounts for 27.8% of that aggregate wealth. Black billionaires aggregate wealth represent less than one percent of the aggregate wealth of all billionaires.
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. Forbesmistakenly 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 2013, when she was joined by Isabel dos Santos, Africa's first female billionaire and Folorunsho Alakija, Nigeria's first female billionaire.
|Name||Age||Net Worth||Source||Industry||Country of Citizenship|
|Aliko Dangote||63||$13.4||The Dangote Group||sugar, flour, cement||Nigeria|
|Robert Smith||57||$6.0||Vista Equity Partners||Private equity||United States|
|Mike Adenuga||67||$5.8||Globacom||telcom, banking, oil||Nigeria|
|David L. Steward||69||$3.5||World Wide Technology||Information Technology||United States|
|Abdulsamad Rabiu||60||$3.0||BUA Group||Sugar, flour, cement||Nigeria|
|Oprah Winfrey||66||$2.6||Harpo, Weight Watchers||Television||United States|
|Michael Jordan||57||$2.1||Charlotte Hornets, NIKE, endorsements||Entertainment, Apparel||United States|
|Patrice Motsepe||58||$1.7||African Rainbow Minerals (ARM)||mining||South Africa|
|Isabel dos Santos||47||$1.6||Investments||Banking||Angola|
|Michael Lee-Chin||69||$1.6||Investments, Mutual Funds||Communications, Banking||Canada|
|Strive Masiyiwa||59||$1.5||Econet Group, Liquid Telecom||Communications||Zimbabwe|
|Kanye West||43||$1.3||Yeezy||Music, Footwear and Apparel||United States|
|Mohammed Ibrahim||74||$1.1||Celtel International, MSI Cellular||communications||United Kingdom|
|Folorunsho Alakija||69||$1.0||Famfa Oil||Oil||Nigeria|
|Shawn Jay-Z Carter||50||$1.0||Roc-A-Fella Records, Rocawear, Armand de Brignac, D’Ussé, Tidal, Roc Nation||Music, Investments||United States|
|Tyler Perry||50||$1.0||The Tyler Perry Company Inc.||Film, Television||United States|