Black Billionaires 2012

This is a global list of black billionaires in U.S. dollars, compiled using data from Forbes.com, Bloomberg.com and CanadianBusiness.com.

Robert 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.

In the March 2012 edition of The World's Billionaires list, Forbes again list six black billionaires, three in Africa, one in the UK, one in the Middle East and one in North America. Mr. Michael Lee-Chin did not make the Forbes Billionaire List for 2011 or 2012 but he did make the 2011 and 2012 Canadian Business100 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).

Update November 26, 2012

NameAgeNetworthRankCompanyIndustryCountry
Mohammed Al Amoudi67$12.5 B61 FMIDROC, Corral Petroleum Holdings, Preem, Peaboil, diversifiedSaudi Arabia
Aliko Dangote54$11.2 B76 FThe Dangote Groupsugar, flour, cementNigeria
Mike Adenuga58$4.3 B248 FGlobacomtelcom, banking, oilNigeria
Patrice Motsepe50$2.7 B442 FAfrican Rainbow Minerals (ARM)miningSouth Africa
Oprah Winfrey58$2.7 B442 FHarpoTelevisionUnited States
Michael Lee-Chin61$1.8 B34 CBPortland Holdingsbanking, financial services, communicationsCanada
Isabel dos Santos401.8 B719 FInvestmentsBankingAngola
Mohammed Ibrahim65$1.1 B1075 FCeltel International, MSI CellularcommunicationsUnited Kingdom