(In Photos) Top 10 Richest (Most Opulent) Black Billionaires in the world and their Net Worth in 2020/2021
Despite the glaring challenges that blacks have faced for decades especially racism and humiliation in first world countries, we have had a few who have pulled through and sneaked their way into opulence.
A classic example of racism is the outright humiliation that Kenyans in China were treated to following the coronavirus pandemic in Wuhan City.
In this article we shall focus on Top 10 richest (most opulent) Black billionaires as listed by the Forbes Magazine in 2020/2021.
Their source of wealth is majorly attributed to the singular focus on their goals and mule determination.
Surprisingly enough, more than 70% of these black billionaires obtained their wealth through trading shares in profitable companies after which they plowed back their gains and established their independent foundations and group companies.
A good example of such group companies is the Dangote Foundation and Dangote Group of Companies.
The richest black billionaire Aliko Dangote hails from Nigeria followed by Mohammed Al-Amoudi.
Women have also maintained a good run in the list of top 10 richest (most opulent) black billionaires with Isabel Santos(Angola) and Oprah Winfrey competing favorably against their male counterparts.
Nigeria and the USA lead in the list of top 10 black billionaires with each having three billionaires.
The rest of the countries that is Sudan, South Africa, Angola, Nigeria and Ethiopia have one billionaire each.
Below is the full list of top 10 richest (Most opulent) black billionaires and their net worth in 2020/2021
|Position||Name of billionaire||Net worth||Country of origin||Source of wealth|
|1||Aliko Dangote||$12.2 Billion||Nigeria||Dangote Foundation and Dangote Group of Companies|
|2||Mohammed Al-Amoudi||$8.4 Billion||Ethiopia||Oil and gas
|3||Mike Adenuga||$6.1 Billion||Nigeria||Telecommunication|
|4||Isabel Dos Santos||$ 3.1 Billion||Angola||Inheritance
|5||Oprah Winfrey||$ 3.0 Billion||USA||Oprah Winfrey Show|
|6||Robert Smith||$2.5 Billion||USA||Vista Equity Company|
|7||Patrice Motsepe||$ 1.8 Billion||South Africa||Mining Industry|
|8||Folorusho Alakija||$ 1.6 Billion||Nigeria||Investments|
|9||Michael Jordan||$ 1.3 Billion||USA
|10||Mohammed Ibrahim||$1.1 Billion||Sudan||Telecommunication|