Richest Black Billionares In The World Right Now


Billionaire Aliko Dangote is now the #1 richest black man in the world today. But closely following behind him are other great men and women who have distinguished themselves and made names as the wealthiest black people alive. What made these people so wealthy seems out of the ordinary, but read further to find out their various sources of wealth.

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#1. Aliko Dangote – Net Worth: $18.3 Billion 2015


Born: April 10, 1957 (58 yrs) Kano

Nationality:  Nigerian (Hausa Tribe)

Source of Wealth: Dangote Group; Cement, Flour, Sugar, Oil etc

#2. Mohammed Hussien Ali Al Amoudi – Net Worth $11 Billion 2015


Born: July 21, 1946 (69 yrs) Dessie, Ethiopia

Nationality: Saudi Arabian/Ethiopian

Source of Wealth: Business; Real Estate, Oil, Construction

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#3. Mike Adenuga – Net Worth: $3.8 Billion 2015

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Born:  April 2, 1953 (69 Yrs) Ibadan                                                                                                                                      

Nationality: Nigerian (Yoruba Tribe)                                                                                                                                   

Source of Wealth: Telecommunication, Globacom

#4. Isabel Dos Santos – Net Worth:  $3.3 Billion 2015


Born: April 20, 1973 (42 yrs), Baku, Azerbaijan

Nationality: Angolan

Source of Wealth: Investments in Telecommunication (Unitel) and Banking Sector

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#5. Oprah Gail Winfrey – Net Worth: $3 Billion 2015


Born: January 29, 1954 (61 Yrs), Kosciusko, Mississippi.

Nationality: American

Source of Wealth: Media Business; Talk Shows, Actress, Producer

#6. Patrice Motsepe – Net Worth: $1.45 Billion 2015


Born: January 28, 1962 (53 yrs). Soweto,

Nationality: South African

Source of Wealth: Africa Rainbow Minerals; Gold, Ferrous metal, Base Metals and Platinum

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#7. Folorunsho Alakija – Net Worth: $1.9

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Born: 1951 (64 Yrs), Ikorodu, Lagos

Nationality: Nigerian (Yoruba Tribe)

Source of Wealth: Business; Oil and Fashion

#8. Dr Mohammed “Mo” Ibrahim – Net Worth: $1.07 Billion 2015


Born: 1946 (69 yrs), Sudan

Nationality: Sudanese 

Source of Wealth: Telecommunication; Celtel, Mobile System International

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#9. Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma – Net Worth: $ 1.1 


Born: December 9, 1938 (77 yrs), Takum

Nationality: Nigerian (Hausa Tribe)

Source of Wealth: Politics and Petroleum Business

#10 Tony Elumelu – Net Worth: $1 Billion 2015

Tony Elumelu

Born: March 22, 1963 (63 yrs) Jos

Nationality: Nigerian (Igbo Tribe)

Source of Wealth: Real Estate, Bank Stakes(UBA), Transcorp plc (Energy, Agribusiness and Hospitality)