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The Top 10 Richest Black People in the World

They say that black is beautiful, but these people can also add the word wealthy to that. Here is a list of the top 10 richest black people in the world for 2013. 10. Robert L. Johnson - $550 millio

They say that black is beautiful, but these people can also add the word wealthy to

that. Here is a list of the top 10 richest black people in the world for 2013.

10 Robert L. Johnson - $550 million

Robert L. Johnson is the founder, former Chairman and ex-Chief Executive Officer

of Black Entertainment Television, or BET. He is considered as the first African

American to become a millionaire after becoming the first black person from

anywhere in the world to become part of Forbes Magazine’s list of the richest people

on earth. He also used to be the majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, a franchise

of the National Basketball Association. The team is now controlled by Michael

Jordan. Johnson is also the founder and Chairman of RLJ Development.

9 Sean Combs - $550 million

He has also been known by other stage names, like Puff Daddy or Diddy or P.

Diddy. Sean Combs started out in the recording industry when he established Bad

Boy Records in 1993. The label was able to sign lucrative deals with several hip-

hop musicians, like The Notorious B.I.G. He has also released several successful

albums, from his 1997 debut entitled No Way Out to the 2009 Last Train to

Paris. He also has a successful clothing line, a couple of restaurants and a movie

production firm.

8 Michael Jordan - $650 million

Michael Jordan is considered to be the greatest basketball player to have ever

played the game. His numbers speak for itself: six-time NBA champion, six-

time Finals MVP, five-time MVP, three-time All-Star Game MVP, 10-time scoring

champion, 14-time All Star, Defensive Player of the Year in 1988 and Rookie of the

Year in 1985. Equally important is the $650 million he has from all his endorsements,

specifically with Nike. He is currently the majority owner and Head of Basketball

Operations of the Charlotte Bobcats basketball team.

7 Mo Ibrahim - $1.1 billion

Mo Ibrahim is a British businessman who was born in Sudan. He was the founder

of Celtel, a mobile phone company. In 2005, he was able to sell his shares in the

company for an astounding $3.4 billion. He is now involved in helping the African

continent by investing in various businesses and engaging in philanthropy. He

established the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in 2007 to promote good governance. It

resolves to grant the amount of $5 million to heads of state in the continent who have

been deemed worthy of the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.

No award was given, however, in 2009, 2010 and 2012.

6 Isabel dos Santos - $2 billion

Isabel dos Santos is an Angolan investor who was born in Azerbaijan. She is the

daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who is currently the President of Angola. The younger dos Santos is considered to be the richest woman in Africa and the most powerful woman in her country. She is also the first female billionaire from the continent. She has substantial investments in both Angola and Portugal, specifically in the media, retail, telecommunications, finance and energy industries.

5 Oprah Winfrey - $2.8 billion

Oprah Winfrey is known as the Queen of Talk. For years, she lorded it over the

talk show landscape with her show entitled “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” She is

the Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of Harpo Productions and the Oprah

Winfrey Network. She is the richest African American in history and is considered by

some to be the most influential woman in the world. Some also call her the greatest

black philanthropist in the history of the United States. Her influence on her audience

is such that anything she endorses is bound to become a hit.

4 Patrice Motsepe - $2.9 billion

Patrice Motsepe is a mining magnate from South Africa. He is the founder and

Chairman of African Rainbow Minerals, a company that has interests in gold,

platinum, base and ferrous metals. He is also the Chairman of Harmony Gold, the

12th biggest gold mining company in the world. He is considered as the richest man

in his country. He also owns the Mamelodi Sundowns, a football club that plays in

the South African Premier Soccer League. Motsepe is part of The Giving Pledge and

has promised to give up half his money to charitable causes and institutions.

3 Mike Adenuga - $4.7 billion

Mike Adenuga is a Nigerian businessman who made his money in oil and

telecommunications. He started out by handling construction projects back in

the 80's. He was then given a license for oil production. He became the first

Nigerian to strike oil in commercial quantities. He established Conoil Producing

Limited, one of the largest explorers in the country. He is also the man behind

Globacom, which is the second largest mobile phone network in the African country.

2 Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al Amoudi - $13.5 billion

Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al Amoudi is a businessman from Saudi Arabia and

Ethiopia. He is considered to be the richest man in Ethiopia and the second richest

Saudi Arabian national. He is the largest foreign investor in Ethiopia and Sweden.

He has interests in oil, mining, agriculture, hotels, hospitals, finance, operations and

maintenance. His construction company, the Mohammed International Development

Research and Organization Companies, or MIDROC, is the firm behind Saudi

Arabia’s nationwide underground oil storage complex worth $30 billion. He also has

oil refineries in Sweden and Ethiopia and a hotel in Addis Ababa.

1 Alhaji Aliko Dangote - $16.1 billion

Alhaji Aliko Dangote is a Nigerian investor and businessman. He is the owner of

the Dangote Group, which has commodities interests in Nigeria, Benin, Ghana,

Cameroon, Zambia and South Africa. He also has interests in other sectors like food processing, freight and cement manufacturing. He also has investments in banking, transportation, real estate, textiles, oil and gas. His company is considered as the largest industrial conglomerate in Western Africa. He is also the leading employer in Nigeria.

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