There are over 1,600 billionaires on the planet. However, only nine of these 1,600 are black. With stories ranging from rags-to-riches to people who were born into wealth, this list supplies you with all the knowledge as to how these nine people built their empires. Many of them have made their fortunes in the telecommunications industry, while some are even building their own cars! Don't let these stories intimidate you. Instead, gain inspiration from their journeys. You never know what you can do when you put your mind to it.
9 Mohammed Ibrahim -- Net Worth: $1.1 billion
8 Abdulsamad Rabiu -- Net Worth: $1.2 billion
7 Folorunsho Alakija -- Net Worth: $2.5 billion
6 Oprah Winfrey -- Net Worth: $2.9 billion
5 Patrice Motsepe -- Net Worth: $2.9 billion
4 Isabel Dos Santos -- Net Worth: $3.7 billion
3 Mike Adenuga -- Net Worth: $4.6 billion
2 Mohammed Al-Amoudi -- Net Worth: $15.3 billion
1 Aliko Dangote -- Net Worth: $25 billion
Aliko Dangote runs away with this top ten list. Easily trumping Mohammed Al-Amoudi's $15.3 billion net worth, Dangote is worth a massive $25 billion. What business could create that much revenue? Turns out commodities such as sugar and cement are a lucrative business. It's especially lucrative if you then sell the sugar you have to places such as soft drink companies, breweries, and confectioneries. Dangote's company, the Dangote Group, owns many smaller sub-division companies, including Dangote Cement, Dangote Sugar Refinery, and Dangote Flour. Along with a number of other entrants on this list, Aliko has forayed into the world of telecommunications. One of his companies is creating fiber optic cables to supply all of Nigeria.
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