25 Richest Black People in the World

From the richest black man in history to the richest black woman in America, some of the wealthiest people in history have been black. From entertainers in Hollywood to politicians in Nigeria, from African Americans to British Africans to Jamaican Canadians and almost everything in between, against incredible adversity they have managed to prevail and build their fortunes. These are the 25 Richest Black People in the World!

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25

Magic Johnson

Magic JohnsonSource: businessinsider.com

A former NBA player, Magic’s net worth is an estimated $500 million.

24

Jay-Z

Jay-ZSource: businessinsider.com

A record producer, singer, rapper, and entrepreneur, Jay-Z’s net worth comes in at $475 million.


23

Mariah Carey

Mariah CareySource: forbes.com

The popular musician and businesswoman has an estimated net worth of $510 million.

22

Michael Jordan

Michael JordanSource: forbes.com

At just over $1 billion, the former NBA player has recently joined the billionaires club.


21

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah WinfreySource: forbes.com

The well known American media mogul commands a fortune of roughly $4 billion.



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