7 Richest Black People in the World
When we start to search for the richest black people in the world, then the first question that comes to mind is the struggle which they would have made in acquiring a place for themselves in the list. The black people have indeed made some great strides by bringing down the racial barriers that once stopped them in every sector. But not it seems like they are coming to power. This is something that the world should acknowledge about them. There was a time when people used to undermine and stereotype them in terms of crime, violence and much more. The good news for everyone here is that even the young African Americans have now started to climb the ladder of success that is sure to take them to the heights which they would have never imagined. I am sure that if Martin Luther King had been alive today, he would have been really happy to see that what he had started long ago has turned out to be fruitful for all black people. Let us now have a look into the net worth and earnings of the 7 richest black people in the world.
7. Michael Lee Chin
With a current net worth of more than US $ 2 billion, Lee Chin is quite an example to follow. In addition to being a self-made billionaire, this Jamaican-Canadian investor is the owner of the company that is believed to be one of the biggest broadband providers in The Central and South American countries. Not to forget, the amounts which he has been donating for philanthropic purposes from time to time. He is also considered to be one of the richest people in Canada.
6. Mohammed Ibrahim
Being one of the richest people in UK, Mo Ibrahim is a well know mobile communications and networking entrepreneur. Moreover, he has also worked for various other telecom companies and has played an integral part in reshaping their policies. In the year 2005 he had sold one of the biggest mobile phone companies in Africa, Celtel, for nearly US $ 3.4 billion. His current net worth is around USD £1.1 billion.
5. Oprah Winfrey
Now here we have a name that most of the people will know about. With a current net worth of around US $ 2.7 billion, the Queen of TV has now launched her own station. Although the network received some low ratings early on, but now the OWN is being watched in nearly 83 million homes. Her earnings are believed to be around $ 225 million on a yearly basis.
4. Patrice Motsepe
Originating from South Africa, Patrice Motsepe is really an icon and an inspiration for all those people who think that the world doesn’t offers chances. The current net worth of Motsepe is around US $ 3.28 billion. It all had started from his purchase of gold mine shafts. In terms of the world rankings, he is the 442nd richest person alive.
3. Mike Adenuga
Being the 2nd richest person in the land of Nigeria and the 248th richest person on the globe, Adenuga holds deep regard for his telecom, oil and banking businesses which took him to the top of the world. As of the year 2012, his net worth is estimated to be around $ 4.3 billion. His company has also recently launched its 4G network. He had made a very small start by initially selling coca cola, but now his achievements are all in front of you.
2. Aliko Dangote
Aliko Dangote is the richest man in Nigeria with a net worth of around $ 11.2 billion. There are a number of sources which have led to accumulation of his wealth like sugar, flour and cement businesses. Moreover, his fortune had also grown in the year 2010 by nearly 550 %. He is also the owner of the Dangote Group which operates in Nigeria and in a number of other countries as well.
1. Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi
Al Amoudi is the 2nd richest person in Arabia all due to his net worth which is around $ 12.5 billion. He had started his fortune venture from Sweden nearly 42 years back. Most of these earnings come from his construction company named as Midroc. Moreover, he has also set his foot in the agricultural businesses in Ethiopia. He definitely deserves to be one of the richest black people in the world.