Top 14 Black Billionaires In World [2023]

Here is the list of the world wealthiest black people. The wealthiest back men on Earth are often the subject of fascination and intrigue, with their vast fortunes and lavish lifestyles making headlines around the world. Surely, majority of world’s billionaires are of American descent, or European descent.

However, there are very tiny numbers of rich people from diverse backgrounds, like those of African and Indian descendants. But, in recent years, black billionaires has seen a surge in numbers. These black millionaires are now making their mark in various industries around the world.

Today, in this article, I will explore the top 14 richest black people in the world, their net worth, what they does, and their contributions to their respective industries. But first, here are introduction.

14. Tyler Perry

13. Jay-Z

12. Rihanna

11. Michael Lee Chin

10. Alex Karp

9. Michael Jordan

8. Opray Winfrey

7. Strive Masiyiwa

6. Patrice Motsepe

5. David Steward

4. Robert F. Smith

3. Abdulsamad Rabiu

2. Mike Adenuga

1. Aliko Dangote

Those are is the list of top 14 black millionaires on the world. To learn more about their net worth, business and their contribution to their respective industries, continue reading.

Top 14 Richest Black Billionaires in World

  1. Aliko Dangote: A Nigeria billionaire with $14 billion net worth. He is a businessman and the richest man in Africa, and the wealthiest black man on Earth. Dangote is the founder and CEO of Dangote Group, a conglomerate with interests in cement, sugar, flour, and other commodities.
  2. Mike Adenuga: Second richest man in Nigeria with $7.3 billion net worth. He is a businessman and entrepreneur who build business around Telecommunications industry in Africa. Adenuga is also the second richest black man on Earth.
  3. Abdulsamad Rabiu: Third Nigerian richest man also as the 3rd richest black man in the world with a net worth of $6.9 billion. Abdulsamad is businessman and the founder of BUA Group, a conglomerate with interests in cement, sugar, and other commodities.
  4. Robert F. Smith: He’s an American businessman and investor. Robert F. Smith is the founder and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm that specializes in investing in software companies. He remains the fourth wealthiest black person on Earth with $6.7 billion net worth.
  5. David Steward: The second richest black in United States of America. He is a businessman and the founder and chairman of World Wide Technology, a technology solutions provider. Steward’s net worth is estimated to be around $5.8 billion, making him one of the wealthiest black people in the world.
  6. Patrice Motsepe: He is a philanthropist South African businessman and the founder of African Rainbow Minerals, a mining company that has operations in South Africa and other African countries. Motsepe’s net worth is estimated to be around $3.3 billion, making him one of the wealthiest black people in the world, and first in South Africa.
  7. Strive Masiyiwa: A Zimbabwean richest man with $3billion estimated net worth, making him one of the wealthiest black person on Earth. Masiyiwa is the founder and executive chairman of Econet Wireless, a telecommunications company operating in Africa.
  8. Oprah Winfrey: Third richest black person in the United States (U S). Winfrey has an estimated net worth of $2.6 Billion, making her the richest black woman in the world, and one of the richest black people on Earth. Winfrey is an Actress, and founder of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). She has also invested in several businesses, including Weight Watchers.
  9. Michael Jordan: A retired American Basketballer with $1.7 billion estimated net worth, making him one of the wealthiest black people in the world. Jordan is generally considered as one of the greatest athletes of all time. He also has investments in several companies, including Nike and the Charlotte Hornets basketball team.
  10. Alex Karp: An American businessman and the CEO of Palantir Technologies, a data analytics company that offers services to governments and other business organizations. Karp’s net worth was last estimated to be around $1.6 billion, making him one of the tenth wealthiest black man in the world.
  11. Michael Lee-Chin: He’s the richest black man out of Jamaica. Michael Lee-Chin is a Jamaican-Canadian businessman and the founder of Portland Holdings, a financial services company. He is also the founder of Lee-Chin Institute at the University of Western Ontario, which focuses on promoting entrepreneurship and financial literacy. He net worth is estimated to $1.5 billion, making him one of the wealthiest black people in the world.
  12. Rihanna: She’s the second richest black women on Earth. She is a Barbadian actress, singer, model and entrepreneur. Rihanna made a name for herself in the music industry and make money through her fashion company called Fenty Beauty. Rihanna is the founder of founder of Fenty Beauty, a cosmetics brand, and Savage X Fenty, a lingerie line. Her estimated net worth is calculated to be $1.4 billion, making her to be among the world’s black billionaires.
  13. JAY-Z: A rapper, entrepreneur, and investor with an estimated net worth of $1.4 billion, making him being among the world’s black billionaires. Jay-Z is the founder of Roc Nation, a music and entertainment company, and has investments in several other companies, including Uber and Ace of Spades champagne.
  14. Tyler Perry: This is another American richest who focus mainly on the Entertainment Industries. Tyler Perry is an actor, writer, producer, and director who has made a name for himself in Hollywood. Perry’s net worth is estimated to be around $1.3 billion, making him one of the wealthiest black people in the world. He founded Tyler Perry Studios, a production company that has produced several hit films and television shows.

In summary:

I believed you’ve learned one or two? Those are black billionaires in the world and their areas of specializations. These fourteen richest black men have not only made a name for themselves but have also contributed greatly to their respective industries.

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