Black Billionaires 2019: Dangote, Adenuga Leads The First 13

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Of the 2,153 people who made it to the 2019 FORBES list of the World’s Billionaires, 13 of them are black, up from 11 a year ago-m

Business tycoon Aliko Dangote is still the richest black person in the world with a fortune estimated at $10.9 billion. He’s closely followed by Nigerian oil and telecoms mogul Mike Adenuga who comes at an Estimated $9.1 billion.

Third on the list for Nigerians is Abdulsamad Rabiu, founder of BUA Group, a Nigerian conglomerate with interests in sugar refining, cement production, real estate, steel, port concessions, manufacturing, oil gas and shipping. He is worth an estimated $1.6 billion.

Folorunsho Alakija, Nigeria’s first female billionaire and the founder of Famfa Oil, also made the list with an estimated fortune of $1.1 billion.

The 13 richest black people on earth:

  1. Aliko Dangote – Nigerian ($10.9 billion)

  2. Mike Adenuga – Nigerian ($9.1 billion)

  3. Robert Smith – American ($5 billion)

  4. David Steward – American ($3 billion)

  5. Oprah Winfrey – American ($2.5 billion)

  6. Strive Masiyiwa – Zimbabwean ($2.4 billion)

  7. Isabel Dos Santos – Angolan ($2.3 billion)

  8. Patrice Motsepe – South African ($2.3 billion)

  9. Michael Jordan – American ($1.9 billion)

  10. Michael Lee-Chin – Canadian ($1.9 billion)

  11. Abdulsamad Rabiu – Nigerian ($1.6 billion)

  12. Folorunsho Alakija – Nigerian ($1.1 billion)

  13. Mohammed Ibrahim – Sudanese-British ($1.1 billion)


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