At the moment, there are several Black people on track to hitting the billionaire mark, with many more stepping into the millionaire line of riches.
But, not all billionaires known of are from the 21st century. In fact, since the 14th century, some very hardworking and daring Blacks have worked their way up the ladder to become billionaires.
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The only missing link in there might be the fact that they are not widely spoken about as much today.
Face2face Africa explores the list of Black billionaires who have lived over the centuries: