Top 5 Richest African Americans

Mark Babatunde February 20, 2017
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America has the most billionaires in the world, with about 536 in all, but of that number, only three of them are African Americans, which is less than 0.7 percent of the total. That number is perhaps indicative of the problems of inequality and unfair distribution of resources that remains in America today.

For example, Nigeria, alone, has about twice as many Black billionaires as there are in all of America, and for decades, America did not even have an African-American billionaire until business mogul Oprah Winfrey finally broke in to the elite ranks with the success of her daytime TV show.

Here, Face2Face Africa celebrates the top 5 richest African Americans who have worked their way to the very top.

Last Edited by:Abena Agyeman-Fisher Updated: September 15, 2018


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