Out of the 2,043 billionaires in the world, 10 of them are black.
Forbes Magazine recently released their annual ranking of the world’s richest peeps in 2017. And out of the the 233 people chosen to be on that list, only 10 afro descendants made the cut when in 2016 there were 12 (Femi Otedola and Abdulsamad Rabiu didn’t make the top in 2017).
Aliko Dangote, still number one
He’s not only Africa’s richest man; he’s also the richest black person in the world. Dangote built his fortune trading in cement, sugar and flour but subsequently ventured into manufacturing these commodities. His Dangote Cement is the largest cement producer in Africa with operations in several African countries. In January he announced plans to establish a $100 million truck manufacturing facility in Lagos in partnership with SINOTRUK, a Chinese firm.
See who made 2017’s list below and check out the pics above !
Aliko Dangote, Nigeria, $12.2 billion
Mohammed Al-Amoudi, Ethiopia, $8.4billion
Mike Adenuga, Nigeria, $6.1 billion
Isabel Dos Santos, Angola, $3.1 billion
Oprah Winfrey, United States, $3 billion
Robert Smith,United States, $2.5 billion
Patrice Motsepe, South Africa,$1,8 billion
Folorunsho Alakija, Nigeria, $1,6 billion
Michael Jordan, ,United States, $1,3 billion
Mohammed Ibrahim, Great Britain, $1,3 billion