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TOP Five Black Self-Made Millionaires

How black Africans and Miss O are raking in the dough.

Forbes always puts out its richest people in the world lists each year and usually breaks out special populations lists as it tells all about people’s wealth. It is interesting to see that 4 of the 5 top Black Billionaires in the world were born in Africa. Three of the four are still citizens of African nations and one became a citizen of Saudi Arabia. Only one of the Top 5 Black Billionaires is an African American.

  1. Mohammed Al Amoudi

    Age 62, is estimated to be worth 9 billion dollars. He was born in Ethiopia and later became a Saudi citizen. His wealth was amassed through construction and real estate businesses initially. Then he branched out into Swedish and Moroccan oil refineries.

  2. Aliko Dangote

    Age 51, is estimated by Forbes to be worth 3.3 billion dollars. He is Nigeria’s first billionaire and heads the Dangote Group, where is first made his money from sugar production.

  3. Oprah Winfrey

    Age 55, is the only American in the top 5 Black Billionaires world-wide. Her present wealth is around 2.5 billion dollars according to Forbes.

  4. Mohammed Ibrahim

    Age 62, is a Sudanese entrepreneur and founder of Celtel. He has made billions in the communications venue… 2.5 billion they say.

  5. Patrice Motsepe

    Age 46, of South Africa amassed his estimated 2.4 billion dollars in the gold mining industry.

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  1. Erika

    On July 18, 2008 at 12:22 pm


    This is really interesing…Oprah is really one of the richest woemn in the world wow!

  2. takim

    On March 11, 2009 at 8:19 am


    it’s fascinationg how much money these billionires can aquire in months and yesars i want to become one of them.

  3. greg

    On October 10, 2010 at 11:02 am


    i have just read this article but this guy has made it from nothing to being a multimillionair VERY inspiring http://www.mycomeup.com/web/component/k2/item/256

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