Top 10 richest black people in history
In the early hours of Thursday, it was announced that American rapper, record producer, fashion designer, and politician Kanye Omari West is now the richest black man in the United States of America (USA).
This was confirmed by Bloomberg but has not been collaborated by Forbes.
Therefore we take a look at the top 10 richest black people in history
1 Nigerian billionaire business magnate and philanthropist Aliko Dangote GCON is worth $13.5 billion
2 Nigerian billionaire businessman Chief Michael Adeniyi Agbolade Ishola Adenuga Jr CSG GCON Mike Adenuga is worth $9.1 billion
3 American businessman, philanthropist, chemical engineer, and investor Robert Frederick Smith who is the founder, chairman, and CEO of private equity firm Vista Equity Partners is worth $5 billion
4 American businessman David L. Steward chairman and founder of World Wide Technology is worth $4 billion.
5 Nigerian billionaire businessman and philanthropist Abdul Samad Isyaku Rabiu CON who is the founder and chairman of BUA Group worth $3.2 billion
6 American rapper, record producer, fashion designer, and politician Kanye Omari West is worth 3.1 billion
7 American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist Oprah Gail Winfrey is worth $2.7 billion
8 London-based Zimbabwean billionaire businessman and philanthropist Strive Masiyiwa the founder and executive chairman of the international technology group Econet Global is worth $2.4 billion
9 South African mining billionaire businessman of Tswana descent Patrice Tlhopane Motsepe who is serving as the President of the Confederation of African Football and the founder and executive chairman of African Rainbow Minerals is worth $2.3 billion
10 American businessman and former professional basketball player Michael Jeffrey Jordan is the principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and worth $2.1 billion.
Others include Folorunsho Alakija worth $1.1 billion, while Americans Jay-Z and Tyler Perry are worth $1 billion