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Friday, August 17, 2018

The Phenomenal Figure of the 10 Richest Black Billionaires in the World

Reported by Business Insider, there are 10 billionaires in the world who are black, the figure dropped from the previous year, namely 12. Three of them are women, including Oprah Winfrey.

Interestingly, the list of black billionaires is not dominated by citizens of the United States (US), most of them are from Africa. The following is a list based on Business Insider data from the Forbes billionaire list in 2017.

10. Mohammed Ibrahim

Citizenship: UK

Mohammed Ibrahim or who is familiarly called Mo Ibrahim is one of the richest billionaires in Britain. This Sudanese-born man was successful in the communications sector. However, he sold his company, Celtel International, in 2005 to a Kuwaiti company.

Mo also established the Mo Ibrahim Foundation which has the aim of improving the quality of life of African citizens. Now working with his daughter, Hadeel, in his humanitarian task.

9. Folorunsho Alakija

Citizenship: Nigeria

First time doing business, Folorunsho Alakija started from the fashion sector. One of the customers was Nigeria's First Lady, Maryam Babangida.

Currently, Alajika is Vice Chairman of Famfa Oil. The company is partnering with Chevron and Petrobras.

8. Michael Jordan

Citizenship: United States

After retiring from the NBA, Michael Jordan still benefits from his relationship with Nike and other partnerships. As a basketball player, he managed to reap USD 90 million or IDR 1.3 trillion.

Jordan also has a stake in the Charlotte Hornets basketball club from North Coralina. The stock generates more revenue for a year than his career as pmeain basketball.

7. Patrice Motsepe

Citizenship: South Africa

Patrick Motsepe is considered the first billionaire in Africa. He has a business in the mining sector.

Motsepe and his wife built the Motsepe Foundation. One of the goals of the foundation is to eradicate poverty in South Africa and help young people to channel their positive talents.

6. Isabel Dos Santos

Citizenship: Angola

Azerbaijan-born Isabel dos Santos is the richest female billionaire on the African continent. This businessman had guided science at King's College London, and now lives in Angola.

Isobel is the eldest child of former President Jose Eduardo Jos Santos who led Angola from 1979 to 2017. His wealth comes from inheritance and the various investments he planted.

5. Oprah Winfrey

Citizenship: United States

This famously wise figure is the richest black woman in the world. Oprah's struggle began as a reader of a news program, then she was fired before even one year.

His experience of being fired and his difficult childhood did not make him give up. Instead, he became the most famous event reader in the world because of his authentic and empathetic nature.

4. Robert Smith

Citizenship: United States

Robert Smith initially worked at Goldamn Sachs as a banker. In 2000, he decided to start his own private equity firm, Vista Equity Partners.

Although his co-workers were surprised by his decision, it turned out that Smith had succeeded and entered the Forbes billionaire list. He is married to Hope Dworacyzk, former Playboy playmate.

3. Mike Adenuga

Citizenship: Nigeria

Mike Adenuga is a Nigerian journalist who is the boss of Globacom, a telecommunications company in Nigeria. This man also owns a large stake in the Conoil Producing oil company.

Previously, this man had worked as a taxi driver when guiding science in New York. Now he is the second richest person in Nigeria.

2. Mohammed Al-Amoudi

Citizenship: Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi moved from Ethiopia to Saudi Arabia when he was 19 years old. He began to reap wealth from government contracts in the real estate and construction sector.

Now the father of eight has a business in various industries. Among other things, oil, mining and agriculture, and its location in three countries: Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, and Sweden.

1. Aliko Dangote

Citizenship: Nigeria

Aliko Dangota, known as the Hajj, is not only the wealthiest black, but also the richest person in Africa.

The source of his wealth comes from Dangote Cement, the largest cement company in Africa. He is also a philanthropist and has The Dangote Foundation which focuses on education, agriculture and health.

(Tommy Kurnia, liputan6)

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