Forbes newest checklist of the world’s richest individuals consists of seven titans of finance, media and trend who make up an excellent rarer membership: African American billionaires.
They embrace Robert F. Smith, whose $6 billion fortune made in non-public fairness makes him the 451st wealthiest particular person on the planet, media moguls Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry in addition to rap icons and businessmen Jay Z and Kanye West.
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However whereas their success looms giant, the small variety of African Individuals among the many 2,755 members of the worldwide billionaire’s membership additionally highlights a racial wealth hole that may have important penalties for these with far fewer resources–from the flexibility to purchase a house to having the ability to go to school with out changing into mired in debt.
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Listed below are the richest African Individuals and the place they rank on the checklist of the world’s billionaires.
Robert F. Smith
Web Price: $6 billion
Enterprise: Non-public fairness, finance, investments
World Rating: 451
Web price: $3.7 billion
Enterprise: IT supplier
World Rating: 807
Web price: $2.7 billion
Enterprise: media and leisure
World Rating: 1,174
Web Price: $1.8 billion
Enterprise: Music, Yeezy sneakers, trend, retail
World Rating: 1,750
Web Price: $1.6 billion
Enterprise: Charlotte Hornets, endorsements
World rating: 1,931
Web Price: $1.4 billion
Enterprise: Media, leisure
World Rating: 2,141
Web Price: $1.zero billion
Enterprise: Motion pictures, tv, leisure
World Rating: 2,674