Today we have a special subject going on, sensitive to some but of great importance. Since we’re digging into black culture today. The richest black billionaires are in the world as we speak. Many famous billionaires are white but as the years go by more and more black people rise up and take over industries such as music, media, real estate, or oil. Since they were oppressed and enslaved for so many years by white Americans and Europeans? Only a few of them have managed to break the cycle so far. They proved to everyone they’re not inferior just because of their skin color. It’s taking a lot longer than it should but nowadays there’s lots of diversity in most aspects of life regarding racism.
Some black people are now wealthy respectable businessmen, teachers, doctors, lawyers, artists even presidents. They bring great value and put-up hard work to prove themselves. Even though it’s not fair for them, it is what it is. We can make the best of what we’ve got and made it better. From inspirational men like Martin Luther King, Barack Obama, or Usain Bolt, we learned that we are all the same and racism only clouds our minds. It prevents us from seeing the true potential and true talent. Today we’re focusing on the most extravagant and richest black billionaires from both the US and Africa.
10: Mohammed Ibrahim – Net Worth $1.2 Billion
Number 10 on our list of richest black billionaires is Mohammed Ibrahim. Mohammed Ibrahim, a Sudanese British businessman, who now lives in a lavish and luxurious life. Mohammed Ibrahim is the co-founder of Celtel, one of the biggest telecommunication companies in Africa, that operates in 14 countries. In 2005, he sold the company to Zain for $3.4 Billion. He began working with the UN, helping to spread the full benefits of broadband services to unconnected people throughout the world and especially in Africa. Now at 72 years old, he’s a philanthropist and a dedicated activist with a fortune of $1.2 Billion, making him one of the richest black billionaires in Africa.
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9: Folorunsho Alakija – Net Worth $1.5 Billion
The first black female billionaire is Folorunsho Alakija, a Nigerian female businesswoman. She’s the first lady on our list. Given the fact, she made it all by herself in a country where most women are oppressed or housewives. She has our eternal respect. Her fortune comes from Famfa Oil, fashion, and printing. She’s been listed as one of the richest females in the world and in Africa. Although her life story is not dramatic or worthy of an Oscar movie, her business and financial achievements are quite impressive.
She founded her first company Supreme Stitches and ended up dressing the most influential people in the country, like Merion Babangida, Nigeria’s former military president Ibrahim Babangida’s wife. From then on, she asked for an oil prospecting license and things escalated quickly and she’s not planning on stopping anytime soon. At 66 years old, she’s happily married with children, currently living in Lagos, Nigeria with her family and her business empire of $1.5 Billion that she’s worked so hard to make.