Black billionaires make up fewer than 1% of all billionaires worldwide. Who are the select few who made it into the ranks of the world’s richest people? In this graphic, we used the Forbes real-time billionaire list to highlight the most financially successful black people, and the source(s) of their wealth.
The data is as of February 24, 2021, and includes bi/multi-racial individuals with black ancestry. Altogether, there are 15 black billionaires with a combined wealth of US$48.9B.
No surprise here: Aliko Dangote is the richest black billionaire, and has held the title since 2013. He owns 85% of publicly-traded Dangote Cement, Africa’s largest cement producer. The company’s stock price went up more than 30% over the last year. In addition, Dangote also has #investments in salt and sugar manufacturing companies.
Here is how the full list breaks down:
Lots more black billionaires out there.