They say that you have a better chance of getting struck by a lightning and surviving than becoming a billionaire. After all, the current world population is over 7.5 Billion people while if we talk about the billionaires, then there are just 2,043 to be precise. Jokes apart, out of 100 richest people in the world, a staggering 73 people are self made. So it really shows that though the odds of becoming one is really low however it is still quite possible.
In the year 2016, the total number of black billionaires were 12 while this year the number has fallen to 10. Both billionaires who could not make it to the list are Nigerians, one being cement mogul Abdulsamad Rabiu while the other is oil tycoon Femi Otedola.
So lets see who are currently the richest black people in the world as reported by Forbes.
The Black Billionaires 2017
Aliko Dangote, $12.2 billion
Nigerian, Sugar, Cement, Flour
Mohammed Al-Amoudi, $8.4billion
Saudi Arabian, Oil
Mike Adenuga, $6.1 billion
Isabel Dos Santos, $3.1 billion
Oprah Winfrey, $3 billion
Robert Smith, $2.5 billion
Patrice Motsepe, $1.81 billion
South African, Mining
Folorunsho Alakija, $1.61 billion
Michael Jordan, $1.31 billion
Mohammed Ibrahim, $1.14 billion
British, Mobile Telecoms, Investments