The Black Billionaires 2017 (Combined Net Worth Over $ 40 BILLION)

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

Nigerian, Oil

Isabel Dos Santos, $3.1 billion

Angolan, Investments

Oprah Winfrey, $3 billion

American, Television

Robert Smith, $2.5 billion

Patrice Motsepe, $1.81 billion

South African, Mining

Folorunsho Alakija, $1.61 billion

Nigerian, Oil

Michael Jordan, $1.31 billion

American, Basketball

Mohammed Ibrahim, $1.14 billion

British, Mobile Telecoms, Investments