Zimbabwean-born telecoms magnate Strive Masiyiwa was ranked the 11th richest black billionaire by Forbes as of 24 February 2021.
Masiyiwa made it to the list of the world’s top 15 billionaires which includes bi/multiracial individuals with Black ancestry.
According to Visual Capitalist, using Forbes real-time billionaire list to highlight the most financially successful Black people, Alinko Dangote of Nigeria (net worth $11.5 billion) is the richest black person on earth while Masiyiwa (net worth ($1.4 billion) is ranked 11th.
See the list below:
|1||Aliko Dangote||$11.5B||Nigeria||Cement, sugar|
|2||Mike Adenuga||$6.1B||Nigeria||Telecom, oil|
|3||Robert F. Smith||$5.2B||United States||Private equity|
|4||Abdulsamad Rabiu||$4.8B||Nigeria||Cement, sugar|
|5||David Steward||$3.7B||United States||IT provider|
|6||Patrice Motsepe||$3.1B||South Africa||Mining|
|7||Alexander Karp||$3.0B||United States||Software firm|
|8||Oprah Winfrey||$2.6B||United States||TV shows|
|9||Michael Jordan||$1.6B||United States||Charlotte Hornets, endorsements|
|10||Michael Lee-Chin||$1.5B||Canada||Mutual funds|
|12||Kanye West||$1.3B||United States||Music, sneakers|
|13||Mohammed Ibrahim||$1.1B||United Kingdom||Communications|
|14||Shawn Carter (Jay-Z)||$1.0B||United States||Music, multiple|
|15||Tyler Perry||$1.0B||United States||Movies, television|
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