Full list of top 15 richest black people in the world

Full list of top 15 richest black people in the world

- Four Nigerians have made the top 15 list of richest black people in the universe

- Aliko Dangote is number one among people like Will Smith, Mike Jordan, Oprah Winfrey

- The female Nigerian who made the list at number 14 is Folorunsho Alakija with $1bn (N387,500,000,000)

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Four Nigerians have again given the country pride of place among wealthy people in the world according to Africa Facts Zone.

In the list compiled by the Twitter handle, Dangote leads the pack with $9.5bn (N3,676,500,000,000), while Mike Adenuga makes number three on the list with $5.8bn.

The third and fourth Nigerians are Rabiu at number six and Folorunso Alakija, at number 14, with a wealth commanding power of $3.2bn (N1,240,000,000,000) and $1bn (N387,500,000,000).

Famous show host, Oprah Winfrey, and popular actor, Will Smith take numbers seven and four with $2.6bn and $5bn respectively.

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Below are, therefore, the full list of the 15 richest black people:

1. Aliko Dangote (Nigeria) - $9.5 billion

2. Mohammed Hussein (Saudi) - $8.1 billion

3. Mike Adenuga (Nigeria) - $5.8 billion

4. Will Smith (US) - $5 billion

5. David Steward (US) - $3.5 bn

6. Abdul Samad Rabiu (Nigeria) - $3.2 bn

7. Oprah Winfrey (US) $2.6 bn

A collage of Dangote, Jay Z, Kanye, Oprah, Adenuga. Photo sources: PageSix/Nairametrics/HollywoodReporter
A collage of Dangote, Jay Z, Kanye, Oprah, Adenuga. Photo sources: PageSix/Nairametrics/HollywoodReporter
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8. Mike Jordan (US) - $2.1 bn

9. Patrice Motsepe (South Africa) - $2bn

10. Isabel Dos Santos (Angola) - $1.8bn

11. Strive Masiyiwa (Zimbabwe), Michael Lee-Chin (Canadian-Jamaican) - $1.7 billion

13. Kanye West (US) - $1.3 billion

14. Folorunsho Alakija (Nigeria) - $1 billion

15. Jay-Z (US) - $1 billion

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that in a separate list of top 10 richest in Africa, Dangote still leads, with Nicky Oppenheimer from South Africa coming second with $7.5 billion. Adenuga was number eight.

In other news, American celebrities and people of great influence traced their roots to Africa in the bid to ascertain their true identities.

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With the advancement in technology, DNA testing has greatly improved to make such people know exactly where their ancestors originated from.

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LeVar Burton, an American actor, director, and author traced his root to the Hausa people of Nigeria.

Chris Rock, a big American comedian and one of the most successful in that creative industry, was able to trace his ancestry to the Udeme people who are from northern Cameroon.

Whoopi Goldberg's DNA test revealed that her ancestors are from the Papel and Bayote people of Guinea-Bissau. She, however, could not go home because of her fear of flying.

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Joseph Omotayo (HOD Human-Interest) Joseph Omotayo has been writing for the human interest desk since 2019 and is currently the head of the desk. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, with a degree in Literature in English in 2016. He once worked for Afridiaspora, OlisaTV & CLR. He is a 2022/2023 Kwame Karikari Fact-Checking fellow. He can be reached via: joseph.omotayo@corp.legit.ng.

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