Black Billionaires In The World By Net Worth 2013
The number of rich people across the globe has increased significantly in the United States of America tops the list with 442 billionaires. The Saudi Arabian business entrepreneur Mr. Al Amoudi is no longer the first billionaire black man as Aliko Dangote has snatched the top place with his myriad successful business endeavors, whose net worth is 16.1 billion dollar, about $2.9 billion more than what Al Amoudi owns. In this article, we’ll discuss about the top 7 black billionaires.
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#1. Alhaji Aliko Dangote Is The World’s Top Black Billionaire
Net Worth $20.3 billion
Date of Birth 10th April, 1957
Birth Place Kano, Nigeria
CEO and Chairman Dangote group
CEO Dangote Cement (Biggest company traded on Nigerian Stock Market)
Aliko Dangote born into a billionaire Muslim family and a business thinker while he was young. He is one of the cement and food processing business tycoon dominating the sugar market in Nigeria. He has been a sensation during the 2012-2013 period as he cemented his place in the top when his net worth risen up by $4.9 billion during this time. A few months ago, he sold out his flour milling company to one of the South African companies and that deal earned him more than 190 million dollars. Aliko started his business endeavors way back in 1990s. With his witty business mind and creative business plans he butchered his way into the list of billionaires in the year 2000 and since then he never looked back. His main area of business is sugar, cement and flour. Dangote Cement Plc is considered to be the largest cement producing company in the world. He donated and contributed money for National Mosque and presidential library.
#2. Mohammed Al Amoudi
|Net Worth||$13.5 billion|
|Born on||21st July, 1946|
|Birth Place||Desie, Ethiopia|
|Wife Name||Sofia Saleh Al Amoudi (Saudi Arabian Woman)|
|Richest Ranking||The Richest Person in Ethiopia
Second richest person in Saudi Arabia
Second richest Black person in the world
|Citizenship||Ethopian, Saudi Arabian|
|Source of Income||Real Estate, Oil Refineries, Constructions.|
|Companies Own||Corral Petroleum and MIDROC|
Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al Amoudi lives in Ethiopia and Riyadh and started his business venture in the year 1988 with oil and interest in gold mining. He bought oil refineries in Morocco and Sweden which made him one of the black billionaires. But now as his business grew into a humongous exertion he also tried his fortune in the real estate business and the stats say he has been significantly successful in that area as well. It is quite amazing that in Ethiopia, he owns nearly 70% stake in gold mines, hotels and oil. He is a philanthropist which has donated in universities, sports, healthcare and research centers. Since the year 2006, he has been placed in top 100 richest people in the world by Forbes.
Rewards: He was honored with a Doctorate degree in Philosophy by Addis Ababa University (founded in 1950), Ethiopia and Swedisj Royal Order of Chivalry by King Carl XVI.
#3. Mike Adenuga Jr.
Net Worth: $4.7 billion
Nigerian Name: Michael Adeniyi Agbolade Ishola Adenuga
In the late 80s, Mike Adenuga first made his appearance in the business field when he handled a huge construction contract for the government of Nigeria. Due to his amazing work efficiency and intelligent attitude towards business, he was awarded with a license of old production and since then this Nigerian born business tycoon has never looked back in his lifetime. Oil, banking and telecommunication are his major. He owns the second largest Nigerian telecom company named Globacom. He purchased shares in Equitorial Trust Bank and Conoil.
#4. Patrice Motsepe
Net Worth: $2.9 Billion
Born on 28th of January, 1962, in Soweto, Patrice Tlhopane Motsepe is the South African mining business tycoon who first burst into the news headlines when he announced that he will bestow 50% of his income to the Motsepe Family Foundation. He is the chairman of African Rainbow Minerals Gold and married to Dr. Precious Makgosi Moloi having 3 sons. His sphere of business is gold, silver, copper, platinum and many more such metals. He owns a stake in Sanlam, which is a famous financial company situated just outside the beautiful city called Cape Town. His father was the first Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
#5. Oprah Winfrey
Net Worth: $2.8 billion
Oprah Winfrey, the most successful television anchor the first black female billionaire. She hosts one of the most watched talk show, the “Oprah Winfrey Show” which has become a global phenomenon due to its remarkable response and positive impacts upon all the people around the globe. It is quite astonishing that she is the sole African-American female billionaire in this world. Besides being an awesome TV host, actress, film producer, she also a great author as well. Her book named “The Journal of Daily Renewal” has broken the all time record of most pre-ordered book list. She has been an active social worker. Her foundation has been a sensation around the world due to its vast popularity and significant charitable work for the poor kids across the globe. She has been honored with Forest Whitaker award this year.
Imp: She is selling her apartment in Water Tower Place for $7.5 million in Chicago. Click here to know more about world’s 10 richest women.
#6. Isabel Dos Santos
Net Worth: $2 billion
Isabel Dos Santos was born in Baku, Azerbaijan on 1st April, year 1973. As recognized by Forbes, she is the richest woman in Africa. Her father was the former president of Angola. She is an investor by profession and her primary field of investments is encompassed with telecommunications, retailer management, various real estate business, media and energy industry in numerous places in Portugal or Angola. Besides investing in such areas she is now trying her hand in oil and diamond concerns. She own stakes of various well known MNCs and she is also the founder of Banco Portugues de Negocios which is a famous national bank in Portugal. Her most remarkable feat is that she holds about $1 billion stakes of the largest mobile company in Angolan named, Unitel.
#7. Mo Ibrahim
Net Worth: $1.1 billion
The famous Sudanese-British investment and the black billionaire banker Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim was born in Sudan, 1946. He resides in London, England and has been a phenomenal black entrepreneur in the field of mobile communications. He has worked with all the leading mobile telecom companies around the world before he started his own firm named Celtel. His company has become one of the most noticeable telecom firms after reaching 24 million subscribers across the world and later on, he sold it for $3.4 billion. Besides being a successful business entrepreneur, he is also an honorary board member of London Business School. In the year 2007, he created the Mo Ibrahim foundation that offers the prize for leadership in the African continent. He owns about 30% stacks of a famous MNC named Marconi which had more than 800 employees around the world. In the year 2008 he was selected among the top 100 list by ‘The Times’.