Black Billionaires: The Richest Black Men in the World


If you've ever wondered who the richest Black men in the world are, you've come to the right place. We've identified the top three richest Black men on the planet, who are among the top 300 richest people in the world. After doing research on these men, we found that each one is a self-made billionaire, earning their wealth through their business practices instead of benefitting from family fortune. They are the CEOs of some of the most profitable companies in the world, which are companies they created.



Aliko Dangote, $11.4 billion


A Nigerian native, Aliko Dangote is a billionaire businessman and the richest Black person in the world. The owner of The Dangote Group, a multi-billion dollar conglomerate with many of its operations in Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia and Togo. Dangote originally established his company back in 1977 as a small trading firm. Today, the company does food processing, cement manufacturing, and freight, dominating the sugar market in Nigeria as a major supplier for soft drink companies, breweries, and confectioners.