The Wealthiest Black Men in the World, According to Forbes

With well over 2,000 billionaires in the world, only 15 of them are Black. That 15 equals fewer than one percent. Forbes recently released its 36th-annual ranking of the world’s richest people and while there is a large disparity of Black billionaires, we wanted to highlight some of the Black men who have defied the odds on their journey to becoming a billionaire. Check out the top ten wealthiest Black men in the world.

Aliko Dangote $14B Net Worth

Dangote is Africa's richest person, who founded and chairs Dangote Cement, the continent's largest cement producer. Dangote owns 85% of Dangote cement through a holding company. He also owns a fertilizer plant in Nigeria, which started operations last year. Dangote's grandfather was a successful trader of rice and oats in Kano, Nigeria's second-largest city and he continues to add wealth to the family name.

Mike Adenuga $7.3B Net Worth

Adenuga, Nigeria's secon