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