The World’s Richest African Americans

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African Americans have really made a name for themselves. Gone are the days where they were held back because of race. Now, African Americans are rightfully entitled to everything that white people are.
Though there is still some racism in the world, African Americans aren’t letting that keep them from following all of their dreams. The people on this list are certainly some of the most successful, and richest, in the world.
Each of them is worthy of admiration. After all, they’ve done great things for the world and we should be thanking them.
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Oprah Winfrey

You’re probably not surprised that she tops the list, right? Oprah has built and empire that includes television, movies and books. She’s worth about $2.8 billion.
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Robert F. Smith

Smith is the founder and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, which is a private equity firm. He has also worked as a chemical engineer and graduated from business school with honors. His net worth is $2.5 billion.
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Michael Jordan

Arguably the best player the NBA has ever seen, Jordan is best known for his basketball career. He has also worked as a spokesperson, an actor and an entrepreneur. His worth totals $650 million.
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Sean Combs

Better known as P.Diddy, Sean Combs is a songwriter and muscician. He is also credited with fashion designing, acting and producing. Combs is worth $620 million.
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Tiger Woods

Woods is perhaps the best golfer on the scene. In addition to his time on the green, he has penned books and garnered sponsorships. He’s worth $590 million.
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Robert L. Johnson

Johnson is the founder of BET, or Black Entertainment Network. He’s also a philanthropist, entrepreneur and investor. His work has paid off to the tune of $580 million.
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Mariah Carey

This big name singer has really made her fortune. In addition to her music, she’s a film producer, model and record producer. Carey’s fortune totals $510 million.
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Magic Johnson

Johnson may be best known for his NBA career, but he has built his empire in other ways too. That incldues basketball coach, television producer, talk show host and entreprenuer. He’s worth $500 million.
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Jay-Z

He might be known most for his music and his marriage to Beyonce, but Jay-Z is a multi-talented person. He has also produced records and movies during his career. His fortune is worth $475 million.
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Sheila Johnson

Sheila is the co-founder of the BET network and is the CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts. She’s the first African American woman to attain a net worth of close to $1 billion. She’s now worth about $400 million.
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