RICHEST BLACK PEOPLE – Black people are gradually gaining prominence when discussing richest people in the world. Previously few black people were counted among the world billionaires, not so now.
Forbes has revealed that since 2013, two extra black people have been added to the previous figure. And that is good news.
One will wonder how these people became so rich in a world where Blacks are discriminated in most spheres of life.
Ghpage.com takes its readers through the world richest black people, their net worth and source of income:
10) Tony Elumelu
Net Worth – $1 Billion
Source of Income: Banking and Real Estate
Tony Elumelu the banking and real estate guru is the 10th richest black person in the world with a net worth of $1 Billion.
Tony has a controlling interest in Transcorp, Nigeria’s Largest publicly-traded conglomerate. He also have a high stake in United Bank of Africa. Again he has significant portfolio of real estate across Nigeria.
9) Mohammed Ibrahim
Net worth: $1.1 billion
Source of wealth : Mobile and Telecommunications
You may probably have heard about Mo Ibrahim Foundation; Its owned by Mohammed Ibrahim.This foundation was set up in 2007 and it offers a lifetime award that amount to $5 million and it is given over a period of 10 years to the retired African leaders whose leadership was seen as transparent.
He is also the founding member of Satya Capital that’s worth more than $20 million.
Mo Ibrahim became a billionaire in 2015 when he sold Celtel for 3.4 billion. Celtel was among the first Mobile Company to serve Africa and the Middle East. He is now worth $1.1 Billion. He is A British
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