The Forbes have come up with their list of Black Billionaires 2016. Statistics say, Out of the 1,810 billionaires in the world, 11 of them are black, unchanged from last year.
The full list of 2016 black billionaire ranking:
Aliko Dangote, $14.4 billion (Nigerian, Sugar, Cement, Flour)
Mike Adenuga, $9.9 billion (Nigerian, Oil, Telecoms)
Mohammed Al-Amoudi, $8.4 billion (Saudi Arabian, Oil)
Isabel Dos Santos, $3.1 billion (Angolan, Investments)
Oprah Winfrey, $3.1 billion (American, Television)
Femi Otedola, $1.85 billion (Nigerian, Gas stations, Utilities)
Folorunsho Alakija, $1.55 billion (Nigerian, Oil)
Patrice Motsepe, $1.15 billion (South African, Mining)
Michael Jordan, $1.14 billion (American, Basketball)
Abdulsamad Rabiu, 1.1 billion (Nigerian, Cement, Sugar)
Mohammed Ibrahim, $1.07 billion (British, Mobile Telecoms, Investments)
Nigeria takes the lead on the list beating black Americans deeply. At the moment, Apart from Mike Adenuga of Telecommunications (who is not a techie), we do not have black tech startup entrepreneurs topping the list but with the massive opportunities in Africa, if techies take business seriously and begin to solve local issues the African way, maybe Techies could make the list.
We will deeply appreciate if Jason Njoku of irokoTV.com or some other person makes the list soon.