Top 10 Richest African Americans in The World in 2016

Checkout the below list of Top 10 Richest African Americans in the world in 2016 and 2017. African American also known as Black American are those who are in America, but have partial or full ancestry from any of the Black racial group of Africa. They are settled after migration of their ancestors and now makes their recognition in different fields such as film industry, leadership, entrepreneurship, politics, business and many others. Now, the African American have a pretty large population in the boundaries of America.

Some of these African American made their identity up to peak level and made their cast proud. These are the well known and respectable among their cast also in America as well as all over the world. Some of them are most popular and counts among the richest American as well as the richest people in the world.

Here is the list of 10 richest African American in the world in 2016:

10. Shaquille O`Neal:

Shaquille O`Neal Richest African Americans 2016

Shaquille Rshaun O`Neal is a retired American professional basketball player. He is one of the famous basket player not only in America, but also in the rest of the world. He is also titled as the heaviest player of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Shaquille is currently serving as an analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. He has a net asset of $350 million, which makes him the 10th richest African American.

9. Tyler Perry:

Tyler Perry Richest African Americans 2017

Tyler Perry is a versatile person. He is an American actor, producer, director, screenwriter, play writer, author and songwriter also. He started his career from writing and producing stage plays. He is among the highest paid artists and he also creates movies. Beside all these skills and profession Perry is also the owner of a company which is the source of income. With a net worth of $400 million he is the 9th richest African American and Actor.

8. Sheila Crump:

Sheila Crump Richest African Americans 2017

Sheila Crump Johnson the most talented woman is an American businesswoman. She is the co-founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), CEO of Salamander hotels and resorts. Sheila is also team president, partner and the governor of the Women`s National Basketball Association, (WBNA). She is the only one to be an owner or partner of three professional sports franchises NHL, NBA and WNBA. A net worth of $400 million makes her the 8th richest African American and richest woman billionaire.

7. Jay Z:

Jay Z Richest African Americans 2018

Shawn Corey Carter known as Jay Z is an American rapper, entrepreneur and investor. Jay is also among the successful and richest rappers of the world as he is the world`s best selling artist of all time. Jay is also Germany Award holder and many other titles. His top albums include Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint and The Black Album. He has a net asset of $475 million, which ranks him 7th richest African American.

6. Earvin “Magic” Johnson:

Earvin “Magic” Johnson Richest African Americans 2017

Earvin “Magic” Johnson is a retired American professional basketball player and played for Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He started his career from high school and college after winning the championship. Johson won several championships and titles during his career. He is also a successful businessman as well an the owner of Johnson Magic Enterprises. A net worth of $500 million makes him the 6th richest African American.

5. Robert Johnson:

Robert Johnson Richest African Americans 2018

Robert Leroy Johnson was an American singer, songwriter and musician. He was also the owner of Black Entertainment Television (BET). Robert was also a well known guitarist and philanthropist. He was also a successful businessman an investor. A net worth of $580 million made him the 5th richest African American in the list.

4. Tiger Woods:

Tiger Woods Richest African Americans 2018

Tiger Wood is the most famous golfer now a days. He started his golf career from his college times so he turned as a professional player at a very young age. The most stunning thing about him is that at the start of his career he reached at 1st position in golf all around the world. He holds different titles, including Majors and different events. He has a net worth of $590 million, which ranks him the 4th richest African American and he is also among the richest athletes as well.

3. Sean Combs:

Sean Combs Richest African Americans 2016

Sean John Combs also known as P. Diddy is a successful American hip hop rapper, producer, entrepreneur and actor also. Sean started his career from direction and then turned to the rap music. Sean is Germany Awards and MTV Awards holder. His success albums are No Way Out, Forever, The Saga Continues to name a few. He has a net worth of $620 million, ranks him the 3rd richest African American and also list him among richest artists of the world.

2. Michael Jordan:

Michael Jordan Richest African Americans 2016

Michael Jeffry Jordan is a retired American professional basketball player. He played for the Chicago Bulls of National Basketball Association (NBA). He is also a successful businessman and the owner and chairman of Charlotte Hornets a professional American basketball team. Micheal is one of the popular basketball players of his time. He has a net worth of $650 million, place him at the 2nd rank among the richest African American.

1. Oprah Winfrey:

Oprah Winfrey Richest African Americans 2017

Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, actress, producer, highest paid tv show host and philanthropist. She is famous for her popular most talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show which is the highest rated program all over the world till now. Winfrey belongs to a poor family, of Mississippi and she started her career from radio. She is the winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award winner presented by President Barrack Obama. A net worth of $2.8 billion makes her the richest African American.

These stunning black people from different fields turn them to billionaire and rocks the world. They prove that if a person works hard then the cast does not matter to barrier the success. They showed their talent to the world and the whole adopt them as their stars.


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  1. Michael Jordan is a name that will be ever remembered in the field of Basketball. He has earned a great reputation for his skills and agility in the field. He was the most valuable player in NBA and was paid the highest. He is now a business man also an entrepreneur.

  2. The Oprah Winfrey show is a great show and is the highest rated and most watched shoe of its kind. Her production network also gains a lot from the show. It’s been telecasted since decades long. Oprah Winfrey just show that, a black, a woman can have a great success in her profession with great determination and hardwork.

  3. Oprah is an inspiration for all women in the world. Her TV show, the Oprah Winfrey network, being an actress, an author, philanthropist she has earned a lot of wealth and respect, regards for her work. Her TV show is the highest rated of its kind. Being a woman,born in poverty, now she is the only black multi billionaire of the United States. What more inspiration can one ask for?

  4. Tiger Woods was to be the richest, but some obstacles in his career brought his wealth down.
    Before a major setback of a case on him, he was ruling the golf course.

  5. I consider Michael Jordan as the best basket ball player of my lifetime. He is a great player, greatly skilled and a gentle man on and off the field. His brands are also very good that earns big profit every year.

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