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Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, Robert F. Smith top 2021 Forbes List of Richest Black Americans
Forbes has come out with its newest list of wealthiest Americans, and the top Black earners are pretty much who you’d expect: Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Jay-Z, Michael Jordan and Kanye West, as well as businessmen Robert F. Smith and David Steward – America’s lone Black billionaires.
To inspire your journey towards gracing a Forbes list like this in the future, here are some words of wisdom, or biographical stories about how their billions were made.
At the top of the list is businessman/investor Robert F. Smith and his net worth of $5.2 billion, making him the richest Black American. He ranks at 526 of the world’s richest individuals.
World Wide Technology co-founder David Steward follows with a net worth of $3.7 billion. He ranks at 792 world’s richest people.
Oprah Winfrey has a net worth of $2.7 billion. The talk show host and philanthropist is the 1,138th richest person in the world.
NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan has a net worth of $1.6 billion. He currently owns the Charlotte Hornets and is the 1,802th richest person in the world.
Rapper Kanye West’s net worth is $1.3 billion.
Rapper and businessman Jay-Z’s net worth sits at $1 billion. He is the 2,336th richest person in the world.
Producer and actor Tyler Perry has a net worth of $1 billion.