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The 28 Richest African Americans

Mo' money, mo' problems, right? Not for these richest African Americans! These high rollers are living the glamorous life as the 28 richest black Americans today, listed here starting with the richest African Americans. From entrepreneurs like Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Dre to athletes like Kobe Bryant and Tiger Woods, these are the wealthiest African Americans, as of 2014. They've made it big in Hollywood, sports, and other areas, earning them a spot among the richest black actors, musicians, and business people.

Who are the richest African Americans? From music legends like Berry Gordy to the great Michael Jordan the richest black people in the world have all earned their incredible wealth in different ways, but there's no denying their financial success.

These are the world's richest people who are African American. The richest black people in America are also among some of the best black actors in history, and have achieved not just financial success but are hugely popular with fans as well. These rich black people certainly don't have to worry about money, unless they want to stay atop this list.

The 28 Richest African Americans People
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    $2.8 billion
     

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor + 4 more
    • Credits: The Princess and the Frog, The Color Purple, Ocean's Thirteen, Bee Movie, The Butler + 41 more
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    $650 million

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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Basketball player, Entrepreneur, Actor, Athlete
    • Credits: Space Jam, He Got Game, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, ProStars, Kenny Rogers Classic Weekend
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    $590 million

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Cypress, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Golfer, Athlete, Writer
    • Credits: Monday Night Golf
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    $590 million

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Songwriter, Television producer, Musician + 8 more
    • Credits: Monster's Ball, Made, Get Him to the Greek, A Raisin in the Sun, Rhyme & Reason + 27 more
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    $580 million

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Hickory, Mississippi, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur
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    $510 million

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Huntington, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer, Model + 5 more
    • Credits: Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, American Idol, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, The Butler, Glitter + 20 more
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    $500 million

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Talk show host, Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Television producer, Entrepreneur + 3 more
    • Credits: She's Having a Baby, Are We Done Yet?, Hair Show, The Stars of Star Wars, NBA on TNT + 15 more
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    $475 million

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur, Film Producer + 2 more
    • Credits: Paid in Full, Annie, State Property, Streets Is Watching, The Love We Make + 3 more
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    $450 million

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    • Age: age 78
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Activist, Film Score Composer, Television director, Television producer, Musician + 7 more
    • Credits: The Cosby Show, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, A Different World, Jack, Let's Do It Again + 49 more
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    $400 million

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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: McKeesport, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Film Producer, TV Program Creator
    • Credits: A Powerful Noise Live, Teen Summit
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    $400 million

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Theatre Director, Songwriter, Television producer, Film Producer + 5 more
    • Credits: Star Trek, Gone Girl, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea's Big Happy Family, Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion + 35 more
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    $350 million

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
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    $350 million

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player, Rapper, Television producer, Real estate entrepreneur, Film Producer + 1 more
    • Credits: Grown Ups 2, Jack and Jill, He Got Game, Scary Movie 4, Good Burger + 30 more
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    $350 million

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Compton, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur, Musician + 6 more
    • Credits: Training Day, Bad Boys II, Set It Off, The Wash, Pauly Shore Is Dead + 11 more
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    $350 million

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player, Record producer, Rapper, Investor, Entrepreneur + 5 more
    • Credits: Scary Movie 3, Gone in 60 Seconds, Hot Boyz, Dark Blue, Dancing with the Stars + 31 more
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    $345 million

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    • Age: age 86
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Television producer, Entrepreneur + 3 more
    • Credits: The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings, Mahogany, Michael Jackson: The Life and Times of the King of Pop
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    $340 million

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Businessperson, Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer + 2 more
    • Credits: The Nutty Professor, Def Jam's How to Be a Player, The Addiction, Krush Groove, Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane + 12 more
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    Quintin Primo III

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    $300 million

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    $300 million

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Television producer, Musician + 5 more
    • Credits: Austin Powers: Goldmember, Dreamgirls, The Pink Panther, Epic, The Fighting Temptations + 9 more
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    $300 million

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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer + 10 more
    • Credits: Batman, Purple Rain, Girl 6, Under the Cherry Moon, Prêt-à-Porter + 7 more
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