Mo' money, mo' problems, right? Not for these richest African Americans! These high rollers are living the glamorous life as the 29 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 2017. 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.
Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States of America
Profession: Businessperson, Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer Actor, + more
Credits: The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Color Purple, Beloved, Oprah: Where Are They Now?
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Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
Profession: Spokesperson, Basketball player, Entrepreneur, Actor Athlete
Credits: Michael Jordan to the Max, Michael Jordan: His Airness, Playground, He Got Game
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Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America
Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Songwriter, Television producer Musician, + more
Credits: Training Day, Bad Boys II, Godzilla, Muppets Most Wanted
#67 on The Greatest Dancing Singerssee more on Sean Combs
Birthplace: Cypress, California, United States of America
Profession: Golfer, Athlete, Writer
Credits: Monday Night Golf
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Birthplace: Hickory, Mississippi, United States of America
Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneursee more on Robert L. Johnson
Birthplace: Huntington, New York, United States of America
Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer Model, + more
Credits: Oz the Great and Powerful, Love Actually, Rush Hour, Men in Black
#19 on The Best Singers of All Timesee more on Mariah Carey
Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
Profession: Talk show host, Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Television producer Entrepreneur, + more
Credits: Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals, The NBA on TNT, Michael Jordan: Air Time, Are We Done Yet?
#101 on The Best Athletes of All Timesee more on Magic Johnson