The 29 Richest African Americans

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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.

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    $2.8 billion

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: USA, Kosciusko, Mississippi
    • Profession: Businessperson, Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: The Princess and the Frog, The Color Purple, Ocean's Thirteen, Bee Movie, The Butler, + more
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    Robert F. Smith

    $2.5 billion

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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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    $620 million

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    • Age: 46
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Harlem
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Songwriter, Television producer, Musician, + more
    • Credits: Monster's Ball, Made, Get Him to the Greek, A Raisin in the Sun, Rhyme & Reason, + more
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    Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 29 Richest African Americans
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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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    $580 million

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    • 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, + more
    • Credits: Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, American Idol, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, The Butler, Glitter, + more
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    $500 million

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