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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    Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 29 Richest African Americans
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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, + more
    • Credits: The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Color Purple, Beloved, Oprah: Where Are They Now?
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    Robert F. Smith

    $2.5 billion
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    Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 29 Richest African Americans
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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: Michael Jordan to the Max, Michael Jordan: His Airness, Playground, He Got Game
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    Sean Combs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 29 Richest African Americans
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    $620 million
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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Harlem
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Songwriter, Television producer, Musician, + more
    • Credits: Training Day, Bad Boys II, Godzilla, Muppets Most Wanted
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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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    Robert L. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 29 Richest African Americans
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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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    Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 29 Richest African Americans
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    $510 million
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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: USA, Huntington, New York
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer, Model, + more
    • Credits: Oz the Great and Powerful, Love Actually, Rush Hour, Men in Black
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    Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 29 Richest African Americans
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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, + more
    • Credits: Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals, The NBA on TNT, Michael Jordan: Air Time, Are We Done Yet?
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