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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 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.


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: 63

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?

Also Ranked

#29 on The Greatest Black Actresses of All Time

#10 on Celebrities Who Should Run for President

#34 on Celebrities Whose Lives You Want

#19 on Dream Presidential Debate Moderators

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Robert F. Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 29 Richest African Americans
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$2.5 billion

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: 54

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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#1 on The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

#40 on The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball

#1 on The Top NBA Players Of All Time

#9 on The Best Washington Wizards of All Time

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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: 47

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

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#67 on The Greatest Dancing Singers

#15 on Rappers with the Coolest Post-Rap Careers

#25 on A Definitive Ranking of Rappers as Actors

#14 on Who Should Buy the Los Angeles Clippers?

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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: 41

Birthplace: Cypress, California, United States of America

Profession: Golfer, Athlete, Writer

Credits: Monday Night Golf

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#6 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

#21 on Athletes Who Should Get a Reality Show

#78 on The Athletes That Millennials Love the Most

#18 on Celebrities You Would Not Want as a Stepdad

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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: 71

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: 47

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

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#21 on The Best Singers of All Time

#17 on The Best Current Female Singers

#6 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#15 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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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: 57

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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#61 on The Smartest Professional Athletes

#4 on The Top NBA Players Of All Time

#52 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#9 on The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

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