Four Nigerians including Aliko Dangote, Mike Adenuga, Abdulsamad Rabiu, and Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija are among the 13 Black billionaires on 2019 Forbes’ list of the World’s Billionaires.
According to Forbes, Aliko Dangote leads as the richest Black person in the world with a fortune estimated at $10.9bn. He’s closely followed by Nigerian oil and telecoms mogul, Mike Adenuga, with $9.1bn.
Abdulsamad Rabiu returned to the list since 2014, after merging his privately owned Kalambaina Cement Company with listed firm, Cement Co. of Northern Nigeria. This upped his worth to $1.6bn.
Folorunsha Alakija is worth $1.1bn, thanks to her huge interest in OML 127, a lucrative oil block on the Agbami deep-water oilfield in Nigeria.
Others on the list of Black billionaires are Michael Jordan, Michael Lee-Chin, Oprah Winfrey, Patrice Motsepe, Isabel Dos Santos, Strive Masiyiwa, Robert Smith, David Steward, and Mohammed Ibrahim.