These wealthiest black Americans have contributed immensely in Hollywood and other businesses in America. They have made excellent name and plenty of money for themselves. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jordan are the only African American billionaires.
Here are the top 12 richest African Americans.
American comedian, television star and producer Bill Cosby made most of his wealth through the hugely successful The Cosby Show, stand-up comedy and also several endorsement deals including Coco-Cola, Ford and Jell-O. He dominated the television in the 1980s with his popular series The Cosby Show. The show ran from 1984 to 1992. He also starred in the 60s hit adventure series I Spy. In 2014 Wealth-X estimated his net worth at $380 million.
American actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, producer author and songwriter Tyler Perry played a major role in turning Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network around. He continues to churn out Madea movies. His annual earnings is around $80 million.