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Top 12 Richest African Americans

/ January 1, 2016

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.

12) Bill Cosby – $380 Million

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.

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11) Tyler Perry – $400 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.

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8 Comments

  • DLOUPO says:

    Ain’t no way beyonce is worth 450

  • D'Anntoinette Kidd Johnson says:

    In the beginning of this article it states that Oprah Winfrey is the only African Ameri an billionaire. At the end of the article it lists Michael Jordan as a Billionaire also. Am I missing something? By your own article you admit to two so Oprah can’t be the only one, smdh.

  • blazewon22 says:

    All sports and entertainment. No other industries…living the stereotypical dream…

    • Ike says:

      For real tho. My brothers and sisters need to start focusing on more lucrative fields like computer science, the stock market, and real estate instead of just looking for a rap/sports career and settling for a quick million.

      • JayCee087 says:

        Many professions are not as lucrative as the instant gratification of working the entertainment spotlight, but I agree. There were so many creative and innovative Black American inventors in decades past. I wish that would come back.

  • hernandayoleary2 says:

    The list is inaccurate, it is missing don peeble

  • vviinn says:

    They didn’t include Robert Smith who is worth 2.5 billion. He is a successful Private Equity Boss

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