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Top 12 Richest African Americans

/ January 1, 2016

10) Beyonce – $450 Million

American singer, actress and fashion designer Beyonce Knowels’ debut album Dangerously in Love (2003) sold 11 million copies, earned five Grammy Awards and featured the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles “Crazy in Love” and “Baby Boy”. Her single “Drunk in Love” from the album “Beyonce” (2013) was a major hit.


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9) Magic Johnson – $500 Million

Retired American professional basketball player Magic Johnson pocketed more than $100 million from his 2010 sales of 105 Starbucks franchise and his 4.5 percent stake in the Los Angeles Lakers. His business empire touches on insurance, food services, healthcare and staffing.

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  • 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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