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Top 12 Richest African Americans

/ January 1, 2016

6) Robert L. Johnson – $550 Million

Robert L. Johnson is a businessman, media magnate, investor, executive and philanthropist. He is the founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), which he sold to Viacom in 2001 for $3 billion; becoming the first African American billionaire. He also founded RLJ Companies, a holding company that invests in different business sectors.

Robert L. Johnson

5) Tiger Woods – $600 Million

American professional golfer Tiger Woods is among the most successful golfers of all time. Currently he endorses reputed brands like Nike. Even though he has made $1.3 billion in his career, his infidelity cost him plenty of money! A December 2009 study estimated the shareholder loss caused by his affairs to be between $5 billion and $12 billion. Currently he is making $80 million plus in winnings, endorsement deals and appearance fees.

Tiger Woods and his father established the Tiger Woods Foundation in 1996. The goal of the foundation is to promote golf among inner-city children.

Tiger Woods



  • 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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