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Top 12 Richest African Americans

/ January 1, 2016

4) Diddy – $700 Million

Sean “Diddy” Combs is an immensely successful rapper, record producer, actor and entrepreneur. He has made the majority of his wealth through intelligent business decisions. This award-winning rapper owns a 50 percent share of the profit from the Ciroc vodka brand he helped to develop. He also has a majority stake in the television network Revolt TV.



3) Dr. Dre – $780 Million

Record producer, rapper and entrepreneur Dr. Dre is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment. He is the richest rapper in the world and owes much of his fortune to the enormously successful Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, which currently account for 65 percent of the premium headphone market. He is now worth $780 million after Apple acquired Beats headphone for $3 billion, a company he co-founded. According to Forbes’ 2014 Hip-Hop Cash Kings, Dr. Dre earned $620 million.

Dr. Dre

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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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