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Top 12 Richest African Americans

/ January 1, 2016

8) Mariah Carey – $520 Million

Mariah Carey does not need introduction. She is the best-selling female artist in the history of the Billboard charts. She has fans worldwide! In the year 2000, Mariah Carey was given a $100 million recording contract with Virgin. It is the biggest contract in the history of music at that time. She has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide!

7) Jay-Z – $520 Million

Rapper, record producer and entrepreneur Jay Z is one of the most financially successful hip-hop artists and entrepreneurs in the world. He has excellent business acumen. He is a minority owner of NBA’s Brooklyn Nets. He sold his clothing line Rocawear for $204 million in 2007 and signed a $150 million collaboration with Live Nation in 2008 through his Roc Nation entertainment company. Jay-Z is also a fully-qualified sports agent under the sports branch of Roc Nation (Roc Nation Sports).