Bill Cosby is one of the most famous African American celebrities in the world. He is reportedly worth at least $380 million. In 1986 he released a book called Fatherhood that sold more than four million copies. In 1988 he and his wife donated $20 million to Atlanta’s Spelman College.
Beyonce is married to Jay Z and she herself is worth $300 million. She has her own fashion line called House of Dereon that has earned her a large sum of money. In 2010 alone she earned $80 million.
These celebrities all became rich through the use of their own talents and passions to follow their dreams of fame.