Of the World’s 11 Black Billionaires, 9 Are African
Of the 1,826 people who made it to the 2015 Forbes list of the world’s billionaires, 11 are black, and nine are African by birth or by where they made their fortunes.
That’s an increase from nine black billionaires a year ago, Forbes reports.
Three of the 11 black Forbes List billionaires are women, and two of the three women are African. The third is a U.S. citizen with heavy interests in South Africa.
This year, two new billionaires joined the ranks of the richest black people on Earth — one U.S. citizen and one Nigerian.
Nigeria is the clear standout when it comes to billionaires. Almost half the wealthiest blacks on the planet are Nigerian.