caption Michael Jordan is one of the most successful athletes of all time — and one of the richest. source Streeter Lecka/Getty We put together a list of the world’s richest black billionaires, using data from Forbes. The majority of the billionaires on the list are self-made self-starters who built business empires in finance, sports, media, and commodities. Only three of the billionaires are from the United States. Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Jeff Bezos may be the richest men in the world, but they aren’t the only billionaires. There are 2,043 people across the globe with three commas in their net worths, according to the 2017 Forbes Billionaires list. The 23 wealthiest have $1 trillion collectively. In 2017, 10 of the world’s billionaires – fewer than 1% – are black, down from 12 last year, reports Forbes contributor Mfonobong Nsehe. Three of the 10 are women. All but one, Isabel Dos Santos, are billed by Forbes as self-made. To compile the full list, Forbes uses stock prices and exchange rates to estimate the net worths of the world’s richest people, and then ranks them based on their wealth. We updated the 2017 list using data from February 15, 2018…. Read full this story
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