Top Ten Richest African Americans Celebrities – These wealthiest black Americans have contributed immensely in Hollywood and different businesses in America. They have got notable name and plenty of money for themselves. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jordan are the just African-American billionaires.
List of Top Ten Richest African Americans Celebrities 2016 Ranking
10. Beyonce – $450 Million
American singer, actress and fashion designer Beyonce Knowles’ debut album Hazardously in Love (2003) sell 11 million copies, won five Grammy Awards and featured the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles “Crazy in Love” and “Baby Boy”. Her exclusive “Drunk in Love” from the album “Beyonce” (2013) was a major hit.
9. Magic Johnson – $500 Million
Retired American professional basketball player Magic Johnson pocketed more than $100 million from his 2010 sales of 105 Starbucks permit and his 4.5 percent stake in the Los Angeles Lakers. His business empire touches on indemnity, food services, healthcare, and staffing.
8. Mariah Carey – $520 Million
Mariah Carey does not need an introduction. She is the best-selling female artist in the history of the Billboard charts. She has fans global! In the year 2000, Mariah Carey was agreed a $100 million recording contract with Virgin. It is the biggest deal in the history of music at that time. She has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide!
7. Jay-Z – $520 Million
The rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur Jay-Z are one of the most financially successful hip-hop artists and entrepreneurs in the world. He has outstanding business acumen. He is a minority owner of NBA’s Brooklyn Nets. He sold his clothes line Rocawear for $204 million in 2007 and signed a $150 million collaboration with Live Nation in 2008 throughout his Roc Nation activity company. Jay-Z is also a fully-qualified sports agent under the sports branch of Roc Nation.
6. Robert L. Johnson – $550 Million
Robert L. Johnson is a businessman, media magnate, investor, managerial, and philanthropist. He is the creator of Black Entertainment TV (BET), which he sold to Viacom in 2001 for $3 billion; becoming the first African American celebrities. He also founded RLJ Companies, a block company that invests in other business sectors.
5. Tiger Woods – $600 Million
American expert golfer Tiger Woods is among the most successful golfers of all time. Now, he endorses reputed brands like Nike. Even though he has made $1.3 billion in his vacation, his disloyalty cost him plenty of cash! A December 2009 study estimated the shareholder loss caused by his affairs to be between $5 billion and $12 billion. At present, he is making $80 million plus in winnings, endorsement deals and appearance fees. Tiger Woods and his father recognized the Tiger Woods Foundation in 1996. The goal of the foundation is to promote golf among inner-city children.
4. Diddy – $700 Million
Sean “Diddy” Combs is an immensely successful rapper, record creator, actor, and entrepreneur. He has made the majority of his wealth through intelligent business decisions. This prized rapper owns a 50 percent share of the profit from the Ciroc vodka brand he helped to develop. He also has a current stake in the television network Revolt TV.
3. Dr. Dre – $780 Million
Record producer, rapper and entrepreneur Dr. Dre is the creator and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment. He is the richest rapper in the world and owes much of his fortune to the extremely successful Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, which currently account for 65 percent of the premium headphone market. He now values $780 million after Apple acquired Beats headphone for $3 billion, a company he co-founded. According to Forbes’ Hip-Hop Cash Kings, Dr. Dre earned $620 million.
2. Michael Jordan – $1 Billion
Basketball’s best player 51-year-old Michael Jordan realized his dream of becoming an NBA owner in 2014 when he became the ordinary shareholder of the Charlotte Bobcats. According to 6Forbes’ estimate in 2016, Michael Jordan is the first US expert athlete to become a billionaire thanks to deals with popular brands like Nike, Gatorade, Hanes and Upper Deck. Brand Jordan is a $1 billion business for Nike. Jordan’s successful career has been an inspiration for many retired basketball players.
1. Oprah Winfrey – $3 Billion
Oprah Winfrey is the richest African American. This 61-year-old self-get billionaire is a media owner, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist! She is the chairwoman of Harpo Productions and Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). She also has an annual $55 million contract with Sirius XM’s Oprah Radio Show. Her 2013 earnings were $75 million. She also gets millions from her O Magazine. Although she had a difficult upbringing, Oprah got the most out of a second chance. Today she has turned her remarkable career into a platform of helping others.