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Look Who Made Moves On Forbes' 2017 List of Billionaires

Of the 2,043 people who made it to the list of the World’s Billionaires, 10 of them are black.

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There are a few FORBES' lists people aspire to be on. Their 30 under 30 is the most popular. The World's Most Powerful People is another good one. The one list that only an elite few will ever be featured on was published this week and it's interesting, to say the least.

2017 FORBES list of the World's Billionaires features thousands of people, ten of them being black. The 2016 list featured 12 but Nigerian oil tycoon Femi Otedola and cement mogul Abdulsamad Rabiu fell off the ranks.

Nigerian cement tycoon Aliko Dangote is still the richest black person in the world, with a fortune estimated at $12.2 billion, according to Forbes. American media mogul Oprah Winfrey, Angolan investor Isabel dos Santos, and oil woman Folorunsho Alakija are still the only black female billionaires on the list.

See the full list below:

Aliko Dangote, $12.2 billion
Nigerian, Sugar, Cement, Flour

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Mohammed Al-Amoudi, $8.4billion
Saudi Arabian, Oil

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Mike Adenuga, $6.1 billion
Nigerian, Oil

Photo: News of the People

Isabel Dos Santos, $3.1 billion
Angolan, Investments

Photo: Daily Maverick

Oprah Winfrey, $3 billion
American, Television

Photo: CNBC

Robert Smith, $2.5 billion
American, Private Equity

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Patrice Motsepe, $1.81 billion
South African, Mining

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Folorunsho Alakija, $1.61 billion
Nigerian, Oil

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Michael Jordan, $1.31 billion
American, Basketball

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Mohammed Ibrahim, $1.14 billion
British, Mobile Telecoms, Investments

Photo: Forbes

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