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
Mohammed Al-Amoudi, $8.4billion
Saudi Arabian, Oil
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Mike Adenuga, $6.1 billion
Photo: News of the People
Isabel Dos Santos, $3.1 billion
Photo: Daily Maverick
Oprah Winfrey, $3 billion
Robert Smith, $2.5 billion
American, Private Equity
Photo: Washington Post
Patrice Motsepe, $1.81 billion
South African, Mining
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Folorunsho Alakija, $1.61 billion
Michael Jordan, $1.31 billion
Mohammed Ibrahim, $1.14 billion
British, Mobile Telecoms, Investments