Editorial:Black America World News Black Billionaires Power List for 2019

Enterprise  2/08/2019 03:15 pm CT, Staff Reporter

As part of the annual Black America World News special reports, The Power List profiles the seven most powerful black people who are leading and shaping change in economics and industry around the world. The list was made to inspire the masses that if you believe and work hard then you can achieve. We congratulate all the “2019 Powerlist” members for their awesome contribution to our global community.

Aliko Dangote, $14.4 Billion

Aliko Dangote, $14.4 Billion 

(Nigerian, Sugar, Cement, Flour)

Nigerian cement tycoon Aliko Dangote is the richest black person in the world, with a fortune estimated at $12.2 billion. His Dangote Cement is the largest cement producer in Africa with operations in several African countries. In January he announced plans to establish a $100 million truck manufacturing facility in Lagos in partnership with SINOTRUK, a Chinese firm. Thumbs-1) Airlines, Private Home, Home Interior

(Aliko Dangote-Thumbs)  Airlines, Private Home, Home Interior

Mohammed Al-Amoudi, $10.9 Billion

Mohammed Al-Amoudi, $10.9 Billion 

Saudi Arabia

(Construction, Agriculture, and Energy)

Saudi-Ethiopian construction magnate Mohammed Al-Amoudi, is worth $10.9 billion. Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-‘Amoudi is an Ethiopian and Saudi Arabian billionaire businessman. In 2016, his net worth was estimated by Forbes at approximately $10.9 billion and a relative fall in net value.

(Mohammed Amoudi Thumbs) Private Home, Security Team ,  Private Home)

Michael Adenuga Jr. $9.9 billion  Nigeria

Michael Adenuga Jr. $9.9 Billion 


Micheal is a Nigerian business tycoon, and the second-richest person in Nigeria. His company Globacom is Nigeria’s second-largest telecom operator, and also has a presence in Ghana.

Oprah Winfrey $3.1 billion

Oprah Winfrey $3.1 Billion 
United States

(Multi Media, Publishing)

Oprah is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986. Oprah has multiple interest in entertainment and publishing. The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), named after Oprah Winfrey, is an American television channel owned by Harpo Studios and Discovery Communications. It debuted on January 1, 2011, in approximately 80 million homes.

(Oprah Winfrey Thumbs)Home, Interior Private Home, Own Network Corporate)


Robert Smith, $2.5 billion

Robert Smith, $2.5 Billion 
United States

(Investment Banking) 

Robert Frederick Smith, is an American businessman, investor and philanthropist. A former chemical engineer and investment banker, he is the founder, chairman and CEO of private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. Smith was ranked by Forbes in 2016 as the 274th richest person in America, the second wealthiest African American on the list after Oprah Winfrey.

(Robert Smith Thumbs) Home, Interior Private Home, Public Outing

Femi Otedola, $1.85 billion 

Femi Otedola, $1.85 Billion 

(Petroleum Real Esate) 

A Nigerian businessman, entrepreneur philanthropist, and chairman of Forte Oil Plc, an importer of fuel products. He is also the founder of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd, and the owner of a number of other businesses across shipping, real estate and finance. He has recently invested in power generation as part of the liberalization of the sector in Nigeria.

Black  America World News Black Billionaires Power List for 2019

Also on the List

  • Folorunsho Alakija, $1.55 billion 
    Nigeria Nigeria
  • Patrice Motsepe $1.15 billion 
    South Africa South Africa
  • Michael Jordan, $1.14 billion 
    United States USA
  • Abdulsmad Rabiu $1.1 billion 
    Nigeria Nigeria
  • Mo Ibrahim $1.07 billion 
    United Kingdom United Kingdom


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