The world’s richest people, according to Forbes, includes seven titans of finance, media and fashion who make up an even rarer club: African American billionaires.
They include Robert F. Smith, whose $6 billion fortune made in private equity makes him the 451st wealthiest person in the world, media moguls Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry as well as rap icons and businessmen Jay Z and Kanye West.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos retains the top spot on the Forbes list with a net worth of $177 billion, up $64 billion from a year ago as a result of soaring Amazon shares.
Here are the richest African Americans and where they rank on the list of the world’s billionaires.
Robert F. Smith
Net Worth: $6 billion
Business: Private equity, finance, investments
Global Ranking: 451
Net worth: $3.7 billion
Business: IT provider
Global Ranking: 807
Net worth: $2.7 billion
Business: media and entertainment
Global Ranking: 1,174
Net Worth: $1.8 billion
Business: Music, Yeezy sneakers, fashion, retail
Global Ranking: 1,750
Net Worth: $1.6 billion
Business: Charlotte Hornets, endorsements
Global ranking: 1,931
Net Worth: $1.4 billion
Business: Media, entertainment
Global Ranking: 2,141
Net Worth: $1.0 billion
Business: Movies, television, entertainment
Global Ranking: 2,674