Oprah Winfrey, $3 billion. American, Television. Oprah, once the queen of daytime TV, is still the richest African-American person in the world. Her once struggling cable channel, OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) is now cash flow positive and is enjoying soaring ratings on the back of a series of successful sitcom and drama collaborations with director Tyler Perry.
Meet The Richest Black Man In America: The Incredible Rise Of Robert F. Smith. Robert F. Smith is the CEO and founder of private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. The billionaire was just on the cover of Forbes’ richest Americans issue. The 52-year-old worked tirelessly to create a $2.5 billion fortune – landing him at No. 268 spot on the list of the richest Americans.
He is followed by Saudi-Ethiopian construction magnate Mohammed Al-Amoudi, who is worth $8.4 billion. This year, two black moguls fall off the ranks of the richest black people on earth, and they are both Nigerian – oil tycoon Femi Otedola and cement mogul Abdulsamad Rabiu.
(1) Strive Masiyiwa (Net worth – $829 million) One of the richest black man in the world, Strive Masiyiwa is the richest man in Zimbabwe and has also appeared as the richest man in Forbes ranking of Africa. Strive is the chair person and founder of global telecommunication group Econet Wireless which has a net worth of more than $600 Million.
Valentina Paloma Pinault is the daughter of billionaire Francois Henri Pinault. She has three half-siblings from her father's previous marriage. Except for the billions she will be inheriting, according to sources, she holds a net worth of more than $12 million.
The Knox service is part of the company's "Samsung for Enterprise" (SAFE) offerings for smartphones and tablets. Samsung Knox's primary competitor is Blackberry Balance, a service that separates personal and work data. The name, Samsung Knox, is derived from Fort Knox.