There are more than 2200 billionaires in the world according to the Forbes out of which 735 are American. However, there are only a handful of black billionaires in the nation, 10 to be exact, out of ten only two are women (Rihanna and Oprah Winfrey). The title of the richest black man in America 2023 is owned by the entrepreneur, Robert F. Smith, who has a net worth of around $8 billion. This article presents a list of 10 richest black man in America 2023, that includes two multi-millionaires and eight billionaires.
10 Richest Black Man in America 2023
The table below presents the list of 10 richest black man in America in 2023 along with their net worth and their source of income.
|Name||Net worth (2023)||Source of income|
|Robert F. Smith||$9.2 billion||Business (Vista Equity Partners)|
|David Steward||$7.6 billion||Business (World Wide Technology)|
|Michael Jordan||$2 billion||NBA Player|
|Alex Karp||$1.9 billion||Business (Palantir Technologies)|
|Tiger Woods||$1.1 billion||Golf|
|LeBron James||$1 billion||NBA Player|
|Tyler Perry||$1 billion||Film Director|
|Magic Johnson||$620 million||NBA Player|
|Junior Bridgeman||$600 million||NBA Player|
America’s 10 Richest Black Men 2023
Let us know about a little bit in detail about the 10 richest black person in America in 2023.
1. Robert F. Smith
Robert Frederick Smith is the richest black American man and the founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. He was born into a middle-class family and made his fortune completely off of his investing skills. Other than a billionaire, Smith is also a major philanthropist and has donated millions of dollars to charitable causes.
2. David Steward
David Steward is the owner of one of the largest African-American-owned businesses in America, World Wide Technology. Not only America but David is one of the richest black person in the world. In 2023, his net worth stands at exasperating $7.6 billion billion. David faced major poverty and discrimination growing up and owns his complete fortune to his business endeavor.
Jay-Z (original name: Shawn Corey Carter) is a well-known rapper, entrepreneur and record producer. He is credited with the commercial success of artists such as Rihanna and Kanye West. In addition to a successful rapper career, Jay-Z owes his net worth of whopping $2.5 billion to his business ventures too. He is married to singer and songwriter Beyoncé and they have three children together.
4. Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan is counted among the greatest basketball players of all time and is popular among his fans as Air Jordan and His Airness. With a net worth of $2 billion, he is the richest basketball player and one of the richest black men in America and the world alike. His net worth is the result of his amazing basketball skills and successful business ventures.
5. Alex Karp
Alex Karp is the co-founder and CEO of the software firm Palantir Technologies through which he has managed to become a billionaire businessman of America. As of 2023, his net worth is around $1.9 billion. Alex started his career as an investor when he invested in startups and stocks received in inheritance from his grandfather. His father is a Jewish while his mother is African-American.
6. Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods is a billionaire golfer from America who holds numerous records in his name. He is also considered as one of the greatest golfers of all time. Number one player for most consecutive weeks, greatest total number of weeks and youngest Grand Slam winner are some of the few golfing records in the name of Woods.
7. LeBron James
LeBron James is one of the most successful basketball player, often being compared to the great Michael Jordan himself. With a net worth of $1 billion, he is one of the richest black man and richest NBA player as well. James is also the first NBA player to have accumulated a billion dollar of net worth while being an active player of the association. He is popular among his fans as King James.
8. Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry is a comedian who gained recognition as the creator of Madea, a real comic character based on his mother and aunt. Time magazine had included Perry in its list of 100 most influential people in 2020. With a net worth of $1 billion, he is the richest black comedian in America.
9. Magic Johnson
Earvin Johnson Jr., popular as Magic Johnson, is a former basketball player and one of the richest black man in America. In 2023, his net worth is estimated to be about $620 million. Apart from being one of the greatest NBA player, Johnson is also a successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, broadcaster and motivational speaker. He earned the name Magic when he was only 15 and played basketball for his school.
10. Junior Bridgeman
Ulysses Lee Bridgeman, or Junior Bridgeman, is a millionaire businessman and former basketball player who is among the wealthiest former athletes in the world. His net worth of $600 million is a result of his flourishing business career rather than basketball. A former player of Milwaukee Bucks, Bridgeman is currently the owner of Ebony and Jet magazines.
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Robert F. Smith
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