The Top Afro-American Billionaires in 2022 So Far

By Aazam

There are now 18 black billionaires on the 2019 Forbes list of the world's richest people, an increase from 11 in 2018

Tyler Perry, $1 billion (2022): Tyler Perry is a writer, director, producer, and actor best known for his "Madea" film series, which has made over $660 million

Rihanna, $1.4 billion (2022): Thanks to the success of the cosmetics business Fenty Beauty, Rihanna, Barbados' most well-known esports, is now a billionaire

Kanye West, $2 billion (2022): The businessman and artist just signed a lucrative multi-year contract to create Adidas' Yeezy sneaker line

Alex Karp, $1.1 billion (2022): Alex Karp is the co-founder and CEO of Palantir Technologies, a data mining company that was first backed by the CIA investment arm In-Q-Tel

Jay-Z, $1.3 billion (2022): Jay-Z gained millions from his Armand de Brignac champagne and D'Ussé cognac in a year without a tour or album release

Mohamed "Mo" Ibrahim, worth $1.2 billion (2022), created Celtel International, one of the first mobile phone providers to offer services in Africa and the Middle East

Folorunsho Alakija, $1 billion (2022): Folorunsho Alakija is the vice chairman of Nigerian oil exploration business Famfa Oil, which owns an interest in the lucrative offshore asset Agbami Oilfield