Money ain’t a thing: Meet 4 kids of world’s richest black people

Money ain’t a thing: Meet 4 kids of world’s richest black people

Globalisation has seen more and more black people joining the ranks of millionaires and billionaires around the world.

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More often than not, their kids end up having a head start in life. However, some of them seek to establish a profile of their own and achieve their own success. looks at four kids of the world's richest black people and what they have been up to.

1. Marcus Jordan, son of basketball legend Michael Jordan.

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Michael Jordan has an estimated net worth of $1.65billion, according to He has a total of five children.

Like his famous dad, Marcus Jordan played basketball, albeit only during his university years. He went on to start his own business, a boutique sneaker shop named Trophy Room.

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2. Hadeel Ibrahim, daughter of Sudanese billionaire Mo Ibrahim.

Mo Ibrahim, who is originally from Sudan but now lives in the UK, is reportedly worth a whopping $1.1billion, most of it from his previous telecommunications company.

He is best known as the founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, which rewards outstanding leadership in Africa.

His daughter, Hadeel, followed in her dad's footsteps and became the Foundation's director at the young age of 22. She also sits on the UN Secretary General's High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Funding.

3. Folarin Alakija, son of Nigerian billionaire Folorunso Alakija.

Folorunso Alakija is the deputy chairperson of Nigerian oil company Famfa Oil and is worth a reported $1.7billion. She has four sons.

One of them is Folarin, who made headlines for his flamboyant $7million wedding to an Iranian model in 2017.

4. Adetutu Oyindamola Emilia, daughter of Nigerian billionaire Mike Adenuga.

Mike Adenuga is the chairman of telecommunications company Globacom and has a controlling stake in oil company Conoil. His net worth is a reported $4.5billion.

His eight children have managed to keep out of the public limelight. His eldest daughter, Adetutu Oyindamola Emilia, lives in Atlanta, US, with her husband after her high profile wedding last year.

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