- Four Nigerians have made the top 15 list of richest black people in the universe
- Alike Dangote is number one among people like Will Smith, Mike Jordan, Oprah Winfrey
- The female Nigerian who made the list at number 14 is Folorunsho Alakija with $1bn
Four Nigerians have again given the country pride of place among wealthy people in the world, according to Africa Facts Zone.
In the top 10 list, Alike Dangote leads the pack with $9.5bn, while Mike Adenuga makes number three on the list with $5.8bn.
The third and fourth Nigerians are Abdul Samad Rabiu at number six and Folorunso Alakija, number 14, with a wealth commanding power of $3.2bn and $1bn.
Famous show host, Oprah Winfrey, and popular actor, Will Smith take numbers seven and four with $2.6bn and $5bn respectively.
Below is the full list of the 15 richest black people:
1. Aliko Dangote (Nigeria) - $9.5 billion
2. Mohammed Hussein (Saudi) - $8.1 billion
3. Mike Adenuga (Nigeria) - $5.8 billion
4. Will Smith (US) - $5 billion
5. David Steward (US) - $3.5 bn
6. Abdul Samad Rabiu (Nigeria) - $3.2 bn
7. Oprah Winfrey (US) $2.6 bn
8. Mike Jordan (US) - $2.1 bn
9. Patrice Motsepe (South Africa) - $2bn
10. Isabel Dos Santos (Angola) - $1.8bn
11. Strive Masiyiwa (Zimbabwe), Michael Lee-Chin (Canadian-Jamaican) - $1.7 billion
13. Kanye West (US) - $1.3 billion
14. Folorunsho Alakija (Nigeria) - $1 billion
15. Jay-Z (US) - $1 billion
In other news, American celebrities and people of great influence traced their roots to Africa in a bid to ascertain their true identities.
With the advancement in technology, DNA testing has greatly improved to make such people know exactly where their ancestors originated from.
LeVar Burton, an American actor, director, and author traced his root to the Hausa people of Nigeria.
Chris Rock, a big American comedian and one of the most successful in that creative industry, was able to trace his ancestry to the Udeme people who are from northern Cameroon.
Whoopi Goldberg's DNA test revealed that her ancestors are from the Papel and Bayote people of Guinea-Bissau. She, however, could not go home because of her fear of flying.
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