11 Black Entrepreneurs Who Made It to Forbes’ 2015 Billionaires List


michael-jordanMichael Jordan

Net Worth: $1 billion

Jordan’s wealth comes from being the majority shareholder of the Charlotte Bobcats and from deals with Gatorade, Hanes and Upper Deck. Most of his wealth comes from his deal with the Jordan Brand with Nike.


Femi Otedola

Net Worth: $1 billion

Otedola is a native of Nigeria and the controlling shareholder of Forte Oil, one of West Africa’s largest oil companies. The Forte Oil company owns gas stations and fuel storage depots. It also manufactures and sells its own line of engine oils.


Abdulsamad Rabiu

Net Worth: $1 billion

Rabiu is also a native Nigerian, and he is the founder of the BUA Group. This company focuses on sugar refining, cement production, real estate, steel, port concessions, manufacturing, oil, gas and shipping.