Feb 02, 2022

Question of the Day [Black History Month]: How many of the world's Black billionaires can you name?



  • How many Black billionaires do you recognize from the list? Who?
  • Of the Black billionaires that you know, what are some characteristics they may have needed to become so financially successful?
  • What personal finance strategies might they have followed throughout their lives to build their wealth? Could you implement any of these strategies in your life?

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Behind the numbers (Visual Capitalist):

"Black billionaires make up fewer than 1% of all billionaires worldwide. Who are the select few who made it into the ranks of the world’s richest people?

There is still a large racial wealth gap between Black people and White people—even at the highest levels of financial achievement. However, despite these racial and systemic barriers, 14 of the 15 Black billionaires are self-made, meaning they built their wealth from the ground up. Who will be next to join the ranks?"



To get the most up to date list of the world's billionaires check out the Forbes article


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