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Oprah Winfrey Is Only Woman In The Exclusive 7-Member U. S. Black Billionaires Club!!!

While there are 615 billionaires in the United States, only 7 of them are black. And guess what, only 1 is a woman. Yeah, you heard that right. But just who are these 7 people of African-American descent to make this exclusive black billionaires club?

Black Billionaire’s List Include Only 7 Members

Oprah Winfrey was listed as the only black billionaire in America from 2004 to 2006. Since that time, she has 6 other members join her club. Two just in the last year. Let’s take a look at exactly who are the members in what I call The United States Black Billionaires Club of 2021. Counting down from the newest member of the group, Tyler Perry.

#7 – TYLER PERRY (Net Worth – $1 Billion)

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  • Born Emmit Perry, Jr. in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 13, 1969
  • Source of Wealth: Film and Television
  • Residence: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Age: 51
  • Occupation: Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Author
  • Associated Business: Tyler Perry Studios
  • Married: No
  • Children: Yes, 1 son Aman Tyler Perry (5 years old) born to Gilila Bekele
  • Website:

#6 – SHAWN CARTER (JAY-Z) (Net Worth – $1 Billion)

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  • Born Shawn Corey Carter in New York City, New York on December 4, 1969
  • Other Names: Jigga, Hova, El Presidente
  • Source of Wealth: Music, Investments
  • Residence: Bel-Air, Los Angeles
  • Age: 51
  • Occupation: Rapper, Songwriter, Record Executive, Businessman, Media Proprietor, Record Producer
  • Associated Businesses: Rocawear, Tidal, 40/40 Club, Armand Champagne, Uber, Roc Nation, etc.
  • Married: Yes, to superstar Beyonce Knowles
  • Children: 3 (with wife Beyonce, daughter Blue Ivy daughter and son (twins) Rumi and Sir)
  • Website:

#5 – KANYE WEST (Net Worth – $1.3 Billion)

  • Born Kanye Omari West in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8, 1977
  • Other Names: Yeezy, Ye, Saint Pablo
  • Source of Wealth: Music, Fashion
  • Residence: Calabassas, California and 2 ranches in Cody Wyoming
  • Age: 43
  • Occupation: Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer, Fashion Designer
  • Associated Businesses: DONDA, Yeezy Streetwear
  • Married: Yes, to reality star Kim Kardashian
  • Children: Yes, 4 with wife Kim (2 sons, 2 daughters) North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm
  • Website:

#4 – MICAHEL JORDAN (Net Worth – $2.1 Billion)

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  • Born Michael Jeffrey Jordan in Brooklyn, New York on February 17, 1963
  • Source of Wealth: Sports, Endorsements
  • Residence: Jupiter Florida. MJ also owns properties in Chicago, Illinois; Park City, Utah; and Cornelius and Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Age: 57
  • Occupation: Retired Basketball Player, Author, Restauranteur, Sports Teams Owner, Endorser, etc.
  • Associated Business: Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets (NBA), Miami Marlins Baseball Team, Air-Jordan Shoes, Grove XXIII Golf Course, Cincoro Tequila
  • Endorsements: Nike, Coco-Cola, Chevrolet, Gatorade, McDonald’s, Ball Park Franks, Rayovac, Wheaties, Hanes, etc.
  • Married: Yes, to Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto
  • Children: Yes. Identical twin daughters Victoria and Ysabel with wife, Yvette Prieto. Also, 2 sons Jeffrey and Marcus, as well as 1 daughter, Jasmine with first wife Juanita Vanoy

#3 – OPRAH WINFREY (Net Worth – $2.5 Billion)

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  • Born Oprah Gail Winfrey in Kosciusko, Mississippi on January 29, 1954
  • Source of Wealth: Media
  • Residence: Montecito, California (also owns residences in Lavallette, New Jersey, an apartment in Chicago, an estate in Fisher Island, Florida, a ski house in Telluride, Colorado, as well as properties in Maui Hawaii, Antigua and Orcas Island in Washington State
  • Age: 66
  • Occupation: TV Host, Actress, Producer, Media Executive, Author
  • Associated Businesses: Chairwoman and CEO of Harpo Productions, Chairwoman, CEO and COO of Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), Weight Watchers, etc.
  • Married: No (Long time partner since 1986, Stedman Graham)
  • Children: None [lost a son, who she recently named Canaan (1968 – 1968)]
  • Website:

#2 – DAVID STEWARD (Net Worth – $3.9 Billion)

  • Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1951
  • Source of Wealth: Information Technology Services
  • Residence:
  • Age: 70
  • Occupation: Chairman and founder of World Wide Technology
  • Associated Businesses: World Wide Technology
  • Married: Yes (wife Thelma)
  • Children: 2 (including film producer Kimberly Steward)
  • Website:

#1 – ROBERT F. SMITH (Net Worth – $5.2 Billion)

  • Born Robert Frederick Smith in Denver, Colorado on December 1, 1962
  • Source of Wealth: Private Equity
  • Residences: Smith owns homes in Austin Texas, Malibu, California, New York City and Florida
  • Age: 58
  • Associated Business: Vista Equity Partners
  • Married: Yes, to Hope Dworaczyk founder and CEO of skincare line MUTHA and former Playmate Model, TV Host, fashion editor and Reality TV Personality Hope Dworaczyk. (Smiths former wife from 2088 to 2014, is Suzanne McFayden)
  • Children: Yes, 7 – 3 with his first wife, Suzanne; and 4 (2 sons and 2 daughters) with his current wife, Hope.
  • Website:

All 7 members of this 3 comma club are self-made. Now how’s that for black excellence!

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