In the United States, Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jordan are the most well-known black billionaires and the only Americans on Forbes’ list of black billionaires. Forbes has 11 black billionaires on its list, as of 2015.
Oprah Winfrey has been on the Forbes list of billionaires since 2003 and has an estimated net worth of $2.9 billion. Michael Jordan was a new addition to the list in 2015, with a net worth of approximately $1 billion. The bulk of his income comes from sales of his Jordan brand merchandise collaboration with Nike. He is also the majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats.