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Oprah Makes Forbes' Billionaires List

James Wright | 3/4/2014, 4:16 p.m.
Television mogul and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey is one of the world's nine wealthiest people of African descent, according to the ...
Oprah Winfrey (Courtesy of myown.oprah.com)

Television mogul and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey is one of the nine wealthiest people of African descent, according to the March 4 edition of Forbes magazine.

Forbes, which has long ranked the wealthiest people in the world, has Winfrey, 60, as the richest and only African-American on the list. The magazine estimates her wealth at $2.9 billion.

The richest person of color is Aliko Dangote of Nigeria, whose business interests include cement and commodities. Dangote, 56, is worth $25 billion.

The number of black billionaires jumped from seven in 2013 to nine this year. Winfrey is joined on the list by two African women, Folorunsho Alakija of Nigeria ($2.5 billion) and Isabel dos Santos ($3.7 billion).