By no surprise, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was named no. However, out of the Americans featured on the list, just four were black.
Its clients include Citi, Verizon, and the U. Steward, the chairman and majority owner of WWT, grew up during segregation in a poor neighborhood in Missouri. His father worked as a mechanic, janitor, and trash collector to provide for him and his seven siblings.
Oprah Winfrey Flickr. Winfrey also generates revenue through several business endeavors, including ownership of the cable network OWN, Harpo Films, a multi-year content partnership deal with Appleand her iconic talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show. Robert Maj. Smith is the founder, chairman, and chief executive of Vista Equity Partners.
Heralded as a the first rich black man equity titan and Wall Street wiz, Smith started his early life out as a computer geek working in STEM before earning a degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University. He also attended Columbia Business School and ended up serving as co-chief of the investment banking division at Goldman Sachs. Smith founded Vista Equity Partners inwhich focuses on investing in technology companies.
Smith made a shrewd move in acquiring Sunquest Information Systems Inc. The Richest African Americans in Michael Jordan Image: Wikimedia Commons.