Black women are battling sexism and racism in addition to making it in the business world, which makes it even more impressive that many of them have made it on this list. While some of these women have inherited their wealth from their families or spouses, others have amassed fortunes through their own business ventures and investments. Several of these women have also donated a portion of their wealth to various charities and causes, helping to make their mark in the world.
It's hard to overstate the massive impact that Oprah Winfrey has had on society, both as a TV and talk show host and as an entrepreneur. Her empire includes the cable channel OWN and O Magazine. Her net worth is estimated at $2.6 billion.
Musician and media mogul Beyonce has made the lion's share of her money through her singing career. She has also launched multiple clothing lines, including her activewear line Ivy Park, which has a partnership with Adidas.
Nigerian businesswoman Folorunsho Alakija is the second richest black woman in the world with a net worth of over $1 billion. She is the eldest daughter of former Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and has stakes in various businesses, including the oil company Famfa. She is also the vice-chair of Dayspring Property Development and Digital Reality Print, as well as a shareholder in Kenya's biggest dairy company, Brookside Dairies.