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Who are America’s richest black celebrities?

Submitted by on February 6, 2008 – 10:47 am16 Comments


Oprah Winfrey

A new Forbes magazine list has been released ranking the highest paid African-American celebrities.

Oprah Winfrey tops the list, with an overall net worth of $2.5 billion. Oprah made $260 million between June 2006 and June 2007, according to the magazine. Her revenues come from a number of successful enterprises, including her daytime talk show, magazine, satellite radio channel, Broadway show and newly-announced cable network slated to debut late next year.

Tiger Woods ranks second on the list, with $100 million banked within the list’s June 2006 to June 2007 time frame – more than any athlete in history. At the rate he’s going, Forbes estimates Woods will become the world’s first sports billionaire within a decade.

Rounding out the top 10 are Jay-Z with $83 million made between June 2006 and June 2007, 50 Cent ($33 million), Kobe Bryant ($33 million), Shaquille O’Neal ($32 million), Michael Jordan ($31 million), Will Smith ($31 million), Beyoncé ($27 million) and LeBron James ($27 million).

Source: EURweb.com

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