Famous Black Business People

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 1 Madam C. J. Walker

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: December 23, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: May 25, 1919
Madam C.J. Walker is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the first female self-made American millionaire. She manufactured and promoted a cosmetic-and-hair-care line catering to black women, through the Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company. She was also the richest African-American businesswoman when she died.

 2 Beyonce Knowles

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 3 Sean Combs

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Three-time Grammy-winning hip-hop legend Sean Combs, known to fans as Puffy, Puff Daddy, or Diddy, started off as a talent director with Uptown and then launched his own record label. His debut album, No Way Out, was certified 7Xplatinum, and his song I'll Be Missing You topped the Billboard charts. 

 4 Gladys Knight

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: May 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 5 Nate Robinson

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Famous As: Basketball player, American football player, Businessperson, Restaurateur
Birthdate: May 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 6 Daymond John

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Famous As: CEO of FUBU
Birthdate: February 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

Daymond John is an American investor, businessman, author, TV personality, and motivational speaker. He is credited with founding FUBU, a hip hop apparel company, for which he also serves as the president and CEO. He is also credited with founding a consulting and brand management firm called The Shark Group, where he serves as the CEO.

 7 Jeffrey Wright

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

Jeffrey Wright is a popular American actor. A self-made man, Jeffrey Wright overcame many childhood problems, including the demise of his father, to become an award-winning actor. Jeffrey Wright serves as an inspiration to many black Americans. In 2011, he established a gold exploration company called Taia Lion Resources, which provided employment to several Americans.

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 8 Aliko Dangote

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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: April 10, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Nigerien

Nigerian billionaire business magnate and philanthropist, Aliko Dangote, is the wealthiest person in Africa. He is also the richest black person in the world. Born into a wealthy family, he grew up to be an astute young man. He founded the multi trillion-naira conglomerate, The Dangote Group. A dedicated philanthropist, he has donated millions to health care in Nigeria.

 9 Monica

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 10 A'Lelia Walker

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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: June 6, 1885
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: August 17, 1931

 11 Tim Scott

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 12 Angelica Ross

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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: November 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 13 Chamillionaire

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 14 Bernice King

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Famous As: Minister
Birthdate: March 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 15 Madge Sinclair

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Jamaican, American
Died: December 20, 1995

The Kingston-born American actress, who began her career with the New York Shakespearean Festival, acted in a number films and television series and won Primetime Emmy Award for her role in the crime drama Gabriel's Fire. Madge Sinclair was also a voice artist in the famous animated film The Lion King, released a year before she succumbed to leukaemia.

 16 Ken Carter

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Famous As: Coach
Birthdate: February 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 17 Cedella Marley

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Jamaican

 18 James Prince

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Famous As: Music Executive
Birthdate: October 31, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 19 Patrice Motsepe

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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: January 28, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: South African

The first black African to be featured on the Forbes billionaires’ list, African Rainbow Minerals founder Patrice Motsepe also owns a football club. In 2021, he took over as the president of the Confederation of African Football. The mining tycoon has also signed The Giving Pledge.

 20 Malinda Williams

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 24, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 21 Krayzie Bone

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: June 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 22 Nathan Morris

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 23 Peter Lynch

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Famous As: Financier
Birthdate: January 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 24 Vernon Jordan

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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: August 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 25 Tinchy Stryder

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Ghanaian

 26 Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 24, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Nigerian
Died: July 7, 1998

 27 Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

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Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: July 31, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Nigerian

 28 Lauren Lake

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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: August 12, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 29 George Crum

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Famous As: Chef
Birthdate: July 15, 1824
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: July 22, 1914

 30 Esther Afua Ocloo

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Famous As: Co-Founder of Women's World Banking
Birthdate: April 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Ghanaian
Died: February 8, 2002

 31 Moise Tshombe

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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: November 10, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Congolese
Died: June 29, 1969

 32 Maggie Lena Draper Walker

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 15, 1864
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: December 15, 1934

 33 Sarah E. Goode

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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: 1855 AD
Nationality: American
Died: April 8, 1905

 34 John H. Johnson

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Famous As: Publisher, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: January 19, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: August 8, 2005

 35 Oluchi Onweagba

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Famous As: Fashion Model
Birthdate: August 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Nigerien

 36 Jason Wright

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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: July 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 37 Richard Parsons

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Famous As: Franchiser
Birthdate: April 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 38 Buruji Kashamu

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Nigerian
Died: August 8, 2020

 39 Solomon Mujuru

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Famous As: Military leader and businessman
Birthdate: May 5, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Zimbabwean
Died: August 15, 2011

 40 Paul Cuffe

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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: January 17, 1759
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: September 7, 1817

 41 Edward F. Boyd

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Famous As: Business Executive
Birthdate: June 27, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: April 30, 2007

 42 Eunice W. Johnson

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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: April 4, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: January 3, 2010

 43 J. Bruce Llewellyn

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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: July 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: April 7, 2010

 44 Ann M. Fudge

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Famous As: CEO
Birthdate: April 23, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 45 Peter Westbrook

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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: April 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 46 Mzi Khumalo

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: November 4, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: South African

 47 Charles Harrison

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Famous As: Industrial designer
Birthdate: September 23, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: November 29, 2018

 48 Charles Clinton Spaulding

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Famous As: Business Person
Birthdate: August 1, 1874
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: August 1, 1952

 49 Natalie Payida Jabangwe

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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: June 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Zimbabwean

 50 Tina Wells

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1980 AD
Nationality: American