Famous Black Philanthropists

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 1 Rihanna

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Michael, Barbados

For anyone who has a penchant for music, Rihanna needs no introduction. Born as Robyn Rihanna Fenty, Rihanna is one of the most influential names in the music and fashion industry. Her effortless singing, catchy tunes and inimitable dance moves have won her eight Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards and two BRIT Awards.

 2 Master P

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 3 Vince Staples

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States

 4 Dwayne Johnson

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hayward

A renowned former wrestler with numerous titles under his belt, Dwayne Johnson initially wanted to be a football player but an injury turned him towards wrestling. He soon entered the world of acting, experienced phenomenal success in television and films and became the highest earning male actor in the world.

 5 LeBron James

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Famous As: NBA Star
Birthdate: December 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States

A basketball prodigy, Lebron James began playing since his school days and was later selected by Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2003 NBA draft. His career progressed at a rapid rate and he is considered to be one of the greatest players in NBA history. During his stint with Miami Heat, he helped them win two NBA Championships. Currently, he plays for Los Angeles Lakers 

 6 Lupe Fiasco

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: February 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 7 A'Lelia Walker

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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: June 6, 1885
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 17, 1931
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 8 Akon

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Akon is one of the most successful R&B, hip hop and rap singers in the world. His albums Trouble, Konvicted, Freedom, El Negreeto and Akonda have many chartbusters songs. He has also founded record labels Akonik Label Group, KonLive Distribution and Konvict Mizik. He courted controversy in 2007 for an onstage act involving simulated sex with a 15-year-old girl.

 9 Yasiel Puig

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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: December 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cienfuegos, Cuba

 10 Thomas Mikal Ford

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: October 12, 2016

 11 Ken Carter

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Famous As: Coach
Birthdate: February 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fernwood, Mississippi, United States

 12 Rochelle Aytes

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York

Actress and model, Rochelle Aytes, gained international fame for her role in the  ABC drama series Mistresses. An alumnus of the State University of New York at Purchase College, she began her career soon after her graduation. After appearing in commercials for several popular brands, she made her acting debut. She has since acted in many films and TV shows.

 13 Quinton Aaron

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States

 14 Mary McLeod Bethune

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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: July 10, 1875
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mayesville, South Carolina, United States
Died: May 18, 1955

 15 Wendy Raquel Robinson

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 25, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 16 Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 24, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Abeokuta, Nigeria
Died: July 7, 1998

 17 Stonebwoy

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ashaiman, Ghana

 18 Ida Ljungqvist

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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: September 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tanzania

Ida Ljungqvist is a Tanzanian-Swedish model known for her association with Playboy. In 2008, she became the first African-born person to be adjudged Playboy Playmate of the Month. The following year, she was adjudged Playmate of the Year, becoming the second Swedish model to receive such recognition. Well-known for her philanthropic work, Ljungqvist works with Empowerment Works, a non-profit organization.

 19 Rhymefest

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 6, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 20 Yvonne Nelson

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 21 Zinash Tayachew

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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 13, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gondar, Ethiopia

 22 Gani Fawehinmi

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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: April 22, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ondo, Nigeria
Died: September 5, 2009

 23 Menaye Donkor

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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: March 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 24 D-Black

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Accra, Ghana

 25 Eve Christine Gadzikwa

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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: December 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marondera, Zimbabwe