Your parents are the first people you meet in your life. They become your guardians, your support, your greatest love, your teachers, your mentors, your judges, your executioners, your best friends and, moreover, they are your idols.
However, when your parents are billionaires, all of a sudden, they expect too much from you. This life can be very intimidating. That’s why we decided to look at the lives of billionaires, but not those whose lives are often analyzed. We chose to check the lives of the richest black billionaires in the world.
Although they grew up in an undeniable privilege, many children of billionaires had an impact in their own right.
Here they are…
Michael Jordan and Marcus
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Michael Jordan is perhaps the greatest basketball player of all time, but also one of the richest African-Americans on the planet with a net worth of $ 1.65 billion. In 2014, Jordan became the father of a twin boy and girl, his fourth and fifth children.
His son, Marcus Jordan, played basketball at the University of Central Florida from 2009 to 2012 where he averaged 12.3 points per game.
Mohammed Ibrahim and his daughter Hadeel
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Billionaire Mohammed Ibrahim, 71, was born in Sudan and lives in the UK today. He became a billionaire after selling his telecommunications company and now spends much of his time improving the lives of African citizens through the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. Its net worth exceeds $ 1.1 billion.
Mohammed’s daughter is Hadeel Ibrahim, who became executive director of her father’s 22-year-old foundation. She sits on the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing and sits on the board of directors of many organizations, including the Clinton Foundation. Hadeel is also the co-chair of the Africa Center in New York, which promotes collaboration between Africa and the United States.
Folorunso Alakija and his sons
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Folorunso Alakija, vice president of the Nigerian oil company Famfa Oil, debuted as the founder of an elite Nigerian fashion label. The 66-year-old billionaire is worth $ 1.7 billion, lives in Lagos, Nigeria, and has four sons. One of them, Rotimi is the Executive Director of Famfa Oil.
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Another Nigerian, Mike Adenuga, is president of the 36 million subscriber Globacom telecommunications company and the majority owner of Conoil, a Lagos-based oil company. In total, Mike Adenuga has eight children with several different women and a net worth of $ 5.4 billion.
Eniola Adenuga is Mike’s eldest son and executive director of Conoil. Eniola was engaged in a litigation guard battle with the mother of her child. Tunde “Paddy” Abolade is Executive Director of Globacom Group at Adenuga and nearly bought Chevron’s own operations in the Netherlands.
Aliko Dangote and her children
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Aliko Dangote is the richest black billionaire in the world with a fortune of $ 14.5 billion. Nigerian has been married four times and has 15 children, including an adopted son – Abdulrahman Fasasi. Little is known about the offspring of Dangote.