For The Culture! Forbes 2018 List Of America’s Wealthiest Celebrities Is Looking…Pretty Black

by Brianna Moné Williams

December 21, 2018

Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARAS

Forbes just put out their annual list of America’s wealthiest celebrities for 2018, and five out of ten spots belong to noteworthy Black powerhouses. See who made the list:

The media queen, herself, Oprah Winfrey secured the No. 3 spot on the list with a net worth of $2.8 billion. The mogul even signed a billion dollar deal with Apple this year and bought a stake in True Food Kitchen.

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – NOVEMBER 29: Media personality and activist Oprah Winfrey attends the Dignity of Women Conversation at The University of Johannesburg on November 29, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by J. Countess/Getty Images)

OG baller, Michael Jordan received the No. 4 spot with a $1.7 billion net worth. Thanks to his 90% stake in the Charlotte Hornets, the 55-year-old rose in the rankings from last year.

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 12: NBA Legend Michael Jordan attends a press conference for the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the ‘Air Jordan’ Basketball Shoe during the ‘Palais 23’street Basketball tournament at Palais De Tokyo on June 12, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)

Jay-Z comes in cool at No. 5 on the list. The rapper is worth $900 million thanks to stakes in companies like Armand de Brignac champagne and D’Ussé cognac, and the investment he put into life insurance startup, Ethos. And of course, we can’t forget about his entertainment empire Roc Nation and streaming service Tidal. Interestingly enough, the rapper also shares his spot with reality TV star and makeup mogul, Kylie Jenner.

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 11: Jay-Z attends 2017 Roc Nation Pre-Grammy Brunch at Owlwood Estate on February 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for Roc Nation)

Bad Boy Record’s very own Sean “Diddy” Combs locked in at No. 8 on the list with a net worth of $820 million. The businessman continues to remind us he’s more than music with his Ciroc vodka sales and stakes in Revolt TV and DeLeón tequila. The father of five even announced he was opening up his third charter school in the Bronx in 2019.

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 21: Rapper Sean Combs attends the press room at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

And rounding out the top ten, Tiger Woods lands at No. 9 with a net worth of $800 million. Although the golfer had a rough 2017, he came back stronger than ever this year. He won his first major victory in five years this September at the Tour Championship. He also shares the spot with acclaimed author, James Patterson.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – DECEMBER 02: Tiger Woods of the United States plays his second shot on the third hole during the final round of the 2018 Hero World Challenge at Albany Bahamas on December 02, 2018 in Nassau, Bahamas. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Big congratulations to these high earners, keep grinding!

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