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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Big congratulations to these high earners, keep grinding!
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