Black celebrities, like black people in general, still have a long way to go to achieve economic parity with their white counter parts. However, there are a select few who are doing quite well for themselves. The following is a list of black celebrities whose net worth is, in total, over $10 billion. Hopefully these affluent celebrities use their money and influence to move us forward.
The Smith family is Hollywood royalty, and although his kids are fast becoming popular in the music and film industries, Will Smith is still the breadwinner in his house. Worth about $200 million, Will is one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, and he still gets a ton of money from his Fresh Prince Of Bel Air show that aired in the ’90s.
Founder of the most successful rap music label of all time, Def Jam, Russell Simmons has been rewarded handsomely with a net worth of $325 million. In recent years, Russell has been more focused on social activism and promoting ethnic diversity.