The 1st African American Billionaire Who Isn’t an Athlete or Entertainer. Meet Robert Smith

Boubacar Diallo

Name: Robert Smith

Net Worth: $2.5 Billion

Industry: Private Equity

From: Colorado

Robert Smith is one of three African American Billionaires. Oprah & Michael Jordan are the other two. Dr. Dre is close & Diddy is closer, but both are roughly $250 million away from being billionaires. Bob Johnson was a billionaire after he sold BET to Viacom, but he split half with his wife after they divorced and he made a few bad investments along the way that put him under the $1 Billion. Unlike the others, Robert Smith is the only one who didn’t acquire his wealth in the entertainment/athletics space. He’s a hardcore businessman and he acquired his wealth as the owner of a private equity company. Simply put, a private equity company is a company that buys and invests in other companies. Hear his story as he speaks about wealth attainment to a group of African American businessmen and women. Please share this article if you think it’s worthy!

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