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Forbes’ Richest People in the World

This year's "2013 Forbes Billionaires List" includes 1,426 of the richest people and families in the world – and only seven of them are of African descent.

By// Mariah Craddick

This year’s “2013 Forbes Billionaires List” includes 1,426 of the richest people and families in the world – and only seven of them are of African descent.

While telecom mogul Carlos Slim and tech maven Bill Gates top the list (net worths of $73 billion and $67 billion respectively), Oprah Winfrey – the richest Black woman in the world – ranks at number 503. The richest woman in Africa, Isabel dos Santos, is the only other Black woman on the list at number 736 with a fortune estimated at $2 billion. The richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote of Nigeria, is the 43rd richest person in the world.

The other prosperous five all originate from the continent of Africa, making Winfrey the only Black American to make the list.

See the full Forbes’ list here