Top 7 Black Celebrities Who Made Their Own Fortune 2021

Top 7 Black Celebrities Who Made Their Own Fortune 2021
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Black Celebrities 2021:- Art, culture, politics, and whatnot, since long, the black people are known for their achievements, breaking barriers. However, the world has failed to recognize their names on a wide arena and not just ignored the awards but also the fortune they made standing strong.

So, based on it all, herein presented is the list of 7 black celebrities who did create a fortune for themselves, make history and definitely find a way at what they are good at.

7 Best Black Celebrities Who Created History

  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Will Smith
  • Denzel Washington
  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Gabrielle Union
  • Jay-Z
  • Kevin Hart

1:- Oprah Winfrey

Known in the field of media, Oprah Winfrey has spent years being a news anchor and then spending her life hosting (The Oprah Winfrey Show). She also launched her own production company in 1986, named Harpo Studios, and was known to be the first black woman to run one of the self-owned Hollywood studios.

In the year 2011, she also launched an eponymous television network named OWN, which was the first and also the only network which was named as well as inspired by only one single individual. 

Apart from all this, Oprah Winfrey was the first female producer who scored the Academy Award Nomination for her work on Selma. She has also voiced some of the characters in, The Princess and the Frog, Selma, Lee Daniels, etc.

Oprah has also made many investments, which makes her stand in the list of Forbes estimated net worth with $2billion (as per Los Angeles Times, she achieved this in 2003) and is moving ahead growing.

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2:- Will Smith

With a net worth of $44.5M, he is one famous actor known around the world. As per the news, it was his new approach towards social media, made in 2017, which is now collecting millions, not just through Instagram but also through TikTok and YouTube. He is known to be receiving a salary in eight-figures since the projects like King Richard.

Well, some make their way, even when the world is falling around, and for Will, he did find his way even during the coronavirus pandemic where he signed up a deal for the lockdown series named Will from Home. There are also some of his upcoming works like for Netflix, Bright 2, which as per reports, comes with one of the highest pay-checks ever received.

3:- Denzel Washington

Known as the first African American star, Denzel Washington has won 2 Oscars to date. In the year 1990, he also received the Academy Award for his outstanding work in Glory.

Well, that was not it, as his performance in Training Day did get him a prize in the year 2002 for the best lead actor. Either way, Denzel has been making his way and is doing quite well along and rising as a celebrity with fortune.

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4:- Dwayne Johnson

With his net worth of $320M, this highest-paid actor, also known around with the name “The Rock,” not just comes up with personality but with his performance too. Some of his forthcoming film lists include Red Notice, Black Adam, and alike, which does contribute to receiving the tag of the highest-paid actor.

Dwayne is a former wrestling star, has a hold to command per movie more than $20M, as for his box office hits never fail to deliver results.

He has also been seen crashing on some small-screen programs like The Titan Games (NBC competition show) and one of the upcoming series, “Young Rock.” Apart from it all, he not just spends quite a money on the gym but also runs a very successful under Armor line project, wherein he sells shoes, clothing, and headphones.

5:- Gabrielle Union

Born in Omaha in 1972, Gabrielle Union graduated from Foothill High School. She attended college at the University of Nebraska and finally ended up at UCLA.

She continued her studies at the law school and moved ahead, but then after her internship was completed, she was asked to become the client with the concerned agency (L.A. Modelling agency). For her, it was a great way to pay the debts of the college loans, and so, she did end up modeling until the time she was found to be original with acting.

From the substantial film roles to several hit TV shows, Gabrielle made her way until she landed up on the show City of Angels, a medical drama where she got the role of Dr. Courtney Ellis.

Well, if the world takes her words, she believes Hollywood should recognize varied shades of African-American beauty. She does seem to be a voice for change and will certainly bring in a lot.

6:- Jay-Z

In the hip hop industry, Shawn Carter, quite known as Jay-Z, was the first billionaire as per Forbes. For the world, it might just be hip hop and his rap career (pocketed a lot of money through his number one albums, with a count of 14, before the taxes), but in actuality, for his catalog worth of $75million, he does make money also from some successful business ventures being run by him.

He was the founder of his own clothing line, which was then sold to Iconix for $204M. Apart from it, he also co-owns the cognac brand D’Ussé, has a music streaming service named Tidal (valued at $600M with Jay-Z stake of $100M), and has a stake in Uber worth $70M, real estate worth $50M and also has some private art collection which on today’s date worth $70 million as per Forbes.

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7:- Kevin Hart

With his net worth at $39M, he is one known personality around. He is known as a funnyman who today has taken his break from touring and released one latest special, “Irresponsible on Netflix.” He was also seen in the Jumanji remakes, which did bring in a lot to the box office.

Apart from it all, Hart is known to have some lucrative sponsorships with some companies named Chase and Fabletics.



Q.1 Who is the richest black Celebrity?

Aliko Dangote is known to be the richest black Celebrity in the world.

Q.2 Who is the youngest black Celebrity in the world?

Shawn Mendes is the youngest black Celebrity in the world.

Q.3 What is the Net Worth of Oprah Winfrey?

The Net Worth of Oprah Winfrey is $2.6 billion.

Q.4 Who is the best black Celebrity in 2020?

Honoree Melina Matsoukas is known to be the best black celebrity in 2020, as per an article posted by Essence Magazine.

Q.5 What is the net worth of Dwayne Johnson?

$320M is the net worth of Dwayne Johnson as of 1st of January, 2021.

Final Words

This article provides a lot of information about the forbidden souls who created a name but were meant to be recognized around for their work and ideas, which has not just been spreading but also bringing along many changes. From Hollywood to business and much more, in every field today, the Black Celebrities are getting the name they deserved, and they are respected for what they do.

Hope the above article did provide ideas about some great lives who are trying to make the world a better place by creating equality.

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