- Only five of the United States’ 607 billionaires are African American, Forbes’ Billionaires List shows.
- All five of the billionaires on this list are self-made, although their sources of wealth range from finance to technology to entertainment.
- The lack of diversity in the three-comma club highlights the growing wealth gap between black and white Americans.
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It’s not easy for anyone to become a billionaire in America, but it’s likely even harder if you’re black.