We take a look at the top 50 black billionaires in 2020 and their expensive toys including yachts, cars, mansions and their trillionaire lifestyles.
50 – Oprah Winfrey – Montecito Estate
$2.5 Billion Dollars is what Oprah Winfrey is currently worth in 2019, and we kick off our list of Black Billionaires with a detailed look at her $100 million dollar 1912 Montecito Estate.
Covering 23,000 square feet, this insane mansion contains many extraordinary amenities to keep her busy, including six bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, a wine cellar, a theater, a gourmet kitchen, and a swimming pool.
Several ancient structures reside on the grounds of Oprah’s mansion and they were designed by a Mexican painter who was actually born in Costa-Rica.
The houses many rooms include a Reading Room, large library, impressive 10 seater dining room and a closet that can hold 50 pairs of shoes.
The estate also features a magnificent tea house with a fountain at the front and a $28.85 million dollar upgrade to the house has seen the addition of a fruit orchard, an equestrian ring, horse stables and a separate guest house.
The estate is so large that it has been completely impossible to take photos of the whole area.
49 – Folorunso Alakija – African Super Mansion
Worth an estimated $1.1 Billion Dollars, Folorunso Alakija is Nigeria’s richest woman and one of the richest black women in the world, this 66-year-old oil magnate is the owner of Famfa Oil Limited, a Nigerian oil exploration company.
Her company is a major sponsor of the popular scholarship and reliable scheme in Nigerian universities with over a thousand people included yearly as beneficiaries.
Currently listed as the second most powerful woman in Africa, she owns a property that is thought to be worth over $700 million dollars, making it one of the most expensive buildings in Africa.
The residence is a two-minute walk from Lagos Lagoon and has light-wells instead of windows with the whole house being bulletproof.
Part of the home is still under construction and once completed it will be the 4th most expensive home in the entire world.
The house is so big that someone joked about the paint used on the building and said: “If they give you the money of the paint used on all of the walls, the money is enough for you to be set for life”
48 – Strive Masiyiwa – South African Mansion
London-based Zimbabwean businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Strive Masiyiwa has a net worth of $2 billion dollars and owns this amazing 5 bedroom home in South Africa.
The spacious pad has 5 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, a study, 4 exterior garages and sits on land covering 1229 meters.
The mansion is thought to have cost him around $610,000 and was recently put on the market after he was included on Forbes’ list of top 50 richest people in Africa in 2015.
He recently purchased a $25 million dollar penthouse in New York, but the details of this are a closely guarded secret.
47 – Femi Otedola – Bulletproof Stretched Mercedes
Billionaire Femi Otedola takes his personal security very seriously and thanks to this armored Mercedes Benz G65, he can travel in a secure environment.
The purchase price is thought to be around $1.2 Million Dollars and it features a twin-turbocharged V12 engine with 610 horsepower.
The armor is provided by the most reputable and prestigious Alpine Armoring company in Herndon, Virginia and it has bulletproof glass and 1,800 pounds of bullet and bomb-proof plating.
There is a luxurious interior that could almost double for a hotel living room and includes 2 captains chairs made from ultra-premium Alcantara suede and trimmed in top-grain exotic leather.
Other features include flashing police lights, a motorized bar, 4K high-def monitor and a customized daylight headliner “specifically calibrated to mimic real sunlight as closely as possible in order to reduce fatigue and increase overall well-being.
46 – Patrice Motsepe – South African Mansion
Located in Cape town and purchased in 2014, South African mining businessman and billionaire Patrice Motsepe is thought to have paid $6 million dollars for this home.
The home is located in the super prestigious residential suburb of Bishops-court and is situated directly opposite both the Spanish and German Embassy’s.
The home features 6 bedrooms and the main bedroom suite with ‘his and hers’ dressing rooms and bathrooms coupled with a separate lounge with a fireplace.
All the rooms in the main house lead to a terrace/balcony with spectacular views of the surrounding area’s
The house features a lift between floors, an opulent lounge, a formal 24-seat dining room with a spacious open floor plan gourmet kitchen and separate scullery.
Other lavish features include a cigar lounge, a climate-controlled wine cellar; state-of-the-art theater, a music room, a billiard room, a gym, and a 10-bay garage.
The home sits on 12 000 square meters of land and requires approximately R30,000-a-month for upkeep and maintenance.
45 – Mike Adenuga – Dassault Falcon 7X
Nigerian billionaire businessman Mike Adenuga is the second-richest person in Nigeria and has an estimated net worth of $9 Billion Dollars.
He needs to travel a lot and to do this he purchased a Dassault Falcon 7x jet for a cost of $52,300,000 dollars and the plane was Launched at the 2001 Paris Air Show.
It has a top speed of 953 km/h, can cover a range of 11,019 km and has room for 20 passengers and two crew.
Notable for its extensive use of computer-aided design it is the first fully fly-by-wire business jet and is equipped with the same avionics suite, the “Enhanced Avionics System”.
44 – Michael Jordan – Bears Club Home
With $1.9 billion dollars, Michael Jordan owns multiple properties including his Bears Club Home, located in Jupiter, Florida.
The home, which was once the property of the world’s greatest golfer, Jack Nicklaus, sits on 3-acres of land and has a 28,000 sq ft mansion, guest house, and pool house.
Coupled with the $20 million dollar price paid for it by Jordan, the home is thought to have cost $4.8m for the land and $7.6m for the construction with it considered the most expensive non-waterfront home in the Palm Beach.
The house has 11 bedrooms, a 2-story guard house, an athletic wing together with a basketball court and lavish workout facility and a huge media room with state-of-the-art electronics.
It sits next to a huge golf course, Golf Villas, 14 Club Cottages, and 13 Vintage Estate Homes with membership costs including a $350,000 initiation fee and $25,000 annual dues.
43 – Aliko Dangote – Maybach 57s Knight Luxury Edition
Another Nigerian business magnate, this time holding a staggering net worth of $10.7 billion dollars, he owns the Dangote Group, which has interests in several Nigerian commodities.
Maybach 57s Knight Luxury Edition has everything a billionaire would need in a car, including 24-inch carbon finished wheels, ergonomically shaped sports steering wheel and door sills with diamond stitching.
The door knobs have screen-printed logos, an Apple TV module and two iPads with Apple keyboard in the rear of the car and the seats, center console and floor mats all feature embroidered Knight logos.
The car has a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds, a Top Speed of 175 mph and features a four-pipe sports exhaust system with valve control and comes with, yes you guessed it, a price tag of around $1 million Dollars.
42 – Robert Smith – New York Home
CEO of Vista Equity Partners, Robert F. Smith is a private equity executive and is estimated to have a net worth of around $4.4 billion, making him one of the richest African-American’s.
He has been revealed as the buyer of a $59 Million Dollar Getty penthouse that comes in at around $6,000 per square foot and spans 10,000 square feet across the top three floors of the building at 501 West 24th Street, right by the High Line.
Other features inside the penthouse include 2,700 square feet of outdoor space, a private pool, and two master bedrooms.
Another 4 bedrooms are located within the second floor of the home, along with seven bathrooms, two kitchens, two great rooms, and a private rooftop terrace.
Mr. Smith also owns other properties in the United States and his company, Vista Equity, has over $31 billion in cumulative capital commitments.
41 – Aliko Dangote – Bugatti Veyron
Back with $10.7 billion dollar man Aliko Dangote and with that kind of bank balance its easy to see why he owns one of the most expensive cars in the world.
Aliko’s Bugatti Veyron actually costs twice what his Maybach 57s does, with a price tag at the time of purchase thought to be $2 Million Dollars.
What, you say, does this price get you in a car? Well first off It can reach 431km/h and accelerate up to 100km/h in just 2.5s, mainly speeds you see in a 787, not a car.
The Bugatti was named Car of the Decade and features an 8.0 L quad-turbocharged W16 engine, equivalent to two narrow-angle V8 engines bolted together that made it the fastest production car in the world at the time of purchase.
The center console in the car is said to cost rumored to cost around £17,000 on its own and other features include a reversing camera display and a separate key that needs to be used to achieve top speed.
40 – Oprah Winfrey – Maui Mansion
The queen of daytime television owns many houses throughout the mainland USA and her Maui Mansion, now transformed into the perfect 21st-century farmhouse it covers an incredible 163 acres.
The beautiful Maui mansion is set in the idyllic Hana area of the island of Hawaii and instead of tearing down the home she had it transformed by her decorator.
The home is smaller compared to her other settings, however, she enjoys spending time doing philanthropy work and loves to read while staying at the home in her off-time.
Along with bedrooms, bathrooms and a large kitchen, the home has a huge garden, which she often uses to provide friends and family with many edible delights.
39 – Mo Ibrahim – Celtel Phone Company
Celtel, formerly V-mobile, was a mobile telecommunications company that offers services in more African countries than any other and had in excess of 24 million subscribers.
The company was headed by Mo Ibrahim, a Sudanese-British billionaire with an estimated net worth of around $1.1 Billion Dollars.
He sold the company in 2004 and by 2001 and in 2011 his fortune had ballooned to $1.8 billion, making him the 692nd richest person in the world at that time.
Mr. Ibrahim was also selected for the TIME “Top 100” list in 2008 and the company he once founded has now merged with Zain Group, one of the best-known brands in Africa with mobile licenses covering more than 400 million people, and is worth over US$2.84 billion.
38 – Patrice Motsepe – Gold Mines
Remember that Cape Town home we featured at number 46, well, it’s easy to see how owner Patrice Motsepe paid for the property.
The founder and executive chairman of African Rainbow Minerals, which has interests in gold, ferrous metals, base metals, and platinum helps run the worlds 12th largest gold mining company
In 2012, Motsepe was named South Africa’s richest man, topping the Sunday Times’ annual Rich List and once owned a large quantity of South African gold mines, some of which were later sold for $7.7 million dollars.
He then purchased more gold mines, and in 2008 he was the 503rd richest person in the world and the third wealthiest South African for 2019.
In 1997, with gold prices at a low, he purchased marginal gold mines from Anglo-gold under favorable finance terms and re-branded the company, African Rainbow Minerals.
37 – Femi Otedola – Ikoyi Home
A Bullet-proof Mercedes is not the only expensive purchase for one of the richest men in Nigeria, Femi Otedola.
His estimated net worth of $1.2 billion dollars has allowed him to purchase a massive Ikoyi Home that features a large driveway and luxurious swimming pool.
Security is a particular concern for the billionaire and nobody can enter the house undetected with it having CCTV everywhere and a high wall that surrounds the mansion keeps unwanted people outside.
The three-level completely white mansion features a custom home office, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and several entertainment areas.
The home is decorated with mainly white, green and gold and further information is not readily available, probably due to the security concerns of the family.
36 – Strive Masiyiwa – Double NYC Penthouse
$2 billion dollar man Strive Masiyiwa owns more than just a South African Mansion, with his purchase of this $25 million dollar Eldorado Tower Penthouse.
The Zimbabwean businessman was included on Forbes’ list of top 50 richest people in Africa in 2015 and his home is spread across the top two floors of the building.
Features include 5 bedrooms, all en-suite, four terraces and sweeping views, including the full panorama of Central Park.
Other features include a private landing, corner living room with an original fireplace and a windowed kitchen, and a separate maid’s room.
His celebrity neighbors include U2 bassist Adam Clayton, Michael J. Fox, Bruce Willis and news producer and writer Richard Cohen.
35 – Michael Jordan – Miami Estate
Back with basketball star Michael Jordan and we take a look at his Miami Estate which he purchased for a sum of $281,000 in the guarded Highlands region of Kendall.
The home sits on a 5,560-square-foot lot and features four luxurious bedrooms and two and a half exotic baths.
The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances, wood cabinetry and Corian counter-tops with a large swimming pool and manicured lawns on the outside.
The home has a smaller driveway than some of his other properties, however, it does feature its own dock for those wishing to avoid the paps out front.
34 – Strive Masiyiwa – Mercedes Benz EQ
The Executive chairman of international Telecommunications, Media and Technology group Eco-net Wireless, Strive Masiyiwa owns a modest £62,000 dollar Mercedes Benz EQ.
Let’s face it not everyone taste lies in fast super-cars and super luxurious million dollar motors, however, the Mercedes Benz EQ does feature a handy electric battery.
Previewed at the Paris Motor Show in 2016 with the Generation EQ concept vehicle, the Mercedes Benz EQ is a 5-door SUV that can cover a range of 450 km (280 mi) on a full charge.
The car features Dual motor all-wheel drive, as two electric motors, one on the front axle and one on the rear axle and a top speed up to 112 mph.
The 0-60 time is 4.9 seconds and nifty features include Full-LED Lights, Unique Front Grille, Slim Taillights, No Exhaust Pipes and Blue-Accented Wheels.
33 – Robert Smith – Austin Texas Home
When he is not living in his $59 million dollar home in New York City, $2.5 billion dollar man Robert Smith lives in Austin Texas.
The home is mega-private and we have not even been able to find any photos… so comment below if you know more!
32 – Mike Adenuga – Bombardier Global 5000
Mike Adenuga owns a large fleet of planes and we have already covered his Dassault Falcon 7x, however, he owns another plane in the form of a Bombardier Global 5000.
This mega jet comes with an insane price tag of $50.44 million dollars and comes with a top speed of 950 km/h.
The jet can cover a range of 11,390 km, has 2 Turbofan, Rolls-Royce BR700 engines and can accommodate 12 to 16 passengers in three cabin sections.
These sections include an air club section, a central four-seat conference area, and an aft three-place divan relaxation section with two facing two chairs.
The forward galley has a crew rest chair and crew lavatory with room to prepare 16 five-course meals.
31 – Patrice Motsepe – 2007 BMW 750
With a retail price of $75,000-$78,000 dollars, Patrice Motsepe’s 2007 BMW 750 luxury sedan features a 4.8 Litre V-8 engine and a 6-speed Steptronic automatic transmission.
It has sport & manual modes, electric range & mode selectors, with a limited top speed of 230 km/h, or roughly 145 mph.
Launching from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 9.5 seconds and the car can run on Hydrogen fuel with its six kilogram cryogenic tank.
30 – Oprah Winfrey – Telluride Colorado Home
Another home and yes its once again owned by Oprah with the media mogul’s Telluride home costing the Billionaire over $14 million dollars.
The five-bedroom home sits on roughly 3.23 acres and measures around 8,700 square feet a gym, a glass-and-steel bridge above the great room and a 45-foot-long walkway that leads to a tree-top observation deck.
The home has a 56-foot-long wine cellar, its own funicular to transport skiers directly to the properties private ski slopes and sits at the end of a heated private road.
The property comes with a large hot-tub which is treated to sweeping mountain views and is located in its own conservatory.
29 – Michael Lee-Chin – National Commercial Bank of Jamaica
Mr. Lee-Chin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the McMaster University in Canada and he also has a rather impressive net worth totaling $1.9 billion dollars.
He is a Jamaican-Canadian business magnate, investor and philanthropist who serves as the Chairman and CEO of Portland Holdings Inc.
The National Commercial Bank of Jamaica was founded in 1977 but has roots dating as far back as 1837, and is the largest financial group in Jamaica.
The National Commercial Bank of Jamaica Limited: provides an array of products & services to meet the banking needs of customers; deposit accounts, unsecured and secured loans, credit cards, overdraft lines, foreign exchange, personal and private banking services.
28 – Aliko Dangote – Abuja Mansion
Situated in Abuja this home is worth $30 Million Dollars and is the epitome of luxury while now being owned by Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote.
The huge dining room has space for 23 people and the home has seen the likes of V.I.P’s including Bill Gates and Former President Goodluck Jonathan.
There is a well stocked kitchen, and the main foyer has a grand marble staircase that goes up several floors.
The home has luxurious bedroom’s with marble en-suite bathrooms that have access to showers and Jacuzzi’s.
27 – Mike Adenuga – Mercedes Benz AMG 63
Athletic design and extreme dynamism are one way to describe Mike Adenuga’s Mercedes Benz AMG 63 with its all-new AMG-specific radiator grille.
It features the AMG Speed-shift MCT 9-speed transmission, is electronically limited to 250 km/h and is powered by an AMG 4.0-Liter V8 Bi-turbo Engine.
Mercedes Benz allow you to customize everything on the car, including the outside paint, alloy wheels, steering wheel and interior decoration.
The AMG steering wheel is lined with fine Nappa leather and ouch-control buttons ensure intuitive user-friendliness and are conducive to focused driving.
There is a reasonable price tag of £29,000 pounds and Zero-to-60 mph happens in just 3.9 seconds.
26 – Michael Jordan – Highland Park Mansion
Famous Black Billionaire and star basketball player Michael Jordan has an outstanding net worth of around $1.9 billion dollars and hes not shy to spend his money!
His Highland Park Mansion is thought to be worth an estimated $14.9 million dollars and is located in the city of Chicago.
His 56,000-square-foot house is bigger than Oprah’s mansion and is thought to cost $100,000 in annual property taxes, with the home currently up for sale.
The home has a long drive from the number 23 gate and fully-grown trees make sure that absolute privacy is kept to a maximum.
Outdoor spaces include a tennis court, an infinity pool with a grass island in the middle, a putting green and a pond stocked with fish.
Jordan lived in the home for 19 years with the interior consisting of a piano room, features the door from the original Playboy Mansion in Chicago and a full-basketball court is the centerpiece of the house.
Other features include a large relaxation area, dining room, large aquarium built into the wall, 9 bedrooms and 19 bathrooms along with a cigar room.
A full gym lets you keep fit and the underground wine cellar keeps those drinks fresh for private parties.
25 – Michael Jordan – Charlotte Penthouse
Sitting on more than 6,568 square feet of space Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Penthouse sits over Brazilian restaurant China.
The condo has four bedrooms in addition to three full bathrooms and two half-bathrooms with features for entertaining, including an open floor plan, upgraded entertainment system and two enclosed patios.
The pricey pad is said to have cost around $3.3 million dollars and has its own private elevator, a rooftop lounge, gourmet kitchen, outdoor living spaces, grilling areas and gas fireplaces.
The building is walking distance from the Time Warner Cable Arena and makes it the perfect location for exploring the city!
24 – Isabel Dos Santos – Hayken Yacht
Three billion dollar woman Isabel dos Santos travels in style when she is on the open seas, snapping up this $35 million dollar 40 meter yacht named Hayken.
Dos Santos is the richest woman in Africa and her father is Angola’s President José Eduardo dos Santos with her owning shares in several Angolan state companies such as telecoms and banking.
She bought the yacht in 2016 and is a 50 meter semi-displacement yacht built from aluminum and has a top speed of 23 knots.
She can accommodate 12 guests in 6 staterooms and has a crew of 8 and although it is reported that she parted ways with the yacht in 2016.
Her water tanks store around 16,200 of fresh water, and is powered by 2 MTU 3,860hp diesel engines and propelled by her twin screw propellers.
There is a Jacuzzi on the upper deck, along with a large relaxation area complete with sofa’s, bar, and the yacht also has access to several Jet-ski’s for water-sports activities.
23 – Robert Smith – California Home
Purchased for $19.5 million from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Hadid Foster, Billionaire Robert Smith’s home is located in Malibu, California.
Named as one of the “Philanthropy 50” by the Chronicle of Philanthropy in 2017 he purchased this amazing home back in 2015 and it has one of the nicest views we have ever seen from a garden pool.
The home features 6 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms and has a hill-top location, and contains 11,622 square feet of interior space.
The property is accessed by passing through an ornate front gate and up a dramatically long driveway that ends at the three-car garage and a sizable motor court.
Other features include a sumptuous kitchen, recycled Bavarian floors, marble counter-tops, and all the ultra-high-end appliances money can buy.
The home features several walk in closets, a massive sports bar/recreation room, and a light-flooded gym.
22 – Patrice Motsepe – Bentley Continental GT
Featuring a completely new 6.0 litre, twin-turbocharged W12 engine, limitless customization options and being completely built by hand, Patrice Motsepe’s Bentley Continental GT is phenomenally powerful, beautifully designed and exquisitely crafted.
The car has a top speed of 207 mph (333 km/h), its 0 – 100 km/h time is 3.7 seconds and the driving range is 411.3 miles or 662 kilometers.
It features the 48V Active Roll Control system that senses road conditions and changes the car’s movement instantaneously to optimize handling and ensure a smooth ride.
The car has the latest 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, for smooth, fast and efficient gear changes and emission levels are among the best in its class, meaning Central London is not problem!
We almost forgot to mention the price, its not cheap, coming in at around $207,000 dollars.
21 – David Stewart – World Wide Technology Holdings
Founded by David Steward in July 1990, World Wide Technology Holdings annual revenue is estimated to be greater than $11 billion.
The organization has been recognized by Fortune Magazine on their 100 Best Places to Work For list, for five consecutive years.
In 2003 combined reported revenues passed $1 billion, and the founders formed World Wide Technology Holding Company as the parent company for the two firms.
employs more than 3,000 people and operates more than 2,000,000 square feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world.
Overall its a behemoth that provides technology and supply chain services with a focus on the enterprise commercial, public and telecom service provider sectors.
20 – Oprah Winfrey – Private Jet
Owning a private jet puts you among the elite in the world of the Billionaire and Oprah Winfrey has spared no expense with her purchase of a Gulfstream G650.
This is one of the most advanced and most expensive private planes flying today, and has a price tag of US$ 70 million dollars.
The aircraft can accommodate 14 passengers, has a Top speed of 982 km/h, a Range of 12,960 km and was named the 2014 winner of the Collier Trophy, for having “strengthened business aviation through significant technological advancements.
The cabin is 8 feet 6 inches wide and 6 feet 5 inches high, allowing the aircraft to be configured to carry between 11 and 18 passengers.
The Gulfstream Cabin Management System incorporates touch-screen technology, allowing passengers to adjust lighting, window shades and entertainment from most hand-held Apple devices and select Google Android devices.
19 – Mike Adenuga – Nine Duplex Home
Possibly one of the largest homes on Banana Island, Nigerian Billionaire Mike Adenuga owns this amazing Nine Duplex Home.
To think he is buying property like this after first starting out as a taxi driver is quite remarkable and this home set him back around £22 Million Dollars.
Mr. Adenuga’s mansion occupies the three hectares and it needs to as he welcomes many guests and visitors to the property for business purposes.
The estate includes nine duplexes with eight apartments for visitors and family members and the famous businessman holds only one house as his residence and home office.
Other features of this vast estate include a meeting hall for 200 guests, a church and mosque, a berth for yachts, a large indoor swimming pool, its own heliport and a very impressive car park.
With regards to security, no chance has been taken with a dedicated wall, fence and two watchtowers.
18 – Oprah Winfrey – Horse Farm Estate
Another house and yes, you guessed it, super-rich Oprah Winfrey is the current owner of this massive horse-ranch estate, located in Montecito, California.
The $28 million dollar home features a 23 acre horse farm and a main home with four bedrooms, five baths, a pool and a filled fish pond.
Celebrity neighbors include Jeff Bridges, Ellen DeGeneres and Drew Barrymore and the estate has not been on the market for 30 years, its truly a once in a lifetime property!
17 – Femi Otedola – Nana Yacht
The latest in high end recreational boats, Femi Otedola’s luxury Nana Yacht retails for around £1.7 million pounds and is a 2010 Sun-seeker Predator 84.
She has a fiberglass hull, is 27 meters in length, and is fitted with two 2435 HP MTU engines, with the boat officially launched in 2010.
The boat has a decent cruising speed of 32 mph and you get a generous hardtop roof which lets a lot of natural light in when it is opened, a sumptuous fly-bridge and a modern cockpit.
The boat can accommodate up to eight guest and three crew members, so its fantastic for those small private parties.
16 – Patrice Motsepe – Mamelodi Sundowns
Mamelodi Sundowns is a South African football club founded in Mamelodi that plays in the Premier Soccer League.
Sundowns is owned by billionaire mining magnate Patrice Motsepe and the club’s nickname, The Brazilians, is a reference to their soccer kits which resembles that of the Brazilian national team.
Sundowns have won the league title a record eight times and they were the 2016 CAF Champions League champions and 2016 CAF Club Of The Year.
They have also won the Nedbank Cup four times, and hold the joint record of three National Football League Championships and are the 1st South African team to compete in the FIFA Club World Cup where they finished in 6th place.
15 – Michael Jordan – North Carolina Home
You might be asking yourself, does Michael Jordan own more houses then Oprah Winfrey? The answer would be no… he does not.
He does own this 12,310-square-foot home on North Carolina’s Lake Norman which he purchased for $2.8 million tho, and he is definatley well versed in the real estate market.
The waterfront mansion was a foreclosure that the bank repossessed and the six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home sits on the seventh hole of The Peninsula Club.
The three-level home has a fitness center and a two-story great room that opens to a terraced patio, features a large pool and spa in the backyard with great lakeside views.
14 – Aliko Dangote – Business Empire
OK… So we could not find a toy for every section on this list, however we can take a back look at why some of these billionaires are so rich, and you will be surprised to know that Aliko Dangote started with just $3000.
He began to import and sell agricultural commodities in Nigeria, repaying the entire loan within three months of starting operations.
With an estimated net worth of $14.1 billion dollars the Dangote Group, is now one of the largest private-sector employers in Nigeria.
The company’s business interests include many industries, such as oil and gas, consumer goods and manufacturing, with about 80% of his conglomerate’s revenue comes from Dangote Cement.
Aliko is so rich that he can walk into Bentley and buy a Mulsanne which retails for a price tag of $310,000 dollars in a split second and not even notice his bank balance drop!
13 – Isabel Dos Santos – Miami Beach Club
Africa’s richest woman owns 19.5% of one of the biggest banks in Portugal with an estimated worth of $465 million, this kind of cash on tap allows her to snap up real estate like picking up pennies.
In 1997, at the age of just 24 years old, she opened up the Miami Beach Club, one of the first nightclubs and restaurants on Luanda Island, a tropical beach playground for Luanda’s wealthy.
Yachts fill the bay in front of sparkling new skyscrapers and sandy beaches are lined with restaurants and nightclubs.
Just to be clear its Ilha De Luanda, in Angola, NOT Miami, Florida, and Luanda is among the top 10 most expensive cities in the world for expats.
Comment below if you know the price for this purchase as i came up short.
12 – Mike Adenuga – Armored Bentley Mulsane
While we could not feature Aliko Dangote’s Bentley Mulsane, the second-richest person in Nigeria, Mike Adenuga also owns one and it is a beast!
The choice of royalty, this car is fully armored from the wheel wells to the roof and costs a ridiculous $2.22 Million Dollars.
The Mulsane has a 6.75L twin-turbocharged V8 engine built-in and the vehicle offers an extra 250 mm of legroom for rear-seat passengers as the most spacious in the Mulsanne Series.
The glass sunroof, state-of-the-art infotainment system, and airline-style reclining seats are just a few of the special features in this re-imagined Mulsanne.
Security includes re-enforced door hinges, ECM Armour, Flak Armour, Battery Armour, steel-case fuel tank protection, 4″ bulletproof windows and run-flat tires.
This is by far the best armored car to invest in if you are a private individual, celebrity, diplomat, politician, or executive that can afford the price tag!
11 – Michael Jordan – Gulfstream IV
Costing $36 million dollars, Michael Jordan’s private Gulfstream IV jet aircraft has a maximum cruise height of 45,000 ft and its top speed can reach Mach 0.77.
The aircraft type set 22 world records in its class in flying west around the world in 45 hr 25 min and In 1990, Gulfstream CEO Allen Paulson and a Gulfstream flight crew set 35 international records.
The jet has a range of 4,220 nautical miles (7,815 km), a Service ceiling of 45,000 ft (13,716 m) and can carry between 14 to 19 passengers.
It costs roughly $5,591 dollars per hour to run the plane so any trips overseas can quickly build up in price, not a problem however for Michael Jordan.10 – Oprah Winfrey – Orcas Island Home
Its Oprah again… another multi-million pound house, thought to have cost the star somewhere in the region of $8.27 million dollars and it can only be described as a very secluded compound.
Orcas Island, one of the four largest islands that comprise the San Juan Islands archipelago between Seattle and Vancouver is beautiful and postcard-ready.
The house sits on 3,000-feet of unspoiled, west-facing shoreline overlooking the island’s East Sound and has two waterfront parcels that together measure around 43 acres.
The home was built in 2007 with four bedrooms and three full and two half bathrooms with the stone-accented three-story main residence featuring a copper and slate roof.
There is a lounge area with stone-faced fireplace, a dining area and a colossal kitchen with skylights, huge center island and built-in pizza oven.
down on the lower level, there is an extensive home office complex along with a wine cellar and tasting room, while outside there is a 2,948-square-foot, 1980’s contemporary guesthouse containing four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
9 – Femi Otedola – Rolls Royce Phantom
Rolls Royce are the classic British car company responsible for the $600,000 Rolls Royce Phantom owned by Nigerian businessman, philanthropist, and chairman of Forte Oil, Femi Otedola.
For nearly 100 years, the Phantom has been a byword for luxury, exclusivity, and world-class engineering. naturally, he opted for the additional upgrades.
The Phantom is the pinnacle of the Rolls-Royce brand and is powered by a 563-horsepower, 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine paired with an eight-speed, satellite-aided, ZF automatic transmission.
The 5,900-pound car can reach to 62 mph in just 5.3 seconds and reach an electronically limited 155 mph and the car is the extended wheelbase edition with an extra 8 inches of room.
8 – Femi Otedola – Bombardier Challenger 605
Staying with Mr. Otedola and when he’s not traveling around in his custom Rolls Royce Phantom he is cruising the skies in his Bombardier Challenger 605 which costs an estimated $32.4 million dollars.
Believe it or not, it’s actually one of the cheaper planes if you consider the Gulfstream range and has a max top speed of 870 km/h.
The jet has a range of 7,400 km, is powered by 2 General Electric CF34 engines and has a total length of 21 meters.
It’s an impressive intercontinental business jet with outstanding mission flexibility, and provides corporate and government leaders with the widest cabin in its category
7 – Patrice Motsepe – BMW M760Li
The BMW M760Li is powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V12 engine developing 592bhp at 5500rpm is connected to BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system.
The M760Li x Drive V12 is capable of reaching 62mph in 3.9sec – 0.8sec faster than the current range-topping 750i M Sport before reaching a limited top speed of 155mph.
The engine is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission, which features M Performance-tuned software to provide “sportier” changes.
Upgrades to the already luxurious cabin include a new M Performance steering wheel, an illuminated V12 logo and M pedals
Visual changes over the standard 7 Series include bespoke 20-inch alloy wheels, a quad exhaust system and an M Performance body kit which includes subtly re-profiled bumpers front and rear. An optional rear spoiler is also available.
6 – Michael Jordan – Cadillac XLR
Manufactured and marketed by Cadillac from 2003–2009 across a single generation, this car is noted for its power retractable hardtop, Bulgari designed interior instruments, heads up display, adaptive suspension.
It’s powered by a 4.6 L Northstar V8 engine and has a 6-speed SL80 automatic transmission which can accelerate to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.6 seconds.
The car is timed at 11.3 seconds to 100 mph (161 km/h) and recorded 13.0 seconds for the second quarter mile at 110 mph (177 km/h). Its top speed was electronically limited to 155 mph (249 km/h).
5 – Mike Adenuga – Maybach 62s
Derived from the Benz Maybach concept car presented at the 1997 Tokyo Motor Show, the concept car was based on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan, as were the production models.
The Maybach 62 S appeared in November 2006 at the Auto China 2006 exhibit in Beijing and it features the same engine as the 57S, a twin-turbo V12 made by Mercedes-Benz AMG. However, the suspension remains untouched.
Wondering where else you have seen this car before? February 26th, 2019 saw North Korean’s chairman Kim Jong-un come to visit Vietnam, along with his much more advanced Maybach 62S.
4 – Isabel Dos Santos Lisbon Home
With an estimated price tag of around $31,500,000 dollars, this massive home has 8 bedrooms and 14 full bathrooms.
The interior covers 16,770 Square Feet and the exterior area are over 3.4 acres, and the main house is composed of seven suites, six of them with sea view, office and cinema room with the exquisite decor of a famous international stylist.
A glamorous garden, outdoor pool, indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath and gym, all feature a beautiful ocean view.
The cellar of the house, has an independent entrance, a bar area, and a wine tasting table.
In addition to the main house, the property has two complete apartments with bedrooms, living rooms and kitchen, both with private entrance and meant for employees and guests.
3 – Richelieu Dennis – Villa Lewaro
This self-made billionaire made his fortune in natural hair-care products catering primarily to African American women.
The 34-room, 20,000-square-foot mansion on North Broadway was built in 1918 and was purchased from Madam C.J. Walker in 2018.
In 1924 the villa hosted the Walker Beauty Cultures Convention and he plans to restore the estate to its original glory.
In 2017 his company, Sundial Brands, was acquired by Unilever for an estimated $1.6 billion dollars.
2 – Folorunsho Alakija – Bombardier Global Express XRS
Currently, the only Nigerian female billionaire to own a private jet, her Bombardier Global Express XRS is thought to have cost somewhere in the region of $42 Million Dollars.
The plane can carry 12 passengers, has 2 Rolls-Royce BR710A2-20 engines and is filled with technology for business travel.
It has a top speed of 564 miles per hour and for transcontinental flights, the Global Express XRS will transport passengers at 89% the speed of sound or 590 miles per hour.
1 – Oprah Winfrey – Michigan Avenue Duplex
Now on sale for 7.75 million Oprah’s condominium in Chicago’s Water Tower Place is situated on the home of the Chicago Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
At about $800 per square foot, the property at 180 E. Pearson Street is under square-foot rates at nearby prestige buildings like The Ritz Carlton Residences.
No images of the interior of the 9,625-square-foot property are available online, but a rendering of the floor plan has been found!
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