Life is anything but ordinary when your mum and dad are some of the richest people in the world.
We already met the world’s richest black billionaires, so it is time to take a look at their kids.
Being born into a billionaire family can certainly make life interesting. Many of these kids followed in their parent’s footsteps, whether that meant playing basketball or running an oil company.
Despite growing up in undeniable privilege, many of the kids of billionaires have made an impact in their own right.
Keep scrolling to meet the children of the world’s richest black billionaires.
Michael Jordan is perhaps the greatest basketball player of all time, but also one of the richest African Americans on the planet with a net worth of $US1.65 billion.
His son, Marcus Jordan, played basketball at the University of Central Florida from 2009 to 2012 where he scored an average of 12.3 points per game.
Like his father, Marcus also got into business after his playing days. He opened a boutique sneaker shop in Disney World called Trophy Room.
“The first thing that came to mind was the trophy room in our house growing up and how that was a spot that everyone wanted to hang out in,” Marcus said about the inspiration for his store.
Jeffery Michael Jordan is the eldest child of the NBA Hall of Famer. He played college ball at the University of Illinois and with his brother at the University of Central Florida.
Jeff is also involved with sneakers; he lives in Oregon, works at Nike, and recently got engaged.
At 24 years old, Jasmine Jordan is a brand representative and influencer for Nike’s Air Jordan line in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jordan owns the Charlotte Hornets, the team Jasmine worked for last season.
Source: Sports Illustrated
In 2014, Jordan became father to a twin boy and girl, his fourth and fifth children.
Self-made billionaire, 71 year-old Mohammed Ibrahim, was born in Sudan and the father of two now lives in the UK.
He became a billionaire after selling his telecommunications company and now spends much of his time focusing on improving the lives of African citizens through the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. His net worth is over $US1.1 billion.
Mohammed’s daughter is Hadeel Ibrahim, who became executive director of her father’s foundation at 22 years old.
She is on the United Nations Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Funding and sits on the board for many organisations including the Clinton Foundation.
Hadeel is also the co-chair of the Africa Center in New York that promotes collaboration between Africa and the US.
Hadeel and her father were awarded the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award to acknowledge their philanthropic achievements.
Mohammed’s son Hosh is a former actor. He once won a bid for 5,000 pounds (about $US7,000) to kiss actress Kate Moss, with proceeds going to charity. After he finished his acting career, Hosh went into the real estate business and founded Planet Developments.
Like his father and sister, Hosh has brought his experience into the world of philanthropy by supporting filmmaking and other African causes.
Source: Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Folorunso Alakija, vice chair of Nigerian oil company Famfa Oil, got her start in business as the founder of an elite Nigerian fashion label. The 66 year-old self-made billionaire is worth $US1.7 billion, lives in Lagos, Nigeria, and has four sons.
One of Folorunsho’s sons is Folarin, who married an Iranian model in a $US7 million wedding. Madonna and Oprah attended the wedding, held at an English castle where Winston Churchill grew up.
Not to be outdone, Folarin’s older brother Ladi was married in an equally extravagant wedding. The two-part affair happened in Lagos, Nigeria, and London. Ladi and his wife now have a child.
Forlain and Ladi are joined by two more brothers. Rotimi is the executive director of Famfa and Dele mostly stays out of the spotlight.
Another Nigerian — Mike Adenuga — is chairman of telecommunications company Globacom, which has 36 million subscribers, as well as the majority owner of Lagos-based oil company Conoil. In total, Mike Adenuga has eight children with several different women and a net worth of $US5.4 billion.
Adetutu Oyindamola Emilia is the oldest child of the Nigerian oil tycoon. Like all of his children, her personal life is kept mostly private, but the former Conoil board member had a luxury wedding last year and lives with her husband in Atlanta, Georgia.
Sources: Instagram, Information Nigeria
Eniola Adenuga is Mike’s eldest son and executive director of Conoil. Eniola has been engaged in a contentious custody battle with his child’s mother.
Sources: Daily Post
Tunde “Paddy” Abolade is a group executive director at Adenuga’s Globacom business and came close to purchasing Chevron’s Netherlands business by himself.
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Billionaire Son , Paddy Adenuga remembers late lover…writes emotional message " precious Reem, you would have been 25 today. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you and all the good times we had together. There are many nights were I simply can not believe that you are gone. I remember your laugh, your smile, and just how beautiful a person you genuinely were. Thank you for believing in me – for all your love and support. Our time together was far from perfect and at times felt like a rollercoaster… but it was special and I have so many great, intimate memories. I can only sit back and wonder now | you would have been a great wife and a great mother. I know wherever you are, you are watching down on me. I hope you are proud of me and how hard I am trying to honour your name. We all miss you dearly Reem… I miss you ???????? #restinpeace #onceuponareem #PaddyAdenuga#CelebrityKids #MikeAdenuga#NBBcelebrities #NeeCeeBossladyBlog #NBB
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Aliko Dangote is the richest black billionaires on the planet with a fortune of $US14.5 billion. The Nigerian has been married four times and has 15 children, including an adopted son — Abdulrahman Fasasi. Little is known about Dangote’s offspring.
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