Name: Robert Smith

Net Worth: $2.5 Billion

Industry: Private Equity

From: Colorado

Robert Smith is one of three African American Billionaires. Oprah & Michael Jordan are the other two. Dr. Dre is close & Diddy is closer, but both are roughly $250 million away from being billionaires. Bob Johnson was a billionaire after he sold BET to Viacom, but he split half with his wife after they divorced and he made a few bad investments along the way that put him under the $1 Billion. Unlike the others, Robert Smith is the only one who didn’t acquire his wealth in the entertainment/athletics space. He’s a hardcore businessman and he acquired his wealth as the owner of a private equity company. Simply put, a private equity company is a company that buys and invests in other companies. Hear his story as he speaks about wealth attainment to a group of African American businessmen and women. Please share this article if you think it’s worthy!

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Ingénieur en informatique et Entrepreneur, Boubacar est le fondateur d’AfrikaTech, un média qui fait la promotion de l’entrepreneuriat et l’innovation technologique en Afrique et dans la diaspora. En publiant quotidiennement des articles sur l’actualité entrepreneuriale et technologique, l’ambition est d’inspirer et fédérer les entrepreneurs, investisseurs, mentors et incubateurs. Les membres du réseau AfrikaTech peuvent demander de l'aide à la communauté (plus de 22 000 membres) sur tout type de problème rencontré : je souhaite m’implanter en Côte d’Ivoire et cherche des partenaires sur le terrain; je souhaite faire une étude de marché sur le mobile Money au Kenya, je recherche un mentor au Maroc etc. Ceux qui souhaitent investir en Afrique peuvent accéder aux informations clés : marché, startups, investisseurs, incubateurs etc. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/boubacardiallo

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