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Forbes Wealthiest Black Americans: All About Oprah

Media moguls Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post and wealthiest black American according to Forbes Magazine, Oprah Winfrey.Shock, shock! It's full of media moguls, athletes and entertainers! (And some investors and real estate folks). Here's the top 10.

1. Oprah Winfrey, (Queen of all media): $2.7 billion
2. Tiger Woods, (athlete): $600 million
3. Robert Johnson, (BET founder): $550 million
4. Michael Jordan, (athlete): $525 million
5. Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Jr., (athlete): $500 million
6. William Henry Cosby, Jr., (entertainer, author): $450 million
7. Sheila Johnson, (ex-wife of Robert Johnson): $400 million
8. R. Donahue Peebles, (real estate): $350 million
9. Berry Gordy, (Motown founder): $325 million
10. Quintin Primo, III, (real estate): $300 million

Also on the list: Kobe Bryant ($140 million) and Shaquille O'Neal ($130 million), Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter ($150 million) and several investors/real estate/restaurateurs I've never heard of, but damn, they are rollin' in it.

Naturally, with the exception of maybe Oprah, most of the individuals on this list wouldn't register as loudly on the overall Forbes 400 list. She remains the sole black billionaire (and billioniaress) on the list with Johnson divorced from his wife Sheila and half of his former billion. Also, the heirs of Johnson Publications, the folks behind Ebony/Jet, fell off the list this year due to woes in the publication industry. This explains why the folks at Ebony were trying to get my parents to re-up for a subscription for only $12.


Conspiracy or the Obvious: Fewer Black Pundits On the TeeVee

The Missing Pundits from Danielle Belton on Vimeo.

While at Harvard's Black Policy Conference I got to chat with Democratic strategist and hot guy Jamal Simmons and asked him if he was still under contract with CNN. He informed me he never was. Then I asked him how he was spending his days and he said he was running his own business and initiatives. Yet very few calls were coming from CNN.

I couldn't remember the last time I saw Jamal's handsome baldy up on the CNN. Then I started thinking, "Hey? Where's Amy Holmes? It's been a while since she enraged me and made me still want to be her friend and braid her hair?" And then I began to wonder where all my favorite black pundits were. Was there a pundit purge when I wasn't looking?

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Google Stalking TJ Holmes: And Now It's Official :(

Get yer hankies, stans!


Why Sweet Baby Jesus, why? (Source: All Things CNN)

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