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Michael Jordan Attends The Grand Opening Of The Third Medical Clinic In His NC Hometown After Donating $10M Toward It

A new health clinic has opened in Michael Jordan’s hometown of Wilmington, NC, following a generous donation by the NBA legend. As AFROTECH™ previously reported, Jordan had donated $10 million in 2022 to support the development of medical clinics to the regional healthcare system Novant Health, which will offer its services to both uninsured or underinsured residents of New Hanover County in North Carolina. Prior to May 8, 2024, two clinics had been opened to families in town, with two others in Charlotte, NC. Speaking on its impact, residents who have “never had a primary care provider before” have “praised the clinic teams for helping restore health and a sense of hope,” according to a press release, People reports. Now, the clinic will be extending its impact in light of a third Wilmington clinic, which includes 12 patient rooms. The Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic has opened on Greenfield Street with the goal of bringing “much-needed comprehensive primary care...

Samantha Dorisca

May 9, 2024

Who Is the Richest Woman in the World?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be the richest person in the world? You could use your money for good, go on endless shopping sprees, fly private jets, or splurge on ridiculously expensive finds. Sometimes people fall down the Google rabbit hole looking to find out who’s the wealthiest person in the world. In particular, you might even wonder who are the richest women in the world. This is a list for billionaires — those people with so much money it’s actually a little hard for the average person to conceptualize. From business tycoons to legacy silver spoon progeny, here’s a list of the eight richest women in the world. You might be surprised to find that more than half the list is composed of Americans. 1. Francoise Bettencourt Meyers ($90.1B): A Business Built on Beauty If you’ve ever walked down a drugstore beauty aisle, you’re very familiar with Francoise Bettencourt Meyers’ company. She’s the granddaughter of the founder of L’Oreal. Yes, that L’Oreal of beauty...

Forbes Deemed These Black Billionaires As 'Too Poor' To Make Its 2022 Forbes 400 List

In many cases, capitalism is a social construct that has caused irreversible damage to society. From the decentralization of humanity to the allure that more money somehow means greater ease in life. The notion has conditioned people to prioritize wealth at any cost. But Bad Boy warned us about some of the heartaches that come with earning a lot of money in their 1997 hit “Mo Money Mo Problems.” Due to the capitalist society, especially in America, many people who do possess a certain amount of privilege are not ranked among the top earners. Furthermore, those who face systemic barriers and societal woes sometimes find themselves at the bottom of the wealth totem pole — labeling them poor. The United States Census Bureau is the agency responsible for measuring and determining poverty. According to the agency’s website, “the official poverty definition uses money income before taxes and does not include capital gains or noncash benefits (such as public housing, Medicaid, and food...

Josh Rodgers

Oct 5, 2022

Forbes Released Its List Of The 'Top Richest Women In The World 2022' — And, Unfortunately, None Are Black

Forbes has released its list of the 10 richest women in the world, and none of the women on the list are Black. Certainly, much ado has been made about Black women who are billionaires — and who can forget the fanfare surrounding Rihanna’s premiere on the Forbes Billionaire List thanks to the success of her Savage x Fenty brand? But that’s nothing compared to the trillions of dollars earned by the richest women in the world who did make the Forbes list. For example, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers (who is No. 1 on the list) is worth more than $74 billion, while runner-up Alice Walton (of Walmart fame) is worth more than $65 billion. Additionally, while many Black women millionaires (and billionaires) are self-made, many of the richest women in the world either come from generational wealth or had their wealth handed to them. For example, Miriam Adelson (No. 7) inherited her $27.5 billion net worth when her casino magnate husband, Sheldon, passed away. Susanne Klatten (No. 8) inherited...

South African Billionaire Patrice Motsepe Drops Over $5M On A Luxury Wine Farm

Patrice Motsepe has just added more to his $3.1 billion net worth. According to Business Insider, South Africa’s richest Black man — and one of the world’s Black billionaires — has just purchased a wine farm. The outlet reports that the luxury wine farm is called Hidden Valley, and it’s located in Stellenbosch and Somerset, South Africa. “The sale, which was recently announced, includes the purchase of a 28-hectare farm listed for sale at R160 million but was acquired for between R100 million ($5.5 million) and R120 million ($7.9 million) in cash,” confirms Business Insider. “The mining tycoon reportedly paid more for the property than former owner Riaan Stassen did in 2015 when the property was first purchased.” While it’s unclear why Patrice Motsepe decided to purchase this vineyard, what’s clear is that experts believe it will encourage tourism in the area. “This will be good in terms of advertising the brand and making it more attractive to other markets,” Wines of South Africa...

Meet The Black Women Married To The World's Billionaires Of 2021

Did you know that there are Black billionaire wives? That’s right: these Black women are married to some of the richest men in the world. Interestingly, too, these Black women aren’t just married to Black billionaires — some are married to white ones. While many of the Black Billionaires in the United States are self-made, the story changes when the Black billionaire 2021 list is expanded to a global scale. Of the world’s Black billionaires, the ones based in Africa and Europe have access to resources — money, raw materials, labor — that their American counterparts do not have. In May 2021, Forbes released its list of billionaires all over the world. And while it was impressive to see more than 2,700 men and women on the list — a jump of 660 from the previous year — only a small handful (less than 1 percent) of the billionaires on the list are Black. But what about their partners? Black billionaire wives are an elite group of Black women that are worthy of respect all on their own....

Here Are The World's Black Billionaires In 2021

From media and entertainment to private equity and investments, Black billionaires are proof that despite the odds we can achieve true financial freedom. This year, Forbes released its 2021 Billionaires list with a record-breaking number of 2,755 billionaires making the cut — a jump of 660 from its list published one year ago. Even across age, geographic locations, industries and race, today’s incredible Black businessmen and women are still showing that it’s possible to overcome obstacles and join one of the most esteemed populations in the world. Of the many billionaires on the list, here are the world’s Black billionaires in 2021 who represent amongst the richest group worldwide. Jay-Z – $1.4 Billion Jay-Z broke the glass ceiling for Hip Hop as the culture’s first billionaire, but his fortune continues to grow on account of his many business endeavors. As AfroTech previously reported, much of his wealth stems from sales from Roc Nation, Armand de Brignac, his D’Usse cognac, music...

Njera Perkins

May 13, 2021