Half of Richest African-Americans Linked to Sport

A recent FORBES ranking shows that despite the real and perceived advances in the last generation, 10 of the 20 wealthiest African-Americans have a strong relationship to sports, either as a player or an owner.  Oprah Winfrey, as expected, leads the list by a long shot, garnering $2.7 billion through shrewd investment and media moguling.

David Lettermam Oprah Winfrey Super Bowl

(”I could buy and sell you with my Dr. Phil profits alone”)

However, Tiger Woods follows at $600 million and growing.  From there, Robert Johnson (Charlotte Bobcats owner) and Michael Jordan (Bobcats president) lead a procession that implies the best way to become a wealthy black man is still to hit the gym or own one.

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We Bet She Could Beat Anna Kournikova, Too

A fantastic story was unearthed via the ARIZONA REPUBLIC, which features the hottest new member of the Grand Canyon University tennis team: 60-year-old Sheila Johnson. (Photo from TENNIS WEEK).

Sheila Johnson

Per the REPUBLIC:

“The Antelopes’ newest addition became eligible for AARP 10 years ago, was born during the Truman era and understands the Pythagorean theorem - but not text-messaging. Read more…