There are 607 billionaires in the United States, and only 5 of them are black

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Business Insider—Only five of the United States' 607 billionaires are African American, Forbes' Billionaires List shows. All five of the billionaires on this list are self-made, although their sources of wealth range from finance to technology to entertainment. The lack of diversity in the three-comma club highlights the growing wealth gap between black and white Americans. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's not easy for anyone to become a billionaire in America, but it's likely even...

Robert F. Smith on becoming the richest black man in America, what companies get wrong about diversity, and what he's doing to help mint more black billionaires. Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Robert F. Smith was among the first African Americans to run a private equity fund, he told Business Insider. The billionaire businessman pushes diversity initiatives at every software company he invests in, and says it helps them create better products. Smith made headlines in May after announcing that he would pay off the student loans of a Georgia-based, historically black college's graduating class. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...