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  NOTABLE BLACK PEOPLE ALIVE TODAY
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Abdulsamad Rabiu
Founder of BUA Group, a Nigerian conglomerate with interests in sugar refining, cement production, real estate and more.
Alia Atkinson
World-class Jamaican breaststroke swimmer. Ties 110m breaststroke record.
Aliko Dangote
Nigerian businessman, owner of The Dangote Group
Richest Black person 2017,   (BILLIONAIRE)
Senator
Anne Cools
First Black person appointed to Canada's Upper House
Barack Obama
44th. President of the United States of America
Berry Gordy Jr.
Founder of Motown
Dr. Ben Carson
Retired Brain surgeon, US Republican Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Bill Cosby
Actor, comedian, television producer, and activist.
Sir Bill Morris
Baron Morris of Handsworth. Retired general secretary of Britain's Transport and General Workers' Union and the first black leader of a British trade union.
Clarence Thomas
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, USA
Clive Campbell
"Kool Herc", the pioneer of Hip-Hop
Colin Powell
Retired General and retired United States of America's Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice
Former United States of America's Secretary of State
Dr. Dorothy Wills
(born 1933)
Canada's first Black female faculty Dean
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Debi Thomas
1986 Black figure skating world champion and  Olympic medal winner. Orthopedic Surgeon.
Debra Lee
Chairman and CEO, BET Television. Harvard educated Lawyer
Donovon Bailey
First Canadian to win an Olympic gold medal in the 100 metre sprint
Eddie Murphy
Actor, director, producer, comedian and singer. Academy Award winner. One of the three highest grossing actors.
Ellen Johnson Sirlief
President of Liberia (Africa's first female president) and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Femi Otedola
Controlling shareholder of Forte Oil,  one of West Africa’s largest downstream oil companies.
Floyd Mayweather
Highest paid athlete in the world in 2014 as per Forbes. Undefeated US boxer. WBC welterweight champion.
Folorunsho Alakija
Nigerian founder of Famfa Oil, a Nigerian company that owns a substantial participating interest in OML 127, a lucrative oil block on the Agbami deep water oilfield in Nigeria. 8th. richest Black person 2017
(BILLIONAIRE)
Gregory Charles
Trinidadian-Canadian Radio Host, Television Host, classic Singer, Pianist, dancer, Actor

Halle Berry
American actress and former fashion model. The only Black woman to win an Oscar for a leading role. One of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood.
Hank Aaron
Major League Baseball record holder, most home runs in a career
Harry Belafonte American musician, actor and social activist. One of the most successful Jamaican musicians in history
Isabel dos Santos
The richest woman in Africa, fourth richest Black person 2016.
(BILLIONAIRE)
Jarome Iginla
Canadian Hockey player.
Six time NHL All-star. Flames' all-time leader in goals, points, and games played.
Jay-Z ($520 million)
American rapper and entrepreneur. The 2014 second richest person in the Hip-Hop entertainment business after P. Diddy
Jean Augustine
First Black woman in Canada's House of Commons
Jerry Rice
The greatest wide receiver in NFL history and among the greatest NFL players overall. Retired.
Juanita Westmoreland Traoré
First Quebec Black Judge and first Black Dean of a Law School
Ken Chenault
 Chairman & CEO  
American Express
Kofi Annan
Seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations
LeBron James
NBA's 4-time MVP. Second highest paid athlete in 2017 with $86.2  Million
Lewis Carl Hamilton, MBE
Formula 1 Mercedes racing driver.  3-time Formula One World Champion.
Louis Farrakhan
Head of the Nation of Islam
Dr. Mae Jemison
First Black female astronaut in space
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Magic Johnson
Earvin "Magic" Johnson, ex-basketball star & CEO, Magic Johnson Enterprises
Marlene Jennings
First Black woman from Quebec to be elected to Parliament with the Liberal Party of Canada.
Mary Ann Veronica Chambers
Former Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament and cabinet minister with the Liberal Party of Canada.

The Right Honorable Michaëlle Jean
Former Governor General of Canada
Michael Jordan
Three times retired basketball star and entrepreneur. One of the most marketed sports figures in history with Nike "Air Jordan" sneakers.
9th. richest Black person 2017
(BILLIONAIRE)
Michael Lee-Chin
Jamaican founder and Chairman of Portland Holdings Inc.; Executive Chairman of AIC Limited and of the National Commercial Bank of Jamaica.
Michelle Obama, US First Lady
Forbes' 2011 8th. most powerful woman, reportedly more popular in the USA than her husband President Barack Obama.
Mike Adenuga
Nigerian owner of telecom's carrier Globacom.
3rd.  richest Black person 2017
(BILLIONAIRE)
Misty Copeland
Currently the world's best Black ballet dancer and prodigy who started ballet at 13


Sheikh Mohammed Aboud Al Amoudi
Saudi Arabian / Ethiopian business magnate,
2nd.  richest Black person 2017
(BILLIONAIRE)
Dr. Mohamed "Mo" Ibrahim
British mobile communications entrepreneur.
10th. richest Black person 2017
(BILLIONAIRE)

Neil Degrasse Tieson Astrophysicist
Oprah Winfrey
Entertainment Executive, 5th. richest Black person 2017
(BILLIONAIRE)
Patrice Motsepe
South Africa's first Black Billionaire.
7th. richest Black person 2017
(BILLIONAIRE)
Dr. Patricia Bath
First Black woman doctor to receive a patent for a medical invention (laser eye surgery & cataract lens removal
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P. Diddy ($820 million)
Sean John Combs, the 2014 & 2015 Forbes richest person in the hip-hop entertainment business.
Pelé
The greatest soccer player of all time
PK Subban
(born May 13, 1989)
Pernell Karl "P. K." Subban[1]  is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL).
P.K. Subban won a gold medal with Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Quincy Jones
American music impresario, conductor, record producer, musical arranger, film composer and trumpeter.
Richard Parsons
Former Chairman of Citigroup, former Chairman & CEO of Time Warner
Robert Johnson
Founder, Black Entertainment Television.
First Black American billionaire.
Robert F. Smith
American investor. CEO of Vista Equity Partners, an investment firm with over $14 billion in assets. 6th. richest black person 2016.
(BILLIONAIRE)
Rosalind Brewer
First African-American female Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Starbucks from Oct. 2, 2017
Russell Simmons
Owner of Def Jam and Phat Farm. One of the richest Hip-Hop executives.
Serena Williams
One of the greatest women's Tennis Players
Sir Sidney Poitier
Academy Award-winning Bahamian actor, film director, and activist Ambassador of The Bahamas to Japan.
Shani Davis
Speedskater, First Black athlete to win a gold medal at the winter Olympics
Shonda Rhimes
American screenwriter of TV series Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and more.
Simone Biles
American three-time Artistic Gymanstics World Champion (2013 to 2015)
Bishop T.D. Jakes
American Televangelist, chief pastor of The Potter's House, a non-denominational megachurch in Dallas, Texas
Tiger Woods
Eldrick "Tiger" Woods,
one of the most successful Golfers of all time
Tyler Perry
Actor, director, playwright, screenwriter, producer, author and songwriter. 2011 highest paid entertainer.
Tyra Banks
American author, actress, and television personality. Former model.
Ursula Burns
Xerox Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Forbes' 22nd. most powerful woman in 2014.
Usain Bolt, OJ, CD
Retired Jamaican World Record Holder for the 100 meters (9.58 sec.) and the 200 (19.19 sec.). He is the highest paid athlete ever in track and field.
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Vivian Bardot
Former Member of Parliament  and Vice-President of the Bloc Québécois.
Will Smith
Double Academy Award winner. In the top 5 highest grossing actors of all time
Willie O'ree
First Black player in the National Hockey League, born in New Brunswick
Yolande James
Quebec's first black female Member of the National Assembly (ex) and the first black cabinet minister in Quebec history.
Yvonne Atwell
In 1998, Yvonne was the first African-Nova Scotian woman elected as a member of the Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly
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(This is a non-static list  compiled by BlackMontreal.com and it is not comprehensive)

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