Three African immigrants in a club of American millionaires

These three African immigrants have courage and resilience to guide them in building immense wealth. These two virtues are a sustenance dose for every African immigrant to the United States.

he United States is still a top choice for immigrants, and it has remained unchanged for decades, giving life to the wealthiest African immigrants in the United States. People who have never set foot on American soil firmly believe that they can have a better life in America. They are the proponents of the elusive but famous American dream.

An estimated 2.1 million Africans immigrated to the United States in 2017. East and West Africans made up two-thirds of all African immigrants in 2009, according to the Migration Policy Institute.

Another 2019 study from the Pew Research Center indicates that one in 10 black people in the United States is an immigrant. Additionally, 40% of African immigrants aged 25 or older have a bachelor’s degree or higher. It is with this knowledge that they shape the narrative of the American dream.

What is even more inspiring is that these African millionaires in the United States have humble beginnings and a lot of wisdom. Here they are, as respected by Further Africa:

Douglas Eze


Douglas Eze, who is worth several million dollars, is a Nigerian-born American entrepreneur. He founded Largo Financial Services in 2000 and is also a high-end insurance broker living in Washington DC.

It aims to help individuals and businesses get the financial foundation they need to succeed and prosper. Eze is among the top 20 insurance agents in the world. He is the author of two books, Creating Generational Wealth®: What the Super Wealthy Know That You Need To Know.

Why did he choose to be a financial consultant? He realized that most people don’t know how to accumulate wealth, resulting in a widening gap between rich and poor. He believes that anyone, regardless of their starting point, can improve their financial situation with the right information and a methodical approach. This is what makes Eze one of the richest African immigrants in the United States.

Dr Akindele Kolade


Dr. Akindele Kolade is originally from Nigeria but is based in Las Vegas. He is a physician specializing in psychiatry and a senior researcher at the Kolade Research Institute.

He is also CEO and President of Cal Psychiatry. Additionally, he is a serial entrepreneur with a restaurant and a pharmacy. Dr. Kolade specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry and addiction medicine. He also consults for five other major hospitals in the United States, thanks to his more than 20 years of experience.

His journey to the United States began by settling in Czechoslovakia and then immigrating to the United States. He says Voice of America he was never an A student and barely got a C in his psychiatry unit at first. But, he learned from his shortcomings, which explains why he dines at the American Millionaires’ Club among America’s wealthiest African immigrants.

As much as wealth creation matters, his family is something he treasures. He grew up without his biological father after his mother divorced him when he was still a young boy. He was raised by his grandmother and his father’s zeal for education took him to Europe and later to Nigeria as a doctor after studying in Czechoslovakia.

Adissa Barry


In 2021, Kiplinger.com published an article indicating that the state of Maryland had the second highest number of millionaires in 2020, among them Adissa Barry, the founder of an electrical construction company Tei Electrical Solutions.

She immigrated to America over 30 years ago from Burkina Faso. She pursued studies in accounting and an opportunity presented itself in the construction sector. She eventually switched to construction accounting and learned the basics of electrical construction to get certified.

His company has an annual turnover of 25 million dollars. Adissa knew all too well that most Americans view buying a home as the first step to building wealth. She took the risk and ventured out of her domineering bookkeeping skills and has no regrets more than a decade later.

Additionally, she is a serial real estate investor with multi-million dollar investments in the industry. To be a woman and among the wealthiest African immigrants in the United States is inspiring. Adissa, now in her fifties, is the mother of two children, an interior decorator daughter and a computer scientist son. He works at one of the top five tech companies in Silicon Valley.

These three African immigrants have courage and resilience to guide them in building immense wealth. These two virtues are a sustenance dose for every African immigrant to the United States.

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