OFFICIAL BLOOMBERG LIST: Top 10 Richest People in US Virgin Islands & Their Net Worth, As At June 2019
The United States Virgin Islands (USVI; also called the American Virgin Islands), officially the Virgin Islands of the United States, is a group of islands in the Caribbean and an unincorporated and organized territory of the United States. The islands are geographically part of the Virgin Islands archipelago and are located in the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles.
The U.S. Virgin Islands consists of the main islands of Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas, and many other surrounding minor islands. The total land area of the territory is 133.73 square miles (346.36 km2)The territory’s capital is Charlotte Amalie on the island of St. Thomas.
The monthly Forbes Ranking is here once again and this time it features the Top 10 Richest People in the U.S Virgin Islands as at June 2019
10.Samuel Baptiste – $10M
Samuel Baptiste is a United States Virgin Islands politician and businessman. He was most recently a Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands in 2010 as the running mate of Senator Adlah Donastorg.
Samuel Baptiste was born on Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, on December 19, 1963. His mother, Elaine Baptiste was from Willikies, Antigua, while his father, Lennard Baptiste, was originally from the town of Castle Bruce, Dominica. He was raised in Frederiksted, where he attended Claude O. Markoe Elementary School and Arthur Richards Junior High School. Baptiste graduated from high school in Florida.
Baptiste enlisted in the U.S. Army following his graduation from high school. He remained a member of the Army for thirteen years. He was based with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Baptiste was honorably discharged in March 1997.
9. Raja Bell – $12M
Raja Bell (born September 19, 1976) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Philadelphia 76ers, Dallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns, Charlotte Bobcats, and Golden State Warriors. He is the Director of Player Administration for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was twice named to the NBA All-Defensive Team in his career.
Bell was born on Saint Croix, in the U.S. Virgin Islands and grew up in the greater Miami, Florida area, attending Ponce de Leon Junior High School, Gulliver Academy and Miami Killian Senior High School. He began his college career at Boston University, where he was America East Conference (then called North Atlantic Conference) Freshman of the Year. But after a sophomore year slump and difficulties with head coach Dennis Wolff, he transferred to Florida International University (FIU) in Miami.
As a Senior, he led the FIU Golden Panthers to a Sun Belt Conference tournament title, and a bid in the NCAA tournament. Bell went undrafted out of college in the 1999 NBA draft.