Who are the most influential black people in Britain?

Stormzy and the Duchess of Sussex have been named among the most influential black people in Britain.

Topping the list of the 100 most powerful people of African, African-Caribbean and African-American heritage is Ismail Ahmed, founder of the money transfer firm WorldRemit.

Image: Ismail Ahmed set up WorldRemit in 2010

Others on the Powerlist 2020 include England footballer Raheem Sterling, who has become a strong voice in tackling racism.

It is designed to celebrate those at the top of a wide range of industries including business, science, technology and the arts.

PODGORICA, MONTENEGRO - MARCH 25:  Raheem Sterling of England celebrates after scoring his team's fifth goal during the 2020 UEFA European Championships Group A qualifying match between Montenegro and England at Podgorica City Stadium on March 25, 2019 in Podgorica, Montenegro. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Image: Raheem Sterling has taken a strong stand against racism

Ismail Ahmed set up WorldRemit in 2010. It is designed to help migrants send money back home to their families and friends and has around four million users transfering money to 150 countries.


Ahmed left the autonomous region of Somaliland in Somalia in 1988 at the start of the civil war in order to study in London.

As a student he picked strawberries to fund his education and sent some of the money back to relatives who were living in a refugee camp.

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