The First Black billionaire

The First Black billionaire

Reginald F. Lewis (December 7, 1942 – January 19, 1993), was an American businessman, who was one of the most successful business leaders during the 1980s. He was the richest African-American man in the 1980s. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he grew up in a middle class neighborhood. He won a football scholarship to Virginia State College, graduating with a degree in economics in 1965. He graduated fromHarvard Law School in 1968 and was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi.

In 1992, Forbes listed Lewis among the 400 richest Americans, with a net worth estimated at $400 million. He also was the first African American to build a billion dollar company, Beatrice Foods.

 

Added on: September 19th, 2011

Category: CORPORATE, DOCS, ENTREPRENEURS, INTERVIEWS, MONEY, MONEY, MOTIVATION

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