Black Fortunes: the story of the first six African Americans who escaped slavery and became millionaires

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The astonishing untold history of Americas first black millionairesformer slaves who endured incredible challenges to amass and maintain their wealth for a century, from the Jacksonian period to the Roaring Twentiesself-made entrepreneurs whose unknown success mirrored that of American business heroes such as Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and Thomas Edison. While Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Michael Jordan, and Will Smith are among the estimated 35,000 black millionaires in the nation today, these famous celebrities were not the first blacks to reach the storied one percent. Between the years of 1830 and 1927, as the last generation of blacks born into slavery was reaching maturity, a small group of smart, tenacious, and daring men and women broke new ground to attain the highest levels of financial success.
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subject_facetAfrican American businesspeople -- Biography
African American businesspeople -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Electronic books
Success in business -- United States
Success in business -- United States -- Case studies
title_displayBlack Fortunes : the story of the first six African Americans who escaped slavery and became millionaires
title_fullBlack Fortunes : the story of the first six African Americans who escaped slavery and became millionaires / Shomari Wills
Black Fortunes The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires
Black fortunes : the story of the first six African Americans who escaped slavery and became millionaires [electronic resource] / Shomari Wills
title_shortBlack Fortunes
title_subthe story of the first six African Americans who escaped slavery and became millionaires
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African American businesspeople
Electronic books
History
Nonfiction
Sociology
Success in business