African American Millionaires (Black Stars)

 
9781119133216: African American Millionaires (Black Stars)

Meet the black Achievers who attained the American Dream-from the early years to modern times

"This wonderful book should be required reading for young people, who will learn how some of the nation's most successful Black men and women became role models."
-Joyce Ladner, Ph.D.

Robert Sengstacke Abbott
Tyra Banks
Matel "Mat" Dawson Jr.
Joe L. Dudley Sr.
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds
S. B. Fuller
Arthur George Gaston
Earl G. Graves
Earvin "Magic" Johnson
John H. Johnson
Robert L. Johnson
Quincy Jones
Shelton "Spike" Jackson Lee
William Alexander Leidesdorff
Abraham Lincoln Lewis
Reginald Francis Lewis
Annie Turnbo Malone
Bridget "Biddy" Mason
Anthony Overton
Mary Ellen Pleasant
Russell Simmons
Madame C. J. Walker
Oprah Gail Winfrey
Eldrick "Tiger" Woods
Crispus Attucks Wright

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"Dr. Sullivan has written a powerful book that can serve to inspire and challenge all youth and adults to rise above their circumstances. African American Millionaires is a must have for every home library." --William E. Wilson, Executive Director Jos-Arz Academy, Washington, DC

"I would recommend African American Millionaires for all to read, especially students in our school systems." --Johnny L. DuPree, Mayor City of Hattiesburg

"This wonderful book should be required reading for young people who will learn how some of the nation's most successful Black men and women became role models." --Joyce Ladner, Ph.D.

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"Dr. Sullivan has written a powerful book that can serve to inspire and challenge all youth and adults to rise above their circumstances. African American Millionaires is a must-have for every home library." -William E. Wilson, Executive Director, Jos-Arz Academy, Washington, D.C.

"I would recommend African American Millionaires for all to read, especially students in our school systems." -Johnny L. DuPree, Mayor, City of Hattiesburg, Mississippi

In every era, determined African American achievers have proven that it's possible for African Americans to attain the American Dream, even in the face of prejudice and personal setbacks. Today, there are many African American millionaires, ranging from corporate executives to sports stars to celebrities. And when it comes to sharing their wealth and giving back to the community, these individuals have always stepped up and made a difference. This book brings their stories to life.

The minibiographies in this inspiring book capture the struggles and triumphs of twenty-five of the country's most notable African American millionaires, including Quincy Jones, Oprah Winfrey, Spike Lee, Russell Simmons, Tyra Banks, and Tiger Woods. You'll get the lowdown on these celebrities as well as some other millionaires you may not have heard of, including: William Alexander Leidesdorff, a founding father of the state of California who built San Francisco's first shipping warehouse and first hotel Mary Ellen Pleasant, a well-known San Francisco businesswoman who was also a prominent abolitionist Madame C. J. Walker, a dynamic entrepreneur whose hair care products earned her a fortune Matel "Mat" Dawson Jr., a worker at a Ford assembly plant who saved enough money to donate over $1 million to colleges and scholarship funds Robert L. Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) and one of the four hundred wealthiest people in America according to Forbes magazine

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