Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun?: How Reginald Lewis Created a Billion-Dollar Business Empire

Used book in Good Condition. At the time of his death in 1993, his personal fortune was estimated in excess of $400 million and his vast commercial empire spanned four continents. Despite the notoriety surrounding Lewis's financial coups, little has been written about the life of this remarkable man. Why should white guys have all the fun? is the inspiring story of Reginald Lewis: lawyer, Wall Street wizard, philanthropist — and the wealthiest black man in American history.

When six-year-old reginald lewis overheard his grandparents discussing employment discrimination against African Americans, he asked, “Why should white guys have all the fun?" This self-assured child would grow up to become the CEO of Beatrice International and one of the most successful entrepreneurs ever.

What emerges is a vivid portrait of a proud, fiercely determined individual with a razor-sharp tongue — and an intellect to match — who would settle for nothing less than excellence from himself and others. Based on lewis's unfinished autobiography, as well as scores of interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, the book cuts through the myth and media hype to reveal the man behind the legend.


Black Titan: A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire

Gaston died more than a century later with a fortune worth well over $130 million and a business empire spanning communications, real estate, and insurance. Morgan and Andrew Carnegie. He launched a business selling lunches to fellow miners, soon established a rudimentary bank—and from then on there was no stopping him.

The grandson of slaves, born into poverty in 1892 in the Deep South, A. But his legacy extended far beyond the monetary. Writing with grace and power, Jenkins and Hines bring their distinguished ancestor fully to life in the pages of this book. Gaston was, by any measure, a heroic figure whose wealth and influence bore comparison to J.

Combining rich family lore with a deep knowledge of American social and economic history, Carol Jenkins and Elizabeth Hines unfold Gaston’s success story against the backdrop of a century of crushing racial hatred and bigotry. Gaston not only survived the hardships of being black during the Depression, he flourished, and by the 1950s he was ruling a Birmingham-based business empire.

Black titan is the story of a man who created his own future—and in the process, blazed a future for all black businesspeople in America. From the Hardcover edition. He was a man who had proved it was possible to overcome staggering odds and make a place for himself as a leader, a captain of industry, and a far-sighted philanthropist.


The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires

It's no secret that these hard times have been even harder for the Black community. Jakes and tyrese gibson found their paths to wealth; what they did or didn't learn about money early on; what they had to sacrifice to get to the top; and the role of discipline in managing their success. A. D. Readers will learn about how business leaders, entrepreneurs, Spike Lee, and celebrities like Bob Johnson, L.

Dennis kimbro, observing how the weight of the continuing housing and credit crises disproportionately impacts the African-American community, takes a sharp look at a carefully cultivated group of individuals who've scaled the heights of success and how others can emulate them. Based on a seven year study of 1, 000 of the wealthiest African Americans, The Wealth Choice offers a trove of sound and surprising advice about climbing the economic ladder, even when the odds seem stacked against you.

Through these stories, which include men and women at every stage of life and in every industry, Dennis Kimbro shows readers how to:· Develop a wealth-generating mindset and habits· Commit to lifelong learning· Craft goals that match your passion· Make short-term sacrifices for long-term gain· Take calculated risks when opportunity presents itself Palgrave MacMillan.

Approximately 35 percent of african Americans had no measurable assets in 2009, and 24 percent of these same households had only a motor vehicle. Reid, herman Cain, T.

Keep Going No Matter What: The Reginald F. Lewis Legacy: 20 Years Later

She won over the business community by moving quickly to increase earnings and pay down debt. Lewis, won the operations of Beatrice International Foods in a $985 million leveraged buyout. Palgrave MacMillan. A well-regarded philanthropist, in 1998 Loida funded the People’s Alternative Livelihood Foundation of Sorsogon Inc.

The acquisition by lewis, at a cost of $985 million dollars, cast the normally publicity shy Lewis into the international spotlight and made the world his arena. In 1992, he was listed in Forbes Magazine as among the 400 wealthiest Americans. In 1995, she was on the cover of Working Woman magazine as the “Top Businesswoman in America.

After running the company, she completed the sale of TLC Beatrice, achieving a 35% internal rate of return on investment. In her hometown. A lawyer by profession, she was the first Filipino woman to pass the New York Bar without attending law school in the United States. Loida nicolas lewis served for ten years as general Attorney with the Immigration and Naturalization Service and co-authored the best-seller, How to Get a Green Card, now in its 10th edition.

The foundation has since helped lift 20, 000 families out of poverty. It was clear that we were hearing from a man who was going to make a difference in the world around him. Kenneth I.

Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice

Palgrave MacMillan. Use it to unlock the treasure you have always dreamed of--the treasure that at last is within your reach. An inspiring an powerful success guide. Essenceauthor and entrepreneur dennis kimbro combines bestseeling author napolean Hilll's law of success with his own vast knowledge of business, contemporary affairs, and the vibrant culture of Black America to teach you the secrets to success used by scores of black Americans, Jesse Jackson, including: Spike Lee, Dr.

. The result is inspiring, clearly written, practical, and totally workable. Selma burke, Oprah Winfrey, and many others.

Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires

One of ebony magazine's true read picks of 2018“by telling the little-known stories of six pioneering African American entrepreneurs, to business history, Black Fortunes makes a worthy contribution to black history, and to American history. Margot lee shetterly, from the jacksonian period to the roaring twenties—self-made entrepreneurs whose unknown success mirrored that of American business heroes such as Henry Ford, Author of the New York Times Bestseller Hidden FiguresThe astonishing untold history of America’s first black millionaires—former slaves who endured incredible challenges to amass and maintain their wealth for a century, John D.

. 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. Black fortunes is an intriguing look at these remarkable individuals, including Napoleon Bonaparte Drew—author Shomari Wills’ great-great-great-grandfather—the first black man in Powhatan County contemporary Richmond to own property in post-Civil War Virginia.

W. Gurley, who developed a piece of tulsa, Oklahoma, into a "town" for wealthy black professionals and craftsmen" that would become known as "the Black Wall Street. A fresh, titan, little-known chapter in the nation’s story—A blend of Hidden Figures, and The Tycoons—Black Fortunes illuminates the birth of the black business titan and the emergence of the black marketplace in America as never before.

Palgrave MacMillan. J walker, turnbo-malone’s employee who would earn the nickname America’s "first female black millionaire;"Mississippi school teacher O.

Reginald F. Lewis Before TLC Beatrice: The Young Man Before The Billion-Dollar Empire

With each entertaining, personal story, Lin Hart underscores the qualities that emerged during this period of Lewis's life, many of which would play a role in his future successes. Palgrave MacMillan. Throughout what is clear is Lewis's will to succeed, his supreme confidence, and his unrelenting pursuit to move beyond the ordinary to become extraordinary.

Lewis established himself as a respected titan of Wall Street. 2018 revised, re-edited edition: as the man behind the unprecedented 1987 leveraged buyout of Beatrice Foods, Reginald F. Used book in Good Condition. Yet the reality that lewis, without the advantages of inherited wealth or family connections, would amass a fortune placing him on the Forbes 400 list of America's wealthiest individuals is undeniable and serves to amplify the truly remarkable achievement of this pioneering businessman.

Lewis as an indisputable model for success. Lewis before tlc beatrice: the young man Before the Billion-Dollar Empire, sets out to explore and shed first-hand insight on these precise topics. His standing as the ceo of a billion dollar conglomerate while in his mid-forties surprised many, especially in light of his middle-class, African-American roots in Baltimore, Maryland.

What can be learned from the formative years that shaped and molded Reginald F. What prepared the young man who would become one of the world's most respected executives for this unimaginable rise to the top.

How to Succeed in Business Without Being White: Straight Talk on Making It in America

Palgrave MacMillan. Graves serves as their role model and mentor. Using his own story which includes careers in the military, real estate and public service as an assistant to Senator Robert F. African-americans are entering the business world in unprecedented numbers, and Earl G. Graves, the son of a west indian garment worker, one of the most influential and well-known executives in the world, became a multimillionaire entrepreneur, in this timely andimportant book shows how he, director of several of America's Fortune 500 corporations and a philanthropist.

From overcoming the challenges blacks confront in getting financing for new ventures to identifying the best dustries and jobs for black job-seekers and cultivating the behaviors needed to make it as an entrepreneur, How to Succeed in Business Without Being White clearly lights the path readers can take to overcome adversity and succeed intoday's largely white business environment.

Used book in Good Condition. Kennedy, and those of dozens of other black men and women who have made it in the business world as examples, Graves offers inspirational and down-to-earth advice to help readers take advantage of opportunities to achieve personal and professional success.

Black Labor, White Wealth : The Search for Power and Economic Justice

Dr. Used book in Good Condition. Anderson uses the anaylsis in this book to offer solutions to America's race problem. Used book in Good Condition. Palgrave MacMillan. Anderson's first book is a classic. It details how black people were socially engineered into the lowest level of a real life Monopoly game, which they are neither playing or winning.

Dr. It tracks slavery and Jim Crow public policies that used black labor to construct a superpower nation. Black labor is a comprehensive analysis of the issues of race.

Culture Vultures

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Palgrave MacMillan. Culture vultures is an inside look at the creative and business genius behind some of America's greatest talents and fashion lines. Through a series of candid interviews over the span of 10 years, the father, Kenyatta Griggs ask compelling and insightful questions that will help shed light on the music mogul, and the man better known as Dame Dash.


Prince of Darkness: The Untold Story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street's First Black Millionaire

The day after vanderbilt's death on january 4, in the context of his wall Street share transactions, 1877, "There was only one man who ever fought the Commodore to the end, an almost full-page obituary on the front of the National Republican acknowledged that, and that was Jeremiah Hamilton. What vanderbilt's obituary failed to mention, perhaps as contemporaries already knew it well, was that Hamilton was African American.

An important contribution to american history, from the unusual perspective of a black man, subjects that are usually seen as being quintessentially white, Hamilton's life offers a way into considering, totally segregated from the African American past. Hamilton, possessing a fortune of $2 million, was reportedly the richest colored man in the United States, although his origins were lowly, possibly slave, or in excess of two hundred and $50 million in today's currency.

. Palgrave MacMillan. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Winner of the 2015 society for historians of the Early American Republic Best Book PrizeIn the middle decades of the nineteenth century Jeremiah G. Cornelius vanderbilt, America's first tycoon, came to respect, grudgingly, his one-time opponent.

He wheeled and dealed in the lily white business world, he owned railroad stock on trains he was not legally allowed to ride, he married a white woman, he bought a mansion in rural New Jersey, and generally set his white contemporaries teeth on edge when he wasn't just plain outsmarting them.