Thomas A. Moorehead has made automotive history. He’s the first African-American to own an ultra-luxury Rolls-Royce dealership in America. “This is a very good market,” Moorehead said. “This is the richest market in America, and we’veThomas A. Moorehead has made automotive history. He’s the first African-American to own an ultra-luxury Rolls-Royce dealership in America. “This is a very good market,” Moorehead said. “This is the richest market in America, and we’ve done very well. We cover Maryla
Robert L. Johnson : Net Worth $580 Million. Source of wealth : As a media magnate executive he was the founder of Black Entertainment Television BET. Robert Johnson became the first African American Billionaire after selling BET to Viacom for a reported $3 Billion dollars. As an Entrepreneur he is also the founder and CEO of RLJ Companies which is a holding company that invest in various business sectors.
Russell Simmons The more I learned about factory farming and the cruelty animals raised for food must endure before they are led (or dragged) to slaughter, the more I realized that I could not, in good conscience, be a contributor to such violence." "About ten years ago [article 2010], I began to live my life in what many vegans refer to as "fully awake." I became a full-on vegan and have never looked back.
Cathy Hughes : Net Worth $460 Million. Source of wealth : As an Entrepreneur, she is the founder and CEO of Radio One. This is the largest African American owned broadcasting company in the U.S. with 70 radio stations nationwide. She also started the TV One network with other investers and aquired the Blackplanet social network website in 2008.
Walter S. McAfee is the African American mathematician and physicist who first calculated the speed of the moon. McAfee participated in Project Diana in the 1940s - a U.S. Army program, created to determine whether a high frequency radio signal could penetrate the earth’s outer atmosphere. To test this, scientists wanted to bounce a radar signal off the moon and back to earth. But the moon was a swiftly moving target, impossible to hit without knowing its exact speed.
Steve Hightower: Middletown entrepreneur persevered to build $305M family business - #blackbusiness The company was named the Best of America's Largest Black-Owned Companies in the Industrial/Service category by Black Enterprise magazine back in May. Many people assume black-owned companies get contracts handed to them, he said, that somehow they didn’t earn whatever success they have. “As an African-American business, you’re consistently discounted,” he said. “There’s an assumption that you’re
Janice Bryant Howroyd is the founder and CEO of Act+1 Group. She's the first African-American woman to own a billion dollar company. Act + 1 was founded in 1978 and has grown (even through the recession, we might add) to become the largest female minority-owned employment agency in the entire country, serving huge corporations like AT and Merck.
Frederick Jones: African American Inventor
Frederick McKinley Jones is credited with transforming the food industry and America's eating habits with his invention of a practical refrigeration system for trucks and railroad cars. Frederick Jones patented more than sixty inventions in all, but it is his invention of the automatic refrigeration system for long-haul trucks in 1935 that he is most famous for.
Sheila Johnson : Net Worth $400 Million. Source of wealth : She is the first African American woman to be an owner or partner in three professional sports franchises. They are the Washington Capitals(NHL), the Washington Wizards(NBA), Washington Mystics(WNBA). She is also the founder and CEO of the company Salamander Hospitality.