Chike Ukaegbu 32 Nigerian American Tech Founder – Startup52 NY Chike Ukaegbu is a Harlemite who is originally from West Africa, Nigeria. Chike is one of our young founding members that needs to be celebrated. His work in the local community alone is worth
Adaobi Gwacham is the franchise owner/operator of the Chick-Fil-A Pasadena. Gwacham hails from Nigeria, and immigrated to the US as a teenager. She has always excelled as a student: receiving straight A’s and graduating high school with a 3.8. She went on to college
Janice Bryant Howroyd grew up as one of eleven children in a segregated community. After graduating from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, she relocated to Los Angeles and scored a job with Billboard. She leveraged the experience and connections she gained in this position
Kenneth Chenault’s potential for success started before he was even born; his parents were highly successful African Americans in the 1930s. His mother was a dental hygienist and his father, a dentist, passed the New York State dental exam with the highest score ever recorded.
By the time he was eight, Edward T. Welburn knew he wanted to design cars for General Motors. He wrote a letter to the company asking what he needed to do to become a car designer. Someone at GM wrote back with suggestions, inspiring him
Chinedu Echeruo grew up in Nigeria. And even as a child, he knew that he wanted to make a living as an entrepreneur. That dream led him to further his education, attending Kings College and later Harvard Business School. Echeruo worked successfully as a
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Lewis Hamilton 31 British Formula One Driver – Mercedes $200 Million Net Worth Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton is a formula 1 race car world champion. He currently drives for #Mercedes often labelled “the first black driver in Formula One”. He has managed to climb