Discover Black Entrepreneurs & Executives from Around the World

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We are compiling the most comprehensive reference list of the worlds most successful black entrepreneurs & C-Suite executives.

Our focus is on showcasing black entrepreneurs and executives, but success has no colour. So pursue your dreams like you are colourless. Your success or failure depends on your state of mind, not the colour of your skin or the obstacles that you may face. All people face obstacles in life, so accept that there are challenges you must overcome, focus and get to work. After all, if Sarah Breedlove, aka Madam C. J. Walker, a Black American entrepreneur, could become a millionaire and the wealthiest self made woman in America at the time of her death in 1919. What excuses do you really have?

Recently Added Profiles

Occupation: Businessperson; Position: Vice President and Global Head of Content Partnerships; Company: Twitter Inc.; Industry: Internet,…

Born: c. 1964; Occupation: Businessperson; Position: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Company: Gilead Sciences, Inc.; …

Occupation: Businessperson; Position: Chief Marketing Officer (CMO); Company: Snap Inc.; Industry: Social Media; Residence: United States; …

Born: October 11; Position: Head of Distributed Ledger and Blockchain Strategy; Company: Credit Suisse; Industry: Financial services; …

Born: Trinidad & Tobago Occupation: Businessperson; Position: Head, Diversity & Inclusion; Company: Asana; Industry: Computer Software; …

Black Billionaires

There are currently 13 known black billionaires (2019/03). Nigerian business magnate Alhaji Aliko Dangote is the world's richest black person, with a net worth of $14.1 billion. Isabel dos Santos, age 46 years (Born: April 20, 1973), is the youngest black billionaire on our list.

Aliko Dangote

Born: April 10, 1957, Kano, Kano State, Nigeria; Occupation: Businessperson; Position: Chairman, President; Company: The Dangote Group; …

Isabel dos Santos

Born: April 1, 1973 in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, USSR; Occupation: Businesswoman; Position: Investor; Company: Unitel International Holdings BV,…

"I started with literally no money and despite my best efforts, never raised any funding. I was a woman tech founder. I was a Black woman tech founder. I was a Black African woman tech founder. Although those might have been external factors, my race, gender, or national origin were never a part of my equation. I lived in a self-created bubble in which those elements didn’t matter and I went about my business as any white male would have, oblivious to the reality that surrounded me and the challenges before me. It honestly never occurred to me that it might be any harder for me than any of my fellow startup entrepreneurs."

Rebecca Enonchong on building a global tech company.

Latest Articles

Shawn Jay-Z Carter has been named the world’s first billionaire hip-hop artist by Forbes.com. This is a huge achievement for a kid from the projects.

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On Thursday, October 31, 2018, Vista Equity Partners announced it would be selling Marketo to Adobe for $4.75 billion, vindicating a strategy that…

Debra Lee

Debra Lee is stepping down from her post as CEO and chairman at the Viacom-owned cable network. Lee's last day at the company will be Monday, May 28.…

Pamela Thomas-Graham

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has announced that it has expanded its Board of Directors with the appointment of Ms. Pamela Thomas-Graham as a…

Recently Updated Profiles

Robert L. Johnson

Date of Birth: April 8, 1946, in Hickory, Mississippi; Education: University of Illinois, BA, 1968; Princeton University, MPA, 1972; Company: The…

Born: December 4, 1969, Brooklyn, NY; Company: Roc Nation; Position: Founder; Industry: Media, Entertainment, Publishing, Fashion; Residence:…

Position: co-founder and former CEO; Company: Gateway Communications; Industry: Telecommunications Services, Information technology; Country:…

Born: August 21, 1954 Company: The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Inc. Position: President and Chief Executive Officer Industry:…

Position: Founder, Managing Partner; Company: GenNX360 Capital Partners; Industry: Financial Services; Residence: United States; Nationality:…

Position: Managing Partner; Company: GenNx360 Capital Partners; Industry: Private Equity; Residence: United States; Nationality: American

Position: Chief Human Resources Officer; Company: Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc. (CBOE); Industry: Security & commodity exchanges; Country:…

Company: IntelliPharmaCeutics Position: CEO and Co-Chief Scientific Officer Industry: Pharmaceutical Country: Canada

Born: December 17, 1954, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Position: Chairman, Chief Executive Officer; Company: Merck & Co., Inc.; Industry: Health…

Position: Chairman, President and CEO; Company: J.C. Penney; Industry: Retail; Country: United States

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