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?
"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."
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.