22 Of The Most Amazing African American Entrepreneurs Of All Time

Dennis Hightower

Hightower has been deputy secretary at the Department of Commerce. He handles the day-to-day administration of the department’s 12 bureaus.


Rod Adkins

The IBM veteran is senior vice president of the Systems and Technology Group. He leads semiconductor, server, storage, system-software and retail-store solutions enterprise and the supply chain.


Ursula Burns
In 1980, Burns joined Xerox Corp. as a summer intern. She became CEO in July 2009 and chairman in 2010.


Kenneth C. Frazier

In November 2010, the board of directors of Merck elected Frazier as CEO and president. Frazier played an instrumental role in the 2009 merger with Schering-Plough.

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  1. Don't know why they included CEOs to this list? but AG Gaston boss 4 real, he even has a prestigious award named in his honor.

  2. Many were not entrepreneurs. In fact some may argue that many of them have hurt the Black community.