9 Books Black Entrepreneurs Should Read If They Want to Unlock the Secrets to Success



‘Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun?: How Reginald Lewis Created a Billion-Dollar Business Empire’

by Reginald F. Lewis

Reginald F. Lewis was the first Black billionaire. His book is not a traditional autobiography because it focuses on his first successful venture of a $22.5 million-leveraged buyout of McCall Pattern Co. The book goes into great detail about how he sold the company for $65 million in 1987 and rebranded the corporation as TLC Beatrice International Inc.


080312-national-Earl-G-Graves-Sr‘How to Succeed in Business Without Being White: Straight Talk on Making it in America’

by Earl G. Graves

Earl G. Graves created Black Enterprise and served as director of multiple Fortune 500 corporations in his early years. His book is a motivational and mentorship tool for African-American innovators. The book is also very inspirational to those looking to become entrepreneurs.