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Ann M. Fudge is a remarkable business woman and marketing executive who is responsible for shaping many of the brands that we enjoy today.   She has also lent her genius to shaping the pharmaceutical industry, the arts and philanthropic efforts through her very active corporate board service.   Keep reading to learn more about Ms. Anne Fudge, an African American business giant.       9 Facts About Living Legend Ms. Ann Fudge    1.  ...

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In 2013, Aja Brown made history by being the youngest mayor ever elected in Compton, CA. Keep reading for 10 facts about this political trailblazer and African American leader. 10 Facts About Compton CA's Mayor, Aja Brown 1. Mayor Aja Brown was born on April 17, 1982. 2. In June 2013, Mayor Brown became the youngest ever elected mayor of Compton, CA at age 31. 3. She and her twin brother were raised by their single mother in Altadena,...

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A Trailblazer in the Private Equity Industry As co-founder and managing director of Fairview Capital, JoAnn Price is helping raise billions of dollars for businesses, including those owned by women and minorities. She serves on several advisory boards and has been inducted into the National Association of Investment Companies Hall of Fame, where she has served as president. For more than 30 years, Ms. Price has been at the forefront...

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Quintin E. Primo III is the Co-founder, CEO and Chairman of Capri Capital Partners – a multi-billion dollar firm – where he oversees all business and investment activities. 9 Facts About Mr. Quintin E. Primo 1. Quintin E. Primo III was born March 14, 1955, in Rochester, New York. 2. His mother, Winnifred Primo, and father, Episcopal Bishop Quintin E. Primo, Jr., were both raised in the South and had ancestral roots in the...

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Mr. Michael Lee-Chin is a billionaire business mogul, investor and philanthropist.   He is the founder and Chairman of Portland Holding, Inc., a privately-held investment company that owns a number of businesses in industries that are as diverse as media, health-care, tourism and financial services.   He is also the Executive Chairman of the Canadian mutual fund, AIC Limited, and the National Commercial Bank of Jamaica.  10 Facts...

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Mr. Hinton is the founder and CEO of Concepts and Strategies.  Launched in 2005, Concepts and Strategies specializes in research and providing communications strategies and services to government agencies and non-government organizations worldwide. He is a lawyer by training, but left the practice of law to start his own business empire. Impressively, during the past 7 years, Mr. Hinton has grown his empire into an 8 figure business...

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In this month of February, John Thompson replaced Bill Gates as chairman of Microsoft’s Board of Directors, becoming only the second chairman in Microsoft’s history. Keep reading to learn more about this seasoned Silicon Valley executive.   What a way to celebrate Black History Month! 9 Facts You Should Know About Microsoft’s New Chairman, Mr. John Thompson Mr. Thompson was born in 1950 in Fort Dix, New Jersey, but grew up in South...

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Isabel José dos Santos is an entrepreneur and investor who, in January 2013, was named by Forbes magazine as Africa’s first female billionaire with a net worth estimated at USD $1.9 billion.  Forbes also named her as one of Africa's richest people. 9 Facts about Angola's Isabel dos Santos 1. Ms. dos Santos was born on April 1, 1971 and is a citizen of Angola. 2.  Her father Jose Eduardo dos Santos, has been President of the oil-rich...

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Aliko Dangote is a Nigerian business mogul with an estimated net worth of $20.8 billion (as of November 2013). Keep reading for 7 facts about this brilliant and inspirational billionaire. 7 Facts About Aliko Dangote 1. Mr. Aliko Dangote was born on April 10, 1957 in Kano Nigeria into a wealthy Nigerian family. 2. He is ranked by Forbes Magazine as the 43rd richest person in the world and the richest man in Africa. 3. Mr. Dangote...

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In 2012, Rosalind Brewer made history when she became the President and CEO of Sam’s Club – which made her the first African American and first woman to hold the position of CEO at one of Wal-Mart’s business units.  Keep reading to learn 7 facts about Ms. Rosalind Brewer. 7 Facts About Rosalind Brewer 1. Fun Fact:  Mrs. Brewer was born the same year that Sam Walton opened his first store. 2. She grew up in Michigan where she was...

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