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First Black Female Millionaire: Madam C.J. Walker

Born to former slaves, she went against the grain to become the first self-made female African-American millionaire by revolutionizing the way we style textured hair.

"“I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”

More information about her:

  • Suffered from a scalp disorder, which led her to invent her own pomade and use hot combs

  • Turned her innovative idea into a $1 million company

  • Hired and trained up to 40,000 “Walker Agents” to expand her ideas to other women throughout the country

  • Founded hair-culture colleges through already established black institutions

  • Taught women the ropes of business and budgeting

"I am not merely satisfied in making money for myself."

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