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

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

Reginald F. Lewis and Blair S. Walker
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  • ISBN
    9781574780369 / 1574780360
  • Title Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun?: How Reginald Lewis Created a Billion-Dollar Business Empire
  • Author Reginald F. Lewis and Blair S. Walker
  • Category Biography: General
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Year 2005
  • Pages 318
  • Publisher
    Black Classic Press
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 154mm x 22mm x 225mm

Annotation

The inspiring story of Reginald Lewis: lawyer, Wall Street wizard, philanthropist—and the wealthiest black man in American history. Based on Lewis's unfinished autobiography, along with scores of interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, this book cuts through the myth and hype to reveal the man behind the legend.

Publisher Description

"Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun? is the inspiring story of Reginald Lewis: lawyer, Wall Street wizard, philanthropist — and the wealthiest black man in American history.
When six-year-old Reginald Lewis overheard his grandparents discussing employment discrimination against African Americans, he asked, "Why should white guys have all the fun?" This self-assured child would grow up to become the CEO of Beatrice International and one of the most successful entrepreneurs ever. At the time of his death in 1993, his personal fortune was estimated in excess of $400 million and his vast commercial empire spanned four continents. Despite the notoriety surrounding Lewis's financial coups, little has been written about the life of this remarkable man. Based on Lewis's unfinished autobiography, as well as scores of interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, the book cuts through the myth and media hype to reveal the man behind the legend. What emerges is a vivid portrait of a proud, fiercely determined individual with a razor-sharp tongue — and an intellect to match — who would settle for nothing less than excellence from himself and others.

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