Reginald Lewis

Businessperson, Author

1942 – 1993

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Who was Reginald Lewis?

Reginald F. Lewis, was an American businessman. He was the richest African-American man in the 1980s. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he grew up in a middle-class neighborhood. He won a football scholarship to Virginia State College, graduating with a degree in economics in 1965. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1968 and was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi.

In 1992, Forbes listed Lewis among the 400 richest Americans, with a net worth estimated at $400 million. He also was the first African American to build a billion dollar company, Beatrice Foods.

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Born
Dec 7, 1942
Baltimore
Also known as
  • Reginald F Lewis
Siblings
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Harvard Law School
  • Virginia State University
  • Harvard University
Lived in
  • Baltimore
Died
Jan 19, 1993
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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