Meet the First Self-Made Female Millionaire

  • I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. …


Madam C. J. Walker
American entrepreneur
DescriptionSarah Breedlove, known as Madam C. J. Walker, was an African-American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a political and social activist. Walker was considered the wealthiest African-American businesseswoman and wealthiest self-made woman in America at the time of her death in 1919. Wikipedia

If I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard

Born: 23 December 1867, Delta, Louisiana, United States
Died: 25 May 1919, Irvington, New York, United States
Net worth: $10,000,000
Known for: Founder of Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company
Spouse: Charles Joseph Walker (m. 1906–1912), John Davis (m. 1894–1903), Moses McWilliams (m. 1882–1887)
Siblings: Solomon Breedlove, Alexander Breedlove, Louvenia Breedlove, Owen Breedlove Jr., James Breedlove


  • I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South.

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