REGINALD LEWIS Biography - Bussiness people and enterpreneurs


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Name: Reginald F. Lewis                                                             
Born: December 7, 1942                                                             
Died: January 19, 1993                                                             
Reginald F. Lewis (December 7, 1942 - January 19, 1993), was an American           
businessman, who was one of the most successful business leaders during the 1980s. 
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he grew up in a middle class neighborhood. He won a   
football scholarship to Virginia State College (now Virginia State University),     
graduating with a degree in economics in 1965. He graduated from Harvard Law       
School in 1968.                                                                     
In 1992, Forbes magazine 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.                                                           
He died, aged 50, from brain cancer.