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7 Notable African-American Business People You May Not Know

02/16/2017 at 1:55 | Posted by Erica Banas // Staff Writer

Nearly everyone knows Oprah Winfrey and Russell Simmons, but there are many other African-Americans that are titans of industry. Here’s seven notable African-American business people you may not know.

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Kenneth I. Chenault – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at American Express. Chenault, who began his career at American Express in 1977, is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Harvard Law. He also find time to give back, sitting on over 10 boards including the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, Mount Sinai NYU Medical Center & Health System, American Academy of Arts & Sciences and The Arthur Ashe Institute of Urban Health.

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