Oprah Winfrey attending Barack Obama Campaign Rally for Democratic Presidential Primary with Oprah Winfrey, The Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH, December 09, 2007: ShutterStock: 181470764

From media icon to business mogul: A look at Oprah’s path to building a $2.8 billion fortune

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Marvin Ellison. Photo source: Lowe's

How Marvin Ellison became “The King of Retail” and the only Black CEO to lead 2 Fortune 500 companies

Out of the approximately 1800 individuals who have held the position of CEO at Fortune 500 companies, only 19 have been of Black. Marvin Ellison stands out as a remarkable figure in this landscape, holding…

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Here is how Yvette Banks, the only Black executive at TikTok is driving inclusivity and empowering Black creators

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