Madam C. J. Walker

1867 - 1919

Madam C. J. Walker

Madam C.J. Walker (born Sarah Breedlove; December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919) was an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and political and social activist. She is recorded as the first female self-made millionaire in America in the Guinness Book of World Records. Multiple sources mention that although other women might have been the first, their wealth is not as well-documented.Walker made her fortune by developing and marketing a line of cosmetics and hair care products for black women through the business she founded, Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Madam C. J. Walker has received more than 7,414,697 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 304th most popular businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Madam C. J. Walker ranks 309 out of 481Before her are Peter Hill-Wood, Sylvia Beach, Manolo el del bombo, Azim Premji, George Peabody, and Eike Batista. After her are Mark Cuban, Michael Eisner, Ben Bradlee, Susanne Klatten, Jay Gould, and Tatsumi Kimishima.

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Among people born in 1867, Madam C. J. Walker ranks 92Before her are Dimitrios Gounaris, Anathon Aall, Charles Winckler, Martin Kutta, Domenico Mezzadri, and Frederick Keeping. After her are Harold Mahony, Petr Bezruč, George William Russell, Vikenty Veresaev, Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., and Vera Yevstafievna Popova. Among people deceased in 1919, Madam C. J. Walker ranks 110Before her are Franz Nissl, Victorino de la Plaza, Robert Bacon, Lawrence Lambe, Walter Brack, and Ramón Barros Luco. After her are Henry Clay Frick, John Aitken, Alfred Deakin, Mary Edwards Walker, and Frederick DuCane Godman.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Madam C. J. Walker ranks 5,319 out of 12,171Before her are Kate Bosworth (1983), Bill Smith (1924), James Hansen (1941), John Abercrombie (1944), Lesley Ann Warren (1946), and James Jamerson (1936). After her are Orrin Hatch (1934), L. J. Smith (1965), Daniel Quillen (1940), Mark Cuban (1958), Misha Collins (1974), and Art Buchwald (1925).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Madam C. J. Walker ranks 93Before her are Jamie Hyneman (1956), Jared Kushner (1981), John Templeton (1912), Linda McMahon (1948), Angry Grandpa (1950), and George Peabody (1795). After her are Mark Cuban (1958), Michael Eisner (1942), Ben Bradlee (1921), Michael Dell (1965), James Buchanan Duke (1856), and Henry Clay Frick (1849).

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