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Reginald Lewis

Born: Dec 7, 1942

Death: Jan 19, 1993

Birthplace: Baltimore

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Reginald Lewis

Date of Birth : Dec 7, 1942
Date of Death : Jan 19, 1993
Birth Place : Baltimore

Reginald F. Lewis, was an American businessman. He was the richest African-American man in the 1980s. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he grew up in a middle-class neighborhood. He won a football scholarship to Virginia State College, graduating with a degree in economics in 1965. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1968 and was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi. In 1992, Forbes 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, Beatrice Foods.


  • Writer
  • Businessperson
  • Entrepreneur

Also known as

  • Reginald F Lewis
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