Madam C.J. Walker: America's First Female Millionaire

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Sarah Breedlove (December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919), known as Madam C. J. Walker, was an American entrepreneur and philanthropist, regarded as the first female self-made millionaire in America. She made her fortune by developing and marketing a successful line of beauty and hair products for black women.

The first female self-made millionaire in the United States was a black woman. A contemporary of Ida B. Wells, she contributed heavily to the NAACP’s efforts to abolish lynching.