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Succeeding Against the Odds

Succeeding Against the Odds

by John H. Johnson

One of America’s wealthiest entrepreneurs, John H. Johnson rose from the welfare rolls of the Depression to become the most successful Black businessman in American history; the founder of EbonyJet, and EM magazines; and a member of the Forbes 400. Like the man himself, this autobiography is brash, inspirational, and truly unforgettable.

 


About The Author

John Harold Johnson was an American businessman and publisher. He was the founder of the Johnson Publishing Company. In 1982, he became the first African American to appear on the Forbes 400. Johnson's Ebony and Jet magazines were among the most influential African-American businesses in media in the second half of the twentieth century.

 

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