20 Success Stories of Black Female Entrepreneurs You May Not Know


Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks, a former Victoria’s Secret model and recent Harvard business grad, has launched her media business with several cycles of America’s Next Top Model. She owns Bankable Productions, an independent TV and production company. In recent months, she also launched Type F, a Demand Media fashion and beauty website.




After 20 years as a revered fashion model, Iman retired from the runway to start her cosmetics line in 1994 to cater to women of color who struggled to find shades for darker complexions. As of today, the line is worth over $25 million and found in more than 10 countries.

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