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Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun? is the inspiring story of Reginald Lewis: lawyer, Wall Street wizard, philanthropist - and the wealthiest Black man in American history. 

When six-year-old Reginald Lewis overheard his grandparents discussing employment discrimination against African Americans, he asked, “Why should white guys have all the fun?" This self-assured child would grow up to become the CEO of Beatrice International and one of the most successful entrepreneurs ever. At the time of his death in 1993, his personal fortune was estimated in excess of $400 million and his vast commercial empire spanned four continents. Despite the notoriety surrounding Lewis's financial coups, little has been written about the life of this remarkable man. Based on Lewis's unfinished autobiography, as well as scores of interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, the book cuts through the myth and media hype to reveal the man behind the legend. What emerges is a vivid portrait of a proud, fiercely determined individual with a razor-sharp tongue - and an intellect to match.

©1995 Loida Nicolas Lewis and Blair S. Walker (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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INSPIRING

This story makes me do more; it's a reminder of the importance of self believe, high expectations and hardworking mindset are key to success. You'll enjoy this book💯!

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Brilliant

Absolutely loved it what a great man! Why do the good ones always die young?

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  • Alfonso Quiller
  • 24-09-20

Wow,wow,wow!!!

I truly enjoyed this book from start to finish, I give it 5 stars! Mr Lewis was a real life hero, his legacy will live on forever, I can’t wait to share this book with my children and grandchildren.

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  • Bituin
  • 14-09-20

Excellent book, audiobook made it better

Mr Lewis has inspired many people of color like me — to dream big and keep going until we achieve it. His daughter’s new Foreword / Tribute is touching and makes his story relevant to today. JD Jackson as narrator gave Mr Lewis’ voice the proper treatment and respect. I daresay I enjoyed listening to it more now than when I first read it several years ago. Thank you Audible and the Lewis family for making this available to a whole new generation of dreamers and doers!

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  • Gavin S
  • 15-09-20

Outstanding- inspiring and instructional

It has been years since I read WSWG and listening to it really makes it come alive. Amazing window into the life and career of a business icon with insights, strategies and above all, inspiration.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-09-20

Exceptional!!!!

We needed a book like this, it show’s persistence and heart. Thank you. For the culture!!

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  • Alan G. Seager
  • 11-09-20

Interesting and relevant history

Very well written and narrated story about a real pioneer, and of course extremely relevant for our current time period.

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  • Reggie Winston
  • 07-06-21

A book I’ll revisit frequently

This is a beautiful story of triumph that I’ll always come back and enjoy. I’ll recommend this book to anyone that have a desire to achieve greatness.

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  • johnny sutherland
  • 27-05-21

So Inspiring

This is a story for all to read but especially for black young men to know that hard work can and will payoff. Thank you to the late and great Reginald Lewis.

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  • Jaden Grant
  • 26-05-21

A short life that made a long positive impact

This book is fantastic. Reginald Lewis' life was short, but it was filled to the brim with success, struggles and ups and downs. A man from Baltimore was able to break into the 'Old boys' Club' on Wall Street, an unlikely feat.

Reginald Lewis' story needs to be told in the four corners of the globe.

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  • jamal hill
  • 22-05-21

True Role Model

I’ve been inspired massively. I never knew of Mr. Lewis but to hear his story and rise to
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-05-21

Must read!!

Game changer!! All odds against Reggie & he never took his eyes off the prize!