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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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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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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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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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Exceptional!!!!

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

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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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A great listening experience!

Anyone who reads/hears this book will enjoy it. This should be required business school reading. Well done!!!

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Incredible accomplishments

The book is amazing overall. It is carried by the incredible story original Lewis. What he was able to accomplish is nothing short of amazing. The book itself could have been better written, but for anyone with big goals and dreams this is a must read.

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Intriguing, made me feel proud, as if I knew him

Wow, well written, a MUST read. It make me feel so proud, sitting up straight.

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Best book of the year

This book taught me anyone can get to the top and do it the right way.

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A simple Remarkable Story

I found this story to be engaging and inspiring for any business person. I really enjoyed this story.

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  • 08-20-21

Great Book

i read the paperback about 22 years ago, the book still inspires me and now am learning so much more.

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  • I.A.
  • 07-07-21

amazing book, highly recommend.

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a story of trial and tribulations, inspiration at its core. very detailed book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-18-21

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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  • juanita
  • 10-17-20

Brilliant

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