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Pioneers

Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire

Preview: 02/16/2018 | 2m 43s

Discover the life and legacy of business pioneer, philanthropist and titan Reginald F. Lewis. Lewis rose to prominence as a lawyer, financier and leader of TLC Beatrice International. Lewis was the first African American to close an overseas billion dollar leveraged buyout deal. He acquired an unprecedented global conglomerate, and paved the way for future entrepreneurs and black leaders.

Aired: 02/16/18

Rating: NR

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Major support for Pioneers: Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire has been provided by Tarrus and Kimberly Richardson, Robert F. Smith, David J. Grain, the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation, Inc., and Dale LeFebvre. See complete list of all funders.