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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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Amazing book

Raindrops raindrops. This book was an amazing book I really enjoyed reading it has pretty much change the way I think the way I want to do inspired me to really take on my business to the next level at where is tennis player how much I actually enjoyed this book Happys on Sundays about to take my real estate business to the next the Azia best phrase notification thank you so much for writing a smile and telling the story

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Inspirational - Full of Wisdom

If you are into law, corporate finance, and want to understand what it takes you get to the top, and the obstacles I will come before you. Then read on! Perhaps you're not into those things at all, but still feel like you're chosen... Then read on!

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Astounding

Make no mistake every African American everywhere should read this book. God Bless this man and his soul.

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Great leader, great accomplishments, missing connection.

Title says it all. More of his self internal thoughts would have made for a better read. But unavailable for the book. Still a great book, and a great example of a financial and educational excellence.

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Fantastic book

A great book about a great businessman. Highly recommend for all entrepreneurs. Read it to learn about what it takes.

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  • 12-19-21

One to re-listen to!

Narration could've been better, some stories of his interactions with people who moved away from Lewis could've been expounded on.

However, maybe it's good we don't know EVERYTHING. And he was a private person.

Overall, well-told story of this lion of black excellence.

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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.

highly recommend
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?