5. Came From Poverty
What do Oprah Winfrey (founder of the Oprah Winfrey Network), Bob Johnson (founder of BET and RLJ Companies), and David L. Steward (founder of World Wide Technology), all have in common? For one thing, they are all very rich African Americans. In fact, they are billionaires who are among the richest people in America. But it goes further than that. They share similar backgrounds, including the fact that they all came from poverty.
Here are 5 things they have in common:
Came from poverty:
* Oprah Winfrey was the child of a struggling teenage single mother.
* Bob Johnson was the ninth out of ten children.
* Dave Steward was born as the son of a homemaker and a mechanic.