10 Distinguished Black CEO’s You Should Know

Fredrick Ngugi June 21, 2016

Kenneth Chenault, chairman and CEO of American Express Co. Jin Lee/Bloomberg

Kenneth Chenault (American Express)
Born in Mineola, New York, 65-year-old Kenneth Chenault is a famous Black American business executive who has been the CEO of American Express since 2001. A graduate of Harvard Law School and Bowdoin College, he is also the third Black American CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Chenault earns $50.2 million per year.


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