It is thrilling to have black people owning well-to-do businesses across the world despite the unfair political attacks they tend to face in many jurisdictions. In the U.S., the more than 40 million black population is making serious waves in various sectors of the American economy – healthcare, entertainment, business, sports, and technology – and are generating revenue and creating jobs.
These successes were chalked even in the face of hurdles such as access to capital to fund and operate the business due to years of racial and economic discrimination.
It is now even more amazing to note that black children, some as young as four, are also setting up their own businesses. Many of them have learned from their parents and how they were able to work their way up from nothing to be successful; at that young age, they realise the value of entrepreneurship and how being white-collar workers working from nine to five for someone might be a waste of their talents.
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On the back of the Universal Children’s Day to improve child welfare worldwide, promote and celebrate children’s rights and promote togetherness and awareness amongst all children, it wouldn’t be out of place to highlight some of the young children who have beaten the odds to create successful businesses: