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By Reginald F. Lewis

Why may still White men Have all of the Fun? is the inspiring tale of Reginald Lewis: legal professional, Wall road wizard, philanthropist — and the wealthiest black guy in American history.

When six-year-old Reginald Lewis overheard his grandparents discussing employment discrimination opposed to African americans, he requested, “Why should still white men have the entire fun?" This confident baby could develop as much as develop into the CEO of Beatrice foreign and probably the most winning marketers ever. on the time of his loss of life in 1993, his own fortune was once predicted in far more than $400 million and his titanic advertisement empire spanned 4 continents. regardless of the notoriety surrounding Lewis's monetary coups, little has been written concerning the lifetime of this impressive guy. in response to Lewis's unfinished autobiography, in addition to ratings of interviews with family members, acquaintances, and co-workers, the ebook cuts during the fable and media hype to bare the fellow in the back of the legend. What emerges is a vibrant portrait of a proud, fiercely made up our minds person with a razor-sharp tongue — and an mind to check — who might accept not anything lower than excellence from himself and others.

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These no longer staying on the domestic have been post in a neighborhood resort. all people loved a weekend of partying and tennis, and catered foodstuff have been served in Lewis’s yard, together with a Sunday brunch. round this time, Lewis used to be inquisitive about a conflict with ny urban about the dealing with of a few actual property he and his spouse owned on tenth road. The Lewises desired to promote the valuables, which consisted of 3 house constructions. town maintained that broad upkeep needed to be made to the constructions and ordered Lewis to maintain them. ahead of he might act, the town begun complaints to take over the structures, blocking off their sale. the entire affair made Lewis apoplectic. Sputtering, “These individuals are now not in accordance me due process,” Lewis fought the lawsuit and it was once resolved in his desire. within the mid-1980s, Lewis had taken to smoking cigars. He picked up the trait whereas attending a Paris party for a very good buddy from the Ivory Coast, Dominique Kanga. Lewis observed cigar smoking as very Parisian and trés continentale. He and Kanga had a smoking ritual they adhered to with out fail once they have been in a cafe. First, a waiter might carry them a humidor from which they might opt for a dear Cuban cigar they have been keen on, specifically Monte Cristo No. three. they'd then carry the cigar subsequent to an ear and roll it via their fingertips, the sound being a sign of even if the tobacco was once brittle, and consequently, no longer clean. Then the waiter may clip off one finish of the cigar and a protracted fit will be used to set that finish aflame. a pleasant gentle draw at the first test signaled venture complete. In his legislations place of work, Lewis had ashtrays on his table, via the sofas and strategically put at diverse corners of his place of work. every one ashtray might have smoked cigar in it. Lewis had a behavior of relocating approximately his place of work whereas engaged on a few subject, lights a cigar and taking a couple of puffs on it, then relocating directly to one other stogie parked in a distinct part of his place of work. Smoking used to be a excitement to be loved via the handling companion simply, although. different people who smoke and their smoking implements, be they pipes or cigarettes, weren't welcome or tolerated. In later years, Lewis may develop into so keen on Cuban cigars that his employees could visit every kind of variations to buy them and fly them into the USA. One TLC Beatrice government in Switzerland might even visit the difficulty of smuggling numerous containers of cigars by means of vehicle over the border from Switzerland to France after which ship the package deal by way of courier to Paris the place it'd be tucked into the baggage of one more government on his or her method to manhattan and a ready Lewis. via 1984, extra new faces confirmed up at Lewis & Clarkson and the company started to have a kin taste to it. Jean Fugett, Jr. began paintings as an affiliate. while now not soaking up the high quality issues of company legislations from Clarkson, Fugett could huddle with Lewis in Lewis’s workplace, deep in dialog. younger Joseph Fugett used to be additionally hired as a legislations librarian.

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