Having a J.O.B. is like being Just Over Broke. Thats because your day job may help you pay the bills, but your income will always be controlled and decided by someone else.
Instead, follow the example of the Black entrepreneurs and investors below: use income from your day job to invest and fund your own business. Over time, the income you make on the side can grow to replace the income from your day job. Once that happens, you are financially free to pursue your goals even further.
There is no secret to getting rich. Many Black women and men just like you have come out of poverty, racism, and broken nations to build billion dollar empires.
These wealthy Black investors and entrepreneurs learned the fundamentals, put them to action, and left behind lessons that will help you build your own empire.
The following books will show you that it is possible to build wealth no matter when or where you live. You will read stories of Black women and men who came from nothing and made Billions to show you what is possible. And you will gain insights into the mindset that gives wealthy individuals the ability to turn potential into profit.
Add these books to your collection and watch your wealth grow.
Books That Will Teach You How To Build Black Wealth
Generational Wealth: Beginner’s Business & Investing Guide
A Step-By-Step Guide to Building Wealth from $1: The Black Wealth Masterclass
How to Hustle and Win
The Black Billionaires Club: How they Built their Wealth
Prince of Darkness: The Untold Story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street’s First Black Millionaire
Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun?: How Reginald Lewis Created a Billion-Dollar Business Empire
Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Survived Slavery and Became Millionaires
Black Titan: A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire
You have probably never heard of A.G. Gaston, but you should know his name and story.
The grandson of slaves, Arthur George Gaston was born in 1892 in Demopolis, Alabama. Over the next seventy years, he became one of the richest people on the planet by building a Black business and hiring thousands of Black workers in Alabama.
On January 19, 1996, Arthur George Gaston died at the age of 103, outliving almost everyone he had ever known except his wife Minnie, who died four years later. At the time of his death his net worth was an estimated $130 million dollars.
All that from a man born in the impoverished deep south.
The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage
HussleNomics: Money, Ownership & Business Lessons Inspired by Nipsey Hussle + a Step by Step Guide on How to Implement Each Principle
Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom
The Wake Up Call: Financial Inspiration Learned from 4:44 + A Step by Step Guide on How to Implement Each Financial Principle
The Mind of an Entrepreneur: Mental Strategies for Navigating the World of Business
Dangote’s Ten Commandments on Money: Lessons on how to make Money from one of the world’s richest men
Meet the richest Black man on Earth! At the age of 56, Aliko Dangote has spent the past 30 years building multiple streams of income while earning the bulk of his money in cement production.
He built and owns the Dangote Group, the largest industrial conglomerate in West Africa. His company is currently building a private oil refinery in Nigeria. Once complete, the refinery will have a capacity of 400,000 barrels a day.
Aliko Dangote has a net worth of 9 Billion dollars. Learn how he did it by grabbing a copy of Dangote’s Ten Commandments on Money below.
The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires
Madam C.J. Walker: Inventor and Businesswoman
Books That Will Teach You To Become A Smarter Investor
Wealthy investors possess a set of unique traits that make them different from the rest of us: they see opportunity where others see risk, they know the difference between assets and liabilities, and they put their money and credit on the line for big rewards.
Most importantly, these individuals understand that investing is a skill. And like any skill, it can be developed with time, effort, and instruction. The following books will help you become smarter about where you put your money so that your dollars work just as hard as you do.
Africa’s Business Revolution: How to Succeed in the World’s Next Big Growth Market
Lord of My Land: 5 Steps to Homeownership
How to Make Huge Cash with Section 8 Rentals the Landlord Handbook: Real Estate 101
Insider Secrets Of Buying A Home For Black Entrepreneurs
Impact Investing in Africa: A Guide to Sustainability for Investors, Institutions, and Entrepreneurs
Investing in Rental Properties for Beginners: Buy Low, Rent High
Real Estate Wealth: Remove the Guesswork from Investing and Create a Six-Figure Strategy
Real Estate & Chill: Tips And Tricks For New Investors
The $5 A Day Stock Market Investing Plan: A Basic Guide to Building Your Family Economic Empire
Beating the Odds: Eddie Brown’s Investing and Life Strategies
Books That Teach You How To Start, Market, And Run A Black Owned Business
The fastest and easiest way to become rich is to start a business.
According to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, more than 72 percent of the really wealthy – people who earn more than $1 million per year – have a partnership or S-Corp. And nine-in-ten of the super wealthy – people with an income in excess of $10 million – have one of these.
What others have done, you can too. Come up with an idea for a business and grow it from a side hustle into a full enterprise. Learn how to sell, create business systems, and manage business finances with the books below.
101 Ways to Make Money in Africa: Lucrative Business Ideas, Inspiring Success Stories, and Interesting Business Opportunities for Forward Thinking Entreperneurs
Pitch Close Upsell Repeat: A Practical Guide to Sales Dominance
The Celebrity CEO
Unbreakable Laws of Business Credit
The Entrepreneurial Secret Book Series
Black Business Secrets: 500 Tips, Strategies, and Resources for the African American Entrepreneur
Books That Will Help You Get Your Credit and Personal Finances In Order
We have all heard stories of rappers, athletes, and celebrities who are rich one day and broke the next.
Toni Braxton filed for bankruptcy – twice. Mike Tyson’s financial collapse was as ferocious as his style of boxing. After earning more than $300 million over his legendary career, the former heavyweight champion filed for bankruptcy in 2003. And Ex Nigerian international, Wilson Oruma was one of the brightest talents to play for the national team. A junior world cup winner, he earned a net worth of more than $3 million before going broke a short time later.
The lesson? It is one thing to know how to make money, but it is another thing to know how to keep it. Become a master of your personal finances and your credit if you want to have money that outlasts your lifestyle.
How to Outsmart the Credit Bureaus
Perfect Credit: 7 Steps to a Great Credit Rating
Conspiracy of Credit
The One Week Budget: Learn to Create Your Money Management System in 7 Days or Less!
Credit Is King: Transforming Your Credit to Royalty