Influential Businessman J. Bruce Llewellyn, Dies At 82

Pioneering African American businessman J. Bruce Llewellyn once called his success "nerve wracking, gut-wrenching and pain inducing." Born to Jamaican immigrants living in Harlem, Llewellyn, who stood at a towering 6-foot-6, worked his way up from door-to-door salesman to one of the richest African Americans in the nation. Llewellyn first found success investing in a chain of supermarkets in Harlem and the Bronx which he turned from a rundown franchise to a $100 million company. "Minorities have to understand that the world revolves around the golden rule," he once said. "Those who have the gold, rule." Read More: Remembering Percy SuttonRest in Peace: Deaths of 2009


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