World Wide Technology is the largest black-owned company in the United States, but there are many other successful businesses that have been founded and run by African Americans. From construction companies to steel processing services, electric companies to technology firms, food service companies to fashion retailers, and even magazines and television networks, the contributions of black entrepreneurs have been immense. In this article, we'll look at some of the biggest black-owned businesses in the US and beyond, from historic companies to fast-growing small businesses. Devon Industrial Group is a construction company located in Michigan that specializes in commercial, healthcare, industrial and educational projects. The company's main target market is in the Midwestern states of the US, with its headquarters in Detroit.
Georgetown Metal Processing is a steel processing service center located in Georgetown, Kentucky. It offers aluminum, flat rolled steel, cold rolled steel, coated and exposed steel products from its 80,000 square foot facility. Bird Electric is a full-service electric company that provides transmission, maintenance, electrical instrumentation and construction services across more than ten states in the US. Adams Communication & Engineering Technology is a technology company founded in Maryland in 1999 by Charles Adams. It provides products and solutions for Government Defense, Intelligence and other US Federal Agencies.
Fair Oaks Farms is a food service company based in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin that produces fresh, ready-to-cook and fully cooked beef, pork and poultry products. GOODEE is an ethical home goods retailer founded by Byron Peart and Dexter Peart that showcases a variety of brands from around the world. Glastonbury Festival is the world's largest Greenfield festival held annually in Pilton, Somerset. It attracts more than 200,000 people each year. John Merrick was born into slavery but went on to create a successful barbershop business with branches throughout the Durham area before moving into insurance.
Oprah Winfrey is a popular media personality who became a billionaire through her knowledge of business and her company Harpo Inc., which has since expanded into magazines and its own network. Alonzo Herndon was born into slavery but went on to found Atlanta Life Insurance Company in 1905. Samuels founded Voluptuous Clothing, an online plus size clothing store that has tripled its sales in recent years. Peotona Group Investments is a South African investment firm founded by Vuyo Jack that invests not only for profit but also for people and development in South Africa. FUBU is a global hip hop clothing brand founded by Daymond John who mortgaged his home to make and sell his own tie hats with a group of friends.