The 2009 Inc. 500: The Top 10 Black-Run Companies

Fez Ogbazion, Instant Tax Service
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Fez Ogbazion, CEO, Instant Tax Service, No. 93

Fez Ogbazion immigrated to the United States from Ethiopia in 1982 and he started his first business, Instant Refund Tax Service, in his sophomore year of college. After selling to a Fortune 500 company, he used the money to start Instant Tax Service, which now operates at a much larger scale than his dorm room venture with over 1,200 locations in 34 states.