Top 10 Black Entrepreneurs

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Charles Sanders, CEO

Urban Lending Solutions
Pittsburgh

No. 205
2010 Revenue: $127.3 million
Three-Year Growth: 1,529%

Charles Sanders, a former NFL pro, grew up in an all black community in Pittsburg where his father owned a trucking company. After his NFL career, Sanders launched Urban Lending Solutions, a real estate firm, in his home town. “I remember how proud I was that my dad provided jobs and resources for the entire community,” he says. “He was the go-to-guy. I always wanted to be that guy for my community.”