Top 10 Black Entrepreneurs

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Bo Menkiti, CEO

The Menkiti Group
Washington, D.C.

No. 337
2010 Revenue: $5.2 million
Three-Year Growth: 988%

Bo Menkiti (pictured in the middle) was born and raised in Boston, but would make family trips to Nigeria, where his father was born. After graduating from Harvard to launch The Menkiti Group, a real estate firm, Menkiti would come to rely on many of his childhood experiences to help growth his business. “Much of my childhood experience was about learning how to exist in different world,” he says. “Organizations that can handle a variety of perspectives are in a better position to adapt.”