Call Her Madam, the First Self-Made American Woman Millionaire
Madam C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove in poverty-stricken Louisiana in 1867, went from picking cotton to become the first self-made American woman millionaire. But it was not a straight line.
How she began
“There is no royal flower-strewn path to success,” she once observed. “And if there is, I have not found it — for if…