Q: Who is the woman who’s listed in the Guinness Book of Records for being the first woman to become a millionaire by her own achievements?
A: Madame C.J. Walker was a hair care entrepreneur whose hair and beauty products for African American women made her the first woman to become a self-made millionaire. She used her wealth to become a philanthropist, donating to the NAACP, the YMCA, schools, orphanages and retirement homes. She made the largest contribution to save the Anacostia home of Frederick Douglass.