The first female self-made millionaire in the United States. Madam C.J. Walker created her own line of hair-care products in 1905, which led to her becoming the first female self-made millionaire in the United States.
Her business started after she invented a treatment for her own hair loss, and she began selling it as the Walker system.
Walker’s products became popular among African American women because she used her personal experience and marketed the line as designed for a specific hair type.
She used her wealth to fund a YMCA in Indianapolis and made donations to the NAACP.