Question of the Day: What is the largest Black-owned business based on their 2018 revenue (sales)?

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Feb 21, 2021
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Question of the Day, Entrepreneurship

Answer: World Wide Technology (WWT) founded by David Steward with $11.2 billion in revenue

Questions: 

  • The founder, Dave Steward, has grown WWT to 5,000 employees. What do you think are the challenges that a founder faces when managing a larger organization? 
  • If you had the opportunity to interview Mr. Steward, what would you ask him?  
  • What do you think are the keys to success with technology companies?

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Behind the numbers (Black Enterprise):

Founded in 1990, WWT has grown from a small product reseller into a technology solution provider with $11.2 billion in annual revenue and more than 5,000 employees. It serves the technology needs of large public and private organizations around the globe, including many of the world’s best-known brands.

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About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.