The rise of social media has made it easier to network and learn about different business opportunities. While we’re are able to connect with hundreds of inspirational people in a matter of seconds, it can be hard to know who to follow. Check out this curated list of 5 Black investors who use their social media platforms to help others succeed.
Chris Senegal is an investor and real estate developer known for his “buy the block” strategy. Senegal finds unowned homes in struggling neighborhoods and performs repairs and renovations. He then rents out these properties to ensure rent is stabilized for community members. He continues to expand his assets, purchasing busy intersections and even commercial properties. Chris Senegal’s book, 5 Real Estate Investing Strategies That Fit Into Your Schedule, along with consultation services are available on his Instagram page.
Kezia M. Williams
Kezia M. Williams is a young investor and CEO of The Black upStart, a program teaching Black entrepreneurs how to start a successful business. Along with giving business advice, Williams uses her platform to educate Black people about home ownership, real estate, and the stock market. Her page also features her book, Black Entrepreneurs Workbook, for those looking to start a business.
Kashief Edwards is an investor and founder of The Vending Bizz. He uses his platform to educate people about the vending machine business and how to make a profit. He offers a number of books, courses, and apps to help those interested in the industry get their start as soon as possible.
Pinky Cole is the founder of the famous Slutty Vegan in Atlanta, Georgia. Her page includes some of her inspirational talks and new business ventures. She also highlights her non-profit, Pinky Cole Foundation, energy assistance for families in Atlanta at risk of having their power shut off.
Jay Morrison is all about being an agent for change through educating the Black community about financial literacy. His Instagram features content about real estate investments, overcoming poverty, and confidence building. He also offers courses that coaches people who want to get a deeper understanding of the real estate market.
We Buy Black Intern Writer
Hello! My name is Elisa Tilley. I am a sophomore English major with a minor in Writing from New York. I’m passionate about using language as a tool for social justice and advocacy. I’m excited to be working with We Buy Black and I can’t wait to use my skills to bring awareness to Black-owned businesses.