Reginald F. Lewis Before TLC Beatrice: The Young Man Before The Billion-Dollar Empire
By Lin Hart
Published: January 3, 2013.
Following the 1987 leveraged buyout of Beatrice Foods, Reginald F. Lewis was solidly positioned as CEO of a billion dollar conglomerate and a major player on Wall Street. Still in his forties, with a personal fortune that placed him on the Forbes 400 list, this pioneering African American businessman had achieved unimaginable success without benefit of inherited wealth or family connections.