Full Name: Madam C. J. Walker [Sarah Breedlove]
Profession: Cosmetics Mogul
Why Famous: Developed a successful line of beauty and hair products for black women that made her the first self-made female millionaire in America.
The daughter of slaves Walker became one of the wealthiest African Americans in the country, "the world's most successful female entrepreneur of her time," and one of the most successful African-American business owners ever.
Walker was also known for her philanthropy and civil rights activism.