Black Billionaires of 2019

4. David Steward

Net Worth: $3B

David is an American businessman who has accumulated his wealth within the Tech Industry. He is the co-founder and chairman of IT provider World Wide Technology, World Wide Technology, an $11.2 billion (sales) IT provider, whose customers include Citi, Verizon and the federal government.

In the early days, Steward sometimes went without a paycheck and once watched his car get repossessed from the office parking lot. He grew up in the segregated South with seven siblings; his father worked as a mechanic, janitor and trash collector.

Steward donated $1.3 million to the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2018 to create the David and Thelma Steward Institute for Jazz Studies.

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