They year was 1968.  Aretha Franklin (aka Queen of Soul) was getting into her limo in Milwaukee.

A young black runaway approached her sobbing. asking for money.  The generous star handed the girl $100 U.S. (that’s $724 in today’s dollar).


Little did she know that young girl would grow up to be the World’s ONLY black billionaire and the most influential woman on the planet.

In Aretha’s day, the idea that a black woman could be become such an influential billionaire was unimaginable, but thanks to the trail Aretha helped blaze, they are finally getting their R-E-S-P-E-C-T.