Madam C.J. Walker


Birthday December 23, 1867

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace Delta, LA

DEATH DATE May 25, 1919 (51)

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Haircare marketer and the first female African-American millionaire. She founded Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company.

Before Fame

She was a member of St. Paul AME Church.


Her efforts to improve hair care for African-American women helped her to become a millionaire and were motivated by her own hair loss.

Family Life

She married Moses McWilliams in 1882, when she was 14 years old. They divorced in 1887 and she later remarried twice. She had one daughter named A'Lelia.

Associated With

She and Mary Kay Ash were both cosmetology pioneers.