This Black Man was a Millionaire BEFORE the Civil War. | Jeremiah Hamilton

October 12, 2018 6:20 pm

Profiles of African-American Success: Jeremiah G. Hamilton
by Bayer Mack

Jeremiah G. Hamilton was a savvy Wall Street financier who, ten years before the Civil War, became known as New York’s only black American millionaire.

By 1875, he accumulated a huge fortune of $2 million, $43 million in today’s dollars.