UPSCALE Magazine Unveils The ’20 Modern History Makers List,’ Names President Barack Obama, CNN Anchor Soledad O’Brien, and 24-Year-Old Business Mogul Farrah Gray and 17 More

February 4, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In celebration of its 20th anniversary, UPSCALE Magazine’s February 2009 issue unveiled the list of 20 modern history makers who have worked to create a better tomorrow for the world and who have raised the bar with their legendary accomplishments.

“Filling the shoes of legendary civil rights icons like Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Rosa Parks is no easy feat. Along with other contemporaries, they helped pave the way for many of the changes and rights that we now enjoy. Historic events continue to unfold before our eyes,” said Tamara CrockettUPSCALE Magazine.

The top 20 listing showcases a cross section of national and global achievers in politics, medicine, media and business.

Farrah Gray is named as one of the most influential Black men in America by the National Urban League’s Urban Influence Magazine. Ebony Magazine recognized him as an entrepreneurial icon, business mogul and best-selling author. Raised in poverty on the South side of Chicago, Gray began his first business venture at the age of 6 and went on to defy the odds to become a self-made millionaire by the age of 14.

At the age of 21, he received an Honorary Doctorate degree of Humane Letters from Allen University. This was in recognition of his ingenious economic mind and distinguished commitment to the development of values such as leadership, integrity and scholarship. He is currently an international best-selling author, syndicated columnist, professional numismatist, chairman of the Farrah Gray Foundation, an educational and social change organization with over 50,000 people signed up, and Co-CEO of Realty Pros with 30 million dollars under management. He’s also the spokesman for the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Marrow Donor Program. He also sits on the board of the Kenneth Allen Foundation for Entrepreneurship Inc. (KAFFE INC). At the age of 24, he has achieved more than many achieve in a lifetime.

UPSCALE Magazine, founded in 1989 by Bronner Bros. Enterprise, is the ultimate lifestyle magazine for savvy, trendy and successful African-Americans keeping them enlightened and encouraged. The Bronner Bros. Enterprise is one of the largest private African American hair and skin care producers in the world. It was founded in 1947, headquarters located in Marietta, GA.


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