Find Out Which Companies Are Ran By Black People


By Ryan Velez

While many people hope to see a Black people in the business world, it’s also important to profile those who have already made it to this point. The success stories and insight of those who have succeeded can help future Blacks in business succeed, and the positions of these people also allow them to enact meaningful change and policy from the companies that they are a part of. Some of the top companies in this regard are on the Standard & Poor's 500 Index (S&P 500), a selection of 500 stocks seen as a leading indicator of U.S. equity. What you may not realize is that over half of them, 303 in total, have Black directors. Black Enterprise recently compiled the companies in question, which includes the following big names. as follows:

3M Co.

Accenture plc.

Aetna Inc.


Akamai Technologies Inc.

Allstate Corp.

American Airlines Group Inc.

Anthem Inc.

Apple Inc.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Co.

Ball Corp.

Bank of America Corp.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.

Boeing Co.

Campbell Soup Co.

Capital One Financial

Cardinal Health Inc.

Caterpillar Inc.

CBOE Holdings Inc.

CBS Corp.

Clorox Co.

CMS Energy Corp.

Coach Inc.

Coca-Cola Co.

Colgate-Palmolive Co.

Comcast Corp.

Comerica Inc.

Conagra Brands Inc.

Costco Wholesale Corp.

C.R. Bard Inc.

CVS Health Corp.

Darden Restaurants Inc.

Deere & Co.

Delta Air Lines

Dentsply Sirona Inc.

Discover Financial Services

Dollar Tree Inc.

Dow Chemical

Edison International

Electronic Arts

EQT Corp.

Estée Lauder Cos.


Express Scripts Holding Co.

Exxon Mobil Corp.

FedEx Corp.

Foot Locker Inc.

Ford Motor Co.

General Mills Inc.

General Motors Co.

Global Payments Inc.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

H & R Block Inc.

Harley-Davidson Inc.

Hasbro Inc.

HCA Holdings Inc.

Home Depot Inc.

Hormel Foods Corp.

HP Inc.

Interpublic Group Cos.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

Johnson & Johnson

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Kellogg Co.

Kroger Co.

L Brands Inc.

Lockheed Martin

Loews Corp.

Lowe’s Cos Inc.

Mattel Inc.

McCormick & Co.

McDonald’s Corp.

MetLife Inc.

Microsoft Corp.

Monsanto Co.

Morgan Stanley

NextEra Energy Inc.

Nielsen Holdings plc


Nisource Inc.

Nordstrom Inc.

PepsiCo Inc.

Pfizer Inc.

Procter & Gamble

Progressive Corp.

Prudential Financial Inc.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Robert Half Intl Inc.

Rockwell Automation Inc.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

S&P Global Inc.


Scripps Networks Interactive

Southwest Airlines Co.

Stanley Black & Decker

Starbucks Corp.

Sysco Corp.

Target Corp.

Texas Instruments Inc.

Time Warner Inc.

Torchmark Corp.

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.

Under Armour Inc.

US Bancorp

Verizon Communications Inc.

Viacom Inc.

Visa Inc.

Walmart Stores

Walt Disney Co.

Wells Fargo & Co.

Welltower Inc.

Whirlpool Corp.

Whole Foods Market Inc.

All things considered, a pretty impressive list, which means well for the future of Black business and Blacks in business.