Black Woman Who Used $50K Saved For Her Wedding to Start a Business is Now Worth $2M

Teri Johnson, founder of Harlem Candle Company

Teri Johnson, a 47-year-old African American woman from New York City, turned her passion for Harlem's cultural heritage into a thriving luxury candle business. In 2015, she founded Harlem Candle Company using $50,000 originally saved for her wedding and now it boasts an annual revenue of $2 million.

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