William Benson presents First Annual Forbes Billionaire Torch Awards

First Annual Forbes Billionaire Torch Awards to be Presented at Reginald F. Lewis Memorial Birthday Celebration hosted by Project Youth Exposure and Billionaires Row December 8th at The Harvard Club.

PRLog (Press Release) – Nov 10, 2010 – Forbes 100 Celebrities and Forbes Fortune 400 Company Members will join Friends, Family and Guests at the Reginald F. Lewis 58th Birthday Celebration to honor the first Black American Billionaire, Harvard Lawyer, Humanitarian and Scholar’s Memory. The culmination of the evenings festivities will be the presentation of the First Annual “Passing the Billionaire Torch” Awards to the next generation of entrepreneurs destined to follow in Reginald F Lewis footsteps becoming the billionaires and leaders of tomorrow.

A hallmark of this remarkable man’s life was his dedication and desire to improve our society through education. The RF Lewis Foundation and Harvard work diligently to provide opportunity and encouragement to young lawyers to enter the path of mentorship and teaching.

“Reginald F. Lewis is my ideological mentor and role model. These awards symbolize my desire to encourage the next generation to reach for the stars, stand where we are and ‘pass the torch’ for generations to come. No one succeeds without encouragement and these awards are a starting point not a finish line” Billionaires Row Founder William Benson

Forbes, Project Youth Exposure and Billionaires Row accentuate Reginald Lewis’ philosophy and honor his spirit by “Passing the Billionaire Torch Awards” during this Memorial Celebration. Celebrity Presenters, Honorees and Guests will include Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Tyler Perry, Martha Stewart, Roberta Flack, Russell Simmons, Beverly Johnson, Floyd Mayweather, Beyonce, LeBron James, and others.



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