Thomas Moorehead: Meet the first Black-American Lamborghini and McLaren car dealer (photos)

Thomas Moorehead: Meet the first Black-American Lamborghini and McLaren car dealer (photos)

- Thomas Moorehead is the CEO of Sterling Motorcars, an automobile company that deals in Lamborghini and McLaren cars

- In 2018, Moorehead made history as the first African-American to own an ultra-modern-luxury Rolls-Royce dealership in America

- Rising from an economically challenged background, YEN.com.gh, features Moorehead's journey to becoming a titan in the automobile industry

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Despite growing up economically disadvantaged in Monroe, Louisiana, Thomas Moorehead, overcame his childhood struggles, making history as a phenomenal Black achiever in 2018.

Moorehead's journey started in 2001 when he decided to take a risk in the automotive industry which turned out to be worth it as his company, Sterling Motorcars is now a brand to reckon with.

Sterling Motorcars fast became the first African-American Rolls Royce dealer in the world and first African-American Lamborghini and McLaren dealer in the United States.

Moorehead started out learning about the automotive industry from his mentor and fraternity brother James Bradley, who owns the Bradley Automotive Group.

Bradley encouraged him to pursue the opportunity and said that he could be a millionaire through it.

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Moorehead climbed up the ladder of success as he entered several dealer training programmes using his own savings until he opened his first dealership in 1988 and eventually launched Sterling Motorcars in 2001.

With his good reputation and dedication to customer service, Moorehead caught the attention of Rolls Royce and became its first-ever African-American dealer in the world.

Since then, they have added the Mini Cooper, McLaren, and Lamborghini to their lineup.

It has become the largest and leading luxury car retailer in Delaware, Southern Pennsylvania, and the Washington Metropolitan area.

In 2019, Sterling Motorcars reportedly generated $632.2 million in revenue, which is the second highest for a minority-owned company in Greater Washington.

Moorehead, who grew up economically disadvantaged, gives back to the community by sponsoring needy students to the university.

Since 2004, under the auspices of Joyce and Thomas Moorehead Foundation, he provided about $400,000 in scholarships to hundreds of high school students.

Moorehead, also regularly donates to HBCUs such as Grambling University, Bethune Cookman, and Howard University, among others.

In other stories, YEN.com.gh reported that in the spirit of motivating others and expressing gratitude, Jonathan Ampratwum, a young man who recently graduated from Sketch World Professional Radio Academy, shared inspiring images after acquiring tertiary education.

The young graduate shared admirable images in his graduation gown accompanied by a short write up about the struggles of his parents while noting that he did not allow their hard work to go waste.

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