Become a millionaire - Madam C.J. Walker was the first self-made woman millionaire in the United States. She was born Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867. After suffering from a scalp ailment that resulted in her own hair loss, she invented a line of African-American hair care products in 1905. She promoted her products by traveling about the country giving lecture-demonstrations and eventually established Madame C.J. Walker Laboratories to manufacture cosmetics and train sales beauticians.