•The African American community has been disproportionately impacted by our nation’srecent economic recession. More than 50% of African American’s wealth - held primarily inresidential real estate - was wiped away. Today, the wealth gap in America between whitesand blacks exceeds $100,000.•We must innovate and collaborate to replace and create new wealth. To this end, the#billiondollarchallenge was created.•The #billiondollarchallenge is a multi-faceted, multi-year wealth building collaborativedesigned to create at least one billion dollars in new wealth in the African Americancommunity and beyond. Together, we will create multi-billion dollar long-term impact andestablish a “pay it forward” precedent within the black community – ultimately increasing itsoverall wealth for generations to come.•As a note, the African American community generates nearly $1T (one trillion) dollar per year in America. With exposure to wealth creating strategies, solutions and tools includinga shift in our collective mindset, we will create billions of dollars of new wealth utilizing thevery same capital we possess today.•We will do more together than we can apart.