Morehouse College, Columbia University


  • Author of Black Fortunes, one of Ebony Magazine's True Read picks of 2018
  • Former producer and journalist for CNN
  • Contributed to New York Carib News and Columbia Journalism Review
  • Winner: 2019 American Library Assoc. Honor
  • Winner: 2018 African American Literary Award


Shomari Wills, the writer of Black Fortunes, worked as a writer for CNN and Good Morning America after graduating from both Morehouse and Columbia Journalism School. In 2017, he won an Emmy for his work with Good Morning America. Shomari "Sho" Wills's first book, Black Fortunes, chronicles the lives of America's untold Black millionaires. As of November 2018, the book has an exceptional 4.18 rating on


Shomari earned an undergraduate degree from Morehouse College and a graduate degree in writing and broadcast journalism from Columbia University, where he was named a Lynton Book Writing Fellow.