Woman who made history with $100 million sales acquires her own bank in Tennessee
Many people have been mentioning Fawn Weaver for excellent reasons. She has gained media attention for her choice to pay tribute to Nathan “Nearest” Green, who is recognized as the first African-American master distiller who also worked at the Jack Daniels Distillery.
Life wasn’t handed to Fawn on a silver platter. Before deciding she could make a livelihood in a whiskey business, she first spent time in three or four homeless shelters.
In honor of Mr. Nathan, she gave her business the name “Uncle Nearest Inc.” Her brand is proud to be the “very first of any major spirits brand to honour an African-American in history,” and she recently made $100 million in sales.
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Her business journey has seen series of progress with the latest being an investment in the finance sector and real estate. Fawn disclosed on Instagram that, she and her partner have bought a bank in Tennessee. “So…we bought a bank. “Actually, even better, we bought the building and became the landlord of Keith’s parent’s bank,” she wrote in reference to video of the facility.
She considers her decision to acquire the bank as a move that emulates the business strategy of Real estate investors, the likes of Henry Ford, Charles Schwab, Andrew Mellon, J.D Rockefeller among others whom she has read extensively about. She also eulogized her husband who she said has been supportive in her businesses over the years.