Dalal Salomon, CEO and founding partner of Salomon & Ludwin in Richmond, Va., was born in Honduras to Palestinian parents, became a U.S. citizen at age 7, and was raised in Flint, Mich., above a grocery store owned by her father. She has decades of advisory experience and a business degree from Michigan State University, but it’s her immigrant, working-class roots that she credits most for her success building her almost $1 billion-under-management practice.
Barron’s: What life lessons have been important to your career?
We typically have the next three-to- five years of income set aside, so we don’t have to make adjustments when the markets are down.
Dalal Salomon: I learned from my parents never to judge people by their color, religion, or economic status. Because we felt the discomfort and pain of being judged, we understood