The award-winning entrepreneur, author, and storyteller shifting our culture.

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Meet Derrius Quarles – The industry blending entrepreneur and artist inspiring a generation to imagine change.

The grandson of a Blues-loving Mississippi native and U.S. military Veteran – Derrius Lamar Okiro Quarles is an award-winning entrepreneur, songwriter, recording artist, human rights activist, and author praised as a “financial prodigy” by The New York Times.

Derrius is most widely recognized for his decade-long contribution to entrepreneurship and the technology, education, marketing, and finance sectors as the Co-Founder and former CEO of the social enterprises Million Dollar Scholar and BREAUX Capital and the Founder and Lead Designer of DQ and Partners. The companies founded by Derrius have collectively generated over $30 million dollars in economic value via job creation, socioeconomic outcomes within households, and indirect neighborhood impact.

Partnerships and Products


Partner On An Event

Derrius is currently booking select music performances, keynotes, and youth workshops for the 2022 and 2023 calendars.
Derrius Quarles Booking

Music and Books

Purchase Derrius' debut music release, "FOSTERED CHILD EP", or his bestselling education book, Million Dollar Scholar: Winning The Scholarship Race.
Listen and Purchase

Invest In Black Men

BREAUX Capital is welcoming new Members & impact investors seeking to advance the finances and wellness of Black families forward.
Visit BREAUX Capital

Press and Media

Watch The Talk
Learn how banks continue to uphold economic racism against Black people.