SC Top 20 Under 40

Jamar H. Washington

J Haleem is Mr. Jamar H. Washington an established entrepreneur, photographer, and media personality. Jamar was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey where his interest for being an entrepreneur was birthed. With more than 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur; his company J Haleem Media services a variety of clients by providing visual media products & services. Clients include Corporate Executives, Business Owners, Community Organizers, Politicians, Artist and Actors.

He has a mantra “I Won’t Starve” which is a motivator for current and expiring entrepreneurs who are building their business. He mentors start up business owners the keys to success in business by encouraging them that they will not starve if you step out on faith, work your business and focus on growth.  He highlights business owners on his weekly segment “In the Studio with J Haleem”, bringing awareness to new and established entrepreneurs in the area.  

Jamar is a graduate of Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina where he received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management & Entrepreneurship.  He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated, serves as a Deacon at Grace Christian Church, he also volunteers his services to a variety community organizations including The RAM Foundation (Columbia, SC), Mentoring Thorough Music (Atlanta, GA), Carolina School for Inquiry (Columbia, SC), Blend Out (Columbia, SC) and many others.

He is married to his college sweetheart Mrs. Emerald Washington and they are the proud parents of 2 children Sydney Jo (8) and Jamar Jr. (3).