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1. A Business LegendROBERT L. JOHNSON 2. Robert L. Johnsono is the founder of television network Black Entertainment Television (BET)o is Chairman and Founder of RLJ…
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  • 1. A Business LegendROBERT L. JOHNSON
  • 2. Robert L. Johnsono is the founder of television network Black Entertainment Television (BET)o is Chairman and Founder of RLJ Developmento is the former majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, rapper Nelly, NBA legend and the majority owner Michael Jordan.o is the first black person to be listed on any of Forbes worlds rich list.
  • 3. WAS BORN IN… On April 8, 1946
  • 4. BUT SPENT HIS CHILDHOOD AT… Freeport, Illinois
  • 5. was the ninth of 10 children born to Edna Johnson and Archie Johnson
  • 6. GRADUATED FROM…
  • 7. STUDIED HISTORY ATUniversity of Illinois and graduated in 1968
  • 8. AND MARRIED Sheila Johnson IN THE YEAR 1969
  • 9. Black Entertainment Television• He launched the first cable television network aimed at African Americans named BET• The network was launched on January 25, 1980• In 1991 it became the first black-controlled company listed on the New York Stock Exchange• In 2003 it was owned by VIACOM and Johnson became the richest black person in the U.S
  • 10. The RLJ Companies, founded by Robert L.Johnson, is an innovative business networkthat provides strategic investments in adiverse portfolio of companies. The RLJCompanies seeks to target undiscovered orunderserved markets then exercise solidmanagement to achieve results
  • 11. THE RLG COMPANIES
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