Robert L. Johnson Organization leader

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Robert L. Johnson (born April 8, 1946) is an American business magnate best known for being the founder of television network Black Entertainment Television (BET), and is also its former chairman and chief executive officer. Johnson is currently chairman and founder of RLJ Development and former majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, a National Basketball Association franchise along with rapper Nelly and NBA legend and current majority owner Michael Jordan. In 2001, Johnson became the first African American billionaire, and the first black person to be listed on any of Forbes world's rich list (excluding black Canadian billionaire Michael Lee-Chin who first appeared on the list the same year, who is of mixed black and Chinese ancestry). Johnson was born in Hickory, Mississippi on April 8, 1946, but spent almost all of his childhood in Freeport, Illinois. He was the ninth of 10 children born to Edna Johnson and Archie Johnson. Johnson graduated from Freeport High School in 1964. He studied history at the University of Illinois and graduated in 1968 with a bachelor's degree. While at the University of Illinois, Johnson was a member of the Beta chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 8th, 1946
Nationality
United States of America
Ethnicity
African American
Places lived
Freeport , Illinois
pop. 25,035 (2013)
Mississippi , United States of America
pop. 2,991,207 (2013)
Kosciusko , Mississippi
pop. 7,315 (2013)
Charlotte , North Carolina
pop. 792,862 (2013)

Family

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Children

Education

1. Princeton University Colleges/University

- 1972 Master of Arts / International Affairs

Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States.

Institution info

Type Private university
Endowment
2013. 17.7 bil. $
2011. 17.1 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1746
Headquarters
1 Nassau Hall, 08544 - Princeton, New Jersey
Undergraduates
2013. 5,323
2012. 5,336
2011. 5,249
2010. 5,142
2009. 5,069
Postgraduates
2013. 2,691
2012. 2,674
2011. 2,610
2010. 2,582
Acceptance rate
2014. 7.28 %
2013. 7.29 %
2012. 7.4 %
2012. 8.5 %
2010. 8.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 40.2 K $
2012. 39.5 K $
2010. 36.6 K $
Official web page www.princeton.edu
Wikipedia article
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People attended Princeton University connected by profession and/or age

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2. University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign Colleges/University

- 1968 Bachelor of Arts / Social studies

The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (U of I, University of Illinois, UIUC, or simply Illinois) is a large public research-intensive university in the US state of Illinois. It is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system. The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is the second oldest public university in the state, second to Illinois State University, and is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. It is considered a Public Ivy and is a member of the Association of American Universities. The university is designated as a RU/VH Research University (very high research activities). The campus library system possesses the second-largest university library in the United States and the fifth-largest in the country overall.

Type Public university
Endowment
2012. 1.16 bil. $
2010. 956 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1867
Headquarters
610 East John Street, 300 Turner Student Services Building, 61820 - Champaign, Illinois
Undergraduates
2012. 32,281
2010. 31,540
2009. 31,473
Postgraduates
2012. 12,239
2010. 12,322
Acceptance rate
2012. 63.3 %
2011. 67.6 %
2010. 68.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 15.3 K $
2011. 13.8 K $
2010. 13.1 K $
2009. 12.1 K $
2008. 11.7 K $
Official web page www.illinois.edu
Wikipedia article

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People attended University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign connected by profession and/or age

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3. Freeport High School School

Freeport High School is a public secondary school located in Freeport, Illinois. Their sport teams are named the Pretzels.

Headquarters
701 West Moseley Street, 61032 - Freeport, Illinois
Official web page www.freeportschooldistrict.com
Wikipedia article

4. Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Educational Institution

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (often truncated to Woodrow Wilson School or abbreviated WWS; known as "Woody Woo" in campus slang) is a professional public policy school at Princeton University. The school has granted undergraduate A.B. degrees since 1930 and graduate degrees since 1948. It has three graduate degree programs: masters' degrees (in the M.P.A. and M.P.P. programs), and doctoral degrees. The most recent degree offered by the Woodrow Wilson School, in collaboration with the university's Department of Psychology, is the Joint Degree Program in Psychology and Social Policy. The Woodrow Wilson School is the most selective school of public policy/international affairs in the United States.

Founded
1930
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Employments

Company Founded Positions
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
1967
Official site
National Cable & Telecommunications Association
Vice President, Government Relations
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Organizations founded

1. BET

TV Network

Date funded

1979

Official web page

Lidership history

2005- Chief Executive Officer

Social media

Headquarters

1235 W Street, NE, 20018 - Washington, D.C., United States of America

Wikiedia article

Black Entertainment Television is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the BET Networks division of Viacom. It is the most prominent television network targeting African American audiences, and currently reaches more than 90 million households. The channel is headquartered in Washington, D.C.. Programming on the network comprises original and acquired television series, and theatrically- and home video-released movies, along with mainstream rap, hip-hop and R&B music video. As of August 2013, approximately 91,159,000 American households receive BET.

Board members

2. BET Networks

TV Network

Official web page

Lidership history

2005- Chief Executive Officer

Headquarters

1235 W Street, 20018 - Washington, D.C., United States of America

Wikiedia article

BET Networks is a division of media conglomerate Viacom that oversees the operations of many television channels and Internet brands, including the original BET channel in the United States. BET Networks also operates BET Networks International.

3. RLJ Companies

Business Operation

The RLJ Companies, through its subsidiaries, engages in financial services, real estate, hospitality, professional sports, film production, automotive, and gaming businesses. It involves in video lottery gaming business; providing retirement planning services; hedge fund of funds platform business; and thrifts business. The RLJ Companies is based in Bethesda, Maryland. It has operations in Charlotte, North Carolina; Los Angeles, California; Orlando, Florida; Little Rock, Arkansas; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Board members

4. Our Stories Films

Business Operation

Official web page

Wikiedia article

Our Stories Films is an American film studio founded on July 13, 2006 by Robert L. Johnson producing "comedic, family-friendly feature films for African American and urban audiences". It began as a joint venture between RLJ Companies and The Weinstein Company. On August 31, 2006, it was announced that Tracey Edmonds was named president and chief operating officer of Our Stories Films, making her the first African American to head a film studio. The studio's first film, Who's Your Caddy?, was released on July 28, 2007. On May 6, 2011, Our Stories Films released Jumping the Broom through TriStar Pictures and opened to mixed reviews, but had a highly successful opening weekend box office number. Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times gave Jumping the Broom a positive review however, and called it: "An exuberant comedy. Fun, smart, and heart tugging with a sparkling ensemble cast." Jumping the Broom was released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 9, 2011.

5. RLJ Development LLC

Business Operation

Board members

Written work

1.The race trap

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2000. at New York City

Wikipedia

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