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Robert L. Johnson
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Robert Louis Johnson
April 8, 1946
|Alma mater||University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (BA)
Princeton University (MPA)
|Known for||Co-founder of BET|
|Net worth||US$ 600 million|
Robert Louis Johnson (born April 8, 1946 is American entrepreneur, media magnate, executive, philanthropist, and investor.He is the co-founder of BET, which was acquired by Viacom in 2001 . He is also the founder of RLJ Companies which is a holding company that invests in various business sectors .Johnson is the former majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats.His company is listed d among the most prominent African-American businesses in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries
Early Life and Education
Johnson was born in 1946 in French Camp, California . His mother was a schoolteacher and his father was a farmer . Johnson graduated from the University of Illinois in 1968 with a bachelor's degree in social studies . At the University of Illinois, Johnson became a member of the Beta chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity . He received a master's degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University in 1972 .
He married Shelia Johnson in 1969 and have 2 children .They divorced in 2001 .Johnson dated Lauren Wooden, who is 33 years his junior, in 2010. As . They married in May 2016 Greg Mathis officiated.
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