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Robert L. Johnson Quotes


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  • Mini Bio
  • Name: Robert Louis Johnson
  • Born: 8 April 1946 Hickory, Mississippi, U.S.
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • Famous for: Co founder of BET (Black Entertainment Television)
  • Notorious for: Criticising Barack Obama
  • Trivia: He became the first African American billionaire

"I make a joke about Obama doing drugs (and it's) 'Oh my God, a black man tearing down another black man"

Robert L. Johnson

"I thought I would meet to see if there's common ground with someone most in the black community might call an enemy"

Robert L. Johnson

"I had very positive dialogue with president-elect Trump"

Robert L. Johnson

"Tell us what we have to gain. Address our aspirations"

Robert L. Johnson

"Why shouldn't we, as Black voters, reject the notion that we are locked into one party"

Robert L. Johnson

"Black people have no permanent friends, no permanent enemies, just permanent interests"

Robert L. Johnson

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Robert L. Johnson Biography

Robert Louis Johnson was born in a small Mississippi hamlet call Hickory and he was one of seventeen children to his school teaching mother and farmer father.

Johnson excelled academically in an education that led to receiving a masters degree from the esteemed Princeton University.




Johnson's biggest business success was the building up and selling of BET (Black Entertainment Television) for a reported $3 billion

In another first he became the first black owner of a major North American basketball team with his majority holding in the Charlotte Bobcats who later changed name to the Charlotte Hornets after Johnson sold his stake to Michael Jordan.

Twice married he has led a colourful life which has seen him utter some memorable one liners over the years and here is my list of six of the best Robert L. Johnson quotes.


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