Speaker's BiographyEarvin "Magic" Johnson
Chairman and CEO, Magic Johnson Enterprises
Earvin (Magic) Johnson is chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises. An NBA legend and two-time Hall of Famer, Johnson has successfully parlayed his skills and tenacity on the court into the business world, propelling his company to the No. 1 urban brand in America. Magic Johnson Enterprises provides quality products and services that focus primarily on ethnically diverse and underserved urban communities through strategic alliances, investments, consulting and endorsements. The conglomerate is composed of multiple business entities and partnerships that include Canyon Johnson, a $1 billion real estate fund; Yucaipa Johnson, a $500 million private equity fund, and ASPIRE, his newly announced African-American television network. Johnson also serves as chairman and founder of the Magic Johnson Foundation, where his unwavering commitment to transform urban America continues through HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention programs, community empowerment centers, and the Taylor Michaels Scholarship Program.