Earvin “Magic” Johnson is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Magic Johnson Enterprises, an investment conglomerate valued at an estimated $1 billion dollars. Since retiring from the NBA over 20 years ago, the legendary basketball star has morphed into a business powerhouse who has dedicated his life to leaving a positive impact in underserved urban communities. Having left the basketball court for the boardroom, Johnson parlayed the skills and tenacity he acquired on the court into a winning formula for his successful business ventures. With his continued love of basketball, Johnson is utilizing those same skills and winning spirit in his role as the President of Basketball Operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, working closely with ownership throughout all areas of the franchise.
The Magic of Winning
Prior to being diagnosed with HIV in 1991, Magic Johnson was the number one pick of the 1979 NBA Draft and one of the most talented and decorated players in the history of basketball. After retiring from professional basketball, Magic turned his interest toward entrepreneurship and became a leading spokesperson on HIV education. With an enduring legacy on the court, Johnson is now establishing his legacy off the court with his latest venture, Magic Johnson Development Corporation, which develops commercial property in long-neglected minority urban and suburban neighborhoods. In this presentation, Johnson delivers a passionate message about his life story and how we can make a difference in our community.
The Power of Magic
In this session, Earvin will share his entrepreneurial prowess that has made him a successful business owner for multiple ventures. A live Q&A can also be added to this session.
“First, let me say thank you for all of you help and hard work making this event with Magic Johnson such a huge success for our campus. It was a great event that I’m sure everyone will be talking about for a long time. Once more, thank you for everything and I hope we can all work together again.”
“The event was a huge success indeed! Magic Johnson was so inspiring and amazing!! He had some wonderful words of wisdom to share with our students.”