Speaker Earvin "Magic" Johnson is an internationally-known NBA champion, businessman, former basketball operations president of the Los Angeles Lakers, and Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises, an investment conglomerate providing high-quality products and services for ethnically diverse and underserved urban communities. Still a commanding presence in the sports world, speaker Magic Johnson made history in 2012 when he became co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a Major League Baseball franchise that he purchased for 2 billion dollars. As a prolific speaker, Magic Johnson continues to inspire thousands of entrepreneurs worldwide on their personal and professional missions to make their own magic and succeed.
Why book speaker Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson ?
- He is a decorated champion. From a 12-year NBA career with the Los Angeles Lakers and winning an Olympic gold medal, to teaming up with Starbucks, Sony Theaters and TGI Friday’s, speaker Magic Johnson continues to enjoy tremendous success.
- He is a prolific entrepreneur. For the last two decades, speaker Magic Johnson has consistently turned heads with his unprecedented partnerships.
- He can show you how to make your own magic. From basketball to the boardroom, speaker Magic Johnson has parlayed his skills and tenacity from the court into a winning formula that has helped transform his business ventures into successful enterprises.
Speaker Magic Johnson’s decorated NBA career illustrates his talent and tenacity as a leader. It’s not magic, he says. His longtime success is the product of building a strong team, and he is on a mission to show entrepreneurs around the world how they can build their own teams for success.
As an entrepreneur and prolific speaker, Magic Johnson continues to expand his influence through a number of other investments and he places a high value on teamwork in all of his endeavors. He currently has controlling interests in EquiTrust, an $18 billion financial services company, and SodexoMAGIC, a food service and facilities management company. He has also redefined himself as a businessman committed to bringing local growth and financial empowerment to urban and suburban neighborhoods by developing entertainment complexes, restaurants and retail centers.
Operating under the philosophy that true success is making others successful, speaker Magic Johnson is one of the leading investors in a number of minority-owned tech companies, Uncharted Power, an award-winning power and data infrastructure technology company; ShotTracker, a company that makes wearable technology for basketball players that helps track player and ball movement; Jopwell, a diversity and hiring recruiting platform; Walker & Co Brands, a company that develops health and beauty products for people of color; and MiTú, the Latino-fueled media brand and digital network that connects thousands of Latin content creators with viewers around the world. He is also deliberate in his investment strategy to bring positive impact to the community.
He also co-owns the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA, Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Football Club, and eSports franchise Team Liquid.
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Both ventures served as catalysts for redevelopment in urban communities, and are widely recognized as the corporate blueprint for engagement and success with urban consumers across America.