Futurist and Urbanist; Smart City Expert
One of the best basketball players that ever existed. Speaker Earvin “Magic” Johnson left basketball and began using the talents and perseverance he gained to help him succeed in his business endeavors. As a former NBA champion and successful entrepreneur, Magic brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, sharing his personal story of overcoming challenges and achieving incredible levels of success. Earvin "Magic" Johnson is the ultimate game-changer for organizations looking to inspire and motivate their teams with a message of determination, resilience, and leadership.
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Sports speaker Earvin “Magic” Johnson is considered the best basketball player ever. Currently, he works as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Magic Johnson Enterprises. MJE provides high-quality services and goods to ethnically diverse and neglected urban areas. After leaving basketball, Johnson began using the talents and perseverance he gained to help him succeed in his business endeavors.
Johnson has been making headlines for his unique collaborations for the past twenty years. For instance, he formed a partnership with Sony Pictures as an entrepreneur to build Magic Johnson Theatres. To further cement his reputation as an entrepreneur, he linked up with Starbucks in 1998. He became their sole franchisee, purchasing and selling 125 stores. Both businesses acted as drivers for urban regeneration. In fact, they became corporate models for engaging and succeeding with urban customers across the United States.
A $2 billion deal to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012 made speaker Earvin “Magic” Johnson one of the most powerful men in sports history.
Johnson has invested in a variety of other businesses, including ASPiRE and SodexoMAGIC. He has also expanded his focus to include infrastructure and technology to stay relevant in today’s digital world.
In addition, he is investing millions of dollars to help build up the country’s infrastructure through a newly established fund. Magic Johnson believes one can achieve true success only by assisting others in accomplishing their objectives; that is why he has invested in several minority-owned technology companies, including ShotTracker and Uncharted Power.
In April 2022, Apple TV+ released “They Call Me Magic,” a documentary that explores the life and career of Earvin “Magic” Johnson.
In this talk, Magic Johnson shares his inspiring journey from NBA champion to successful entrepreneur and HIV education spokesperson. Magic discusses his enduring legacy on and off the court, including his work with the Magic Johnson Development Corporation to develop commercial property in underserved minority neighborhoods. He delivers a powerful and passionate message about his life story and the importance of making a difference in the community. Through his personal experiences and insights, Magic motivates and inspires audiences to pursue their dreams and make a positive impact.
In this talk, Johnson shares his dedication to empowering underprivileged communities and addressing the educational, health, and social needs of children, young adults, and inner-city communities. Through his vision and leadership, Magic inspires and motivates audiences to take action and make a positive difference in the world. He shares his personal experiences and insights on the importance of caring for others and working to create a better future for all.
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