Robert L. Johnson

Robert L.
Johnson

Why Robert is a Game Changer: Robert L. Johnson is the Founder and Chairman of The RLJ Companies, an innovative business network that owns or holds interests in businesses operating in hotel real estate investment, private equity, consumer financial services, asset management, insurance services, automobile dealerships, sports and entertainment, and video lottery terminal (VLT) gaming. 

Prior to forming The RLJ Companies, Mr. Johnson was founder and chairman of Black Entertainment Television (BET), the nation’s first and leading television network providing quality entertainment, music, news, sports and public affairs programming for the African American audience.

Johnson will launch a new online destination called OPPSPLACE. The site is the first and only web-based employment and business site that aggregates minority job candidates and minority businesses in one easy-to-use destination.