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Republican presidential elect Donald Trump at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in Bedminster Township, N.J.

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Robert L. Johnson (born April 8, 1946) is an American busineess magnate best known for being the founder of television network Black Entertainment Television (BET), and is also its former chairman and chief executive officer. Johnson is currently chairman and founder of RLJ Development and former majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, a National Basketball Association franchise along with rapper Nelly and NBA legend and current majority owner Michael Jordan. In 2001, Johnson became the first African American billionaire, and the first black person to be listed on any of Forbes world’s rich list.

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