Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Hall of Fame basketball player turned multi-million dollar entrepreneur, will be at Howard University Hospital from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 7 to talk about his transformation from basketball to business and how the stigma of being HIV-positive affects him and others.
Johnson, a member of the NBA Hall of Fame, a three-time NBA MVP, winner of five NBA Championships and voted one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, is now an entrepreneur with a wide range of business interests that include sports, food service, broadcast, entertainment, airports and real estate.
During his talk in the hospital’s Towers Auditorium, he will address Howard University School of Business students about how he began his business career the keys to making smart entrepreneurial decisions.
In 2012, Johnson became a majority owner of the storied Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team. He is the first African-American majority owner of a major league baseball franchise. In 2006, he created a national contract food service with Sodexo USA called Sodexo-Magic. One of his retail operations, the Magic Johnson Championship Sub, is in Howard University Hospital.
Johnson will talk with Howard University Hospital medical residents, other medical clinicians and human rights leaders about their role in eliminating the stigma associated with HIV.