Earvin “Magic” Johnson is one of the biggest legends in NBA history and a sought after speaker. He also serves as Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises and the President of Basketball Operations for the Los Angeles Lakers. He is one of the best known athletes of all time, and he continues to use his platform to inspire listeners.
Coming from humble beginnings, Magic Johnson is a testament to the fact that everyone can achieve greatness. Owner of Magic Johnson Enterprises, a billion dollar investment conglomerate, most of Johnson’s business ventures support minorities and underserved communities. MJE’s other ventures include Magic Johnson Productions, Magic Johnson Entertainment, and Magic Johnson Theaters. Magic Johnson Theatres is a chain of movie theaters in urban communities.
Johnson also collaborated with Starbucks on a campaign called Urban Coffee Projects, meant to create more job opportunities. He bought 125 stores and placed them in cities like Detroit, Washington, D.C., and Harlem. His investments also include Aspire, an African American television network, and several minority owned tech companies. As an accomplished businessman, he is well qualified to speak to all types of companies and budding entrepreneurs at high schools and universities.
In 2018, Johnson spoke at the Central State Hall of Fame luncheon. There he surprised everyone, pledging to donate one million dollars to the university. The Stanford Graduate School of Business hired Johnson to speak to students in 2015.
His “View From The Top” talk was centered around business strategy, discipline, and above all else, attitude. Johnson’s speaking skills are particularly effective to student groups and growing businesses.
In 2016 he spoke at the Bakersfield Business Conference alongside political figures Ben Carson and Ann Coulter. Also a victim of HIV, Johnson has helped dispel falsehoods about the disease through his public status. Named UN Messenger of Peace, Johnson delivered a speech at the UN World Aids Day Conference in 1999.
Johnson’s good deeds extend well beyond motivational speeches. He is the founder of the Magic Johnson Foundation, a nonprofit targeting inner-city development, and HIV/AIDS initiatives. The charity has impacted over 500K individuals and awarded over $20 million dollars in grants since 1991.
Johnson’s Community Empowerment Centers through the nonprofit have provided access to technology, food, and education for over 260K people. He wrote a book documenting his experiences called My Life which documents his experiences in the NBA as well as his philanthropic career.
Still largely involved in sports, Johnson is the 2018 NBA Legend of the Year. As President of Basketball Operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, Johnson sold his $10 million dollar share in the franchise in 2010. He opted instead for an unpaid position as Vice President of the team.
He is co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, sold for a record-breaking $2 billion dollars in 2012. Johnson also co-owns the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks, and announced his co-ownership of Major League Soccer’s LA Football Club in 2015.
Would your organization like to hire Earvin “Magic” Johnson as a keynote speaker for your next conference or special event?
Johnson is available for speaking at virtual events for businesses interested in having a beloved motivational speaker. Due to the unique nature of large virtual events, the speaking fee varies depending on the type of event. If interested in hiring Magic Johnson, please contact us and we can provide you with the necessary information.