Sunday, August 14, 2005

R.I.P.: John H. Johnson: Ebony Magazine Mogul...

A great man has passed recently...

John H. Johnson, founder of "Ebony" magazine has passed after a long and adventurous life that lasted 87 years. With $500.00 he received from his mother as a loan, he created a privately-held, self-made juggernaut called The Johnson Publishing Company that's worth in excess of $500,000,000.00.


When people said he couldn't, he said, "Watch me." What else can be said for such a giant in the Black business community?

Here's the website to his company:

Here are some articles links that will attempt to sum up his life:




John H. Johnson:
1/19/18 - 8/8/05

He will be sorely missed.


Blogger Cynthia said...

I love this post. This is a very nice picture that you have of Johnson, Cosby, Jackson...

Monday, August 15, 2005 11:09:00 PM  
Blogger Ken B. said...

Thanks, Cynthia. He's truly a legend. I've also been browsing you blog. Nice.

Ken B.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 7:22:00 PM  

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