Title

Robert L. Johnson: From Media Mogul to Developing the Largest African-American Owned Hotel Investment Company

Keywords

Robert L Johnson, RLJ development, hospitality entrepreneurs

Abstract

Robert L. Johnson is the co-founder of RLJ Development, the largest African American hotel investment company. At the start of 2008, the company owned 144 hotels with a total of 4,061 guestrooms. Prior to forming RLJ development, Mr. Johnson enjoyed business success as the founder of the iconic media brand, Black Entertainment Television. This article presents the life and entrepreneurial activities of Robert L. Johnson, from his early entrepreneurial activities to the founding of RLJ Development.

Publication Date

4-1-2008

Original Citation

Jackson, L.A., Tesone, D.V., Fjelstul, J. (2009). Robert L. Johnson: From media mogul to developing the largest African-American owned hotel investment company. Journal of Hospitality Education. 20(4), 38-42.

Number of Pages

38-42

Document Type

Paper

Language

English

Source Title

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education

Volume

20

Issue

4

College

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Location

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10963758.2008.10696927

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