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Black History Month: Robert Johnson Becomes A Billionaire

HOLLYWOOD , CA - OCTOBER 26: Musician Alicia Keys performs for BET Chairman Robert L. Johnson during his retirement party at the Montmartre Lounge on October 26, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)

Robert Johnson became the first African American to become a billionaire when he sold the cable entertainment network he started, BET in 2001.

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