Johnson was selected first overall in the 1979 NBA draft by the Lakers where he played for 13 seasons. His career achievements include three NBA MVP Awards, nine NBA Finals appearances, twelve All-Star games, and ten All-NBA First and Second Team nominations. Johnson was also a member of the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team ("The Dream Team"), which won the Olympic gold medal in 1992.
After leaving the NBA in 1992, Johnson has been an advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention, as well as an entrepreneur, philanthropist, broadcaster, and motivational speaker. Johnson is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Magic Johnson Enterprises, an investment conglomerate valued at an estimated $1 billion dollars. The legendary basketball star has morphed into a business powerhouse who has dedicated his life to leaving a positive impact in underserved urban communities. Having left the basketball court for the boardroom, Johnson parlayed the skills and tenacity he acquired on the court into a winning formula for successful business ventures. He was named by Ebony magazine as one of America's most influential black businessmen in 2009.