John H. Johnson was born June 19, 1918. Mr Johnson was an African American businessman and publisher. He was the founder of Johnson Publishing Company (the Editor & Publisher of JET & Ebony magazines). Johnson Publishing Company was the most successful African American publishing company in the United States. In 1982, he became the 1st African-American to appear on the Forbes 400. Mr Johnson was ALSO the CEO of Fashion Fair cosmetics & the 1st African American owned radio station in Chicago.