NPR logo

BET Founder Bob Johnson To Open Resort in Liberia

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/93739761/93739750" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
BET Founder Bob Johnson To Open Resort in Liberia

Interviews

BET Founder Bob Johnson To Open Resort in Liberia

BET Founder Bob Johnson To Open Resort in Liberia

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/93739761/93739750" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Bob Johnson

BET founder Bob Johnson is opening a luxury resort in Liberia. Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Getty Images

Black Entertainment Television founder-turned-billionaire developer Bob Johnson is building a four-star, beachfront resort near the Liberian capitol of Monrovia. It's scheduled to open in March of 2009.

For more than a decade, Liberia has been struggling to recover from a civil war. Johnson hopes this project will help improve the country's global image.

He tells Farai Chideya why he decided to invest millions of dollars in Liberia's economy and weighs in on the latest presidential political news.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.