Mannie Jackson


While Mannie Jackson was a standout player for the Harlem Globetrotters in the 1960s, his legacy with the Globetrotters and the game of basketball was as the team’s owner. Jackson became the first African-American to own a major international sports/entertainment organization when he purchased the Globetrotters in 1993. Jackson achieved a dramatic corporate turnaround, reviving the near-bankrupt organization and restoring its status as one of the most admired and publicized teams in the world while increasing revenue five-fold and rebuilding the fan base to near record levels. During Jackson’s regime, the Globetrotters charitable contributions totaled more than $11 million. In…
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