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John Johnson

Age: 85

entrepreneur who built a publishing empire that now includes Ebony and Jet magazines and made him one of America's wealthiest people. The grandson of slaves, Johnson started his business in 1942 with a $500 loan. Ebony now has a circulation of 1.6 million.

Died: Chicago, Aug. 8, 2005

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