Michael Roberts: Meet the American billionaire now 'king' of Ada in Ghana

Michael Roberts: Meet the American billionaire now 'king' of Ada in Ghana

- Michael V. Roberts, has been enskinned the Economic 'King' of Ada in Accra

- The American Business mogul and billionaire is in Ghana to mark the Year of Return - 2019

- Michael V. Roberts's coronation comes off today, Thursday, December 12, 2019

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African-American billionaire and business titan, Michael V. Roberts, who has established legacy businesses across the world, has been enskinned the Economic King of Ada in the eastern part of Greater Accra Region, Ghana.

Prominent American author, Dr Boyce Watkins, who together with his son joined the Diaspora Royal Family in Ada as part of activities to mark the Year of Return – 2019, took to Instagram to announce that Robert’s coronation comes off on Thursday [today], December 12, 2019.

''My son David and I are now part of the Diaspora Royal Family in the ADA region of Ghana. The economic King is billionaire Michael V Roberts. Our coronation is tomorrow,'' Dr Boyce Watkins said.

About Michael V. Roberts

Born on October 24, 1948, entrepreneur Michael Victor Roberts, Sr. began his first business selling dashikis and other African merchandise to area bookstores.

The St. Louis in Missouri native was born to Delores Talley Roberts and Victor Roberts.

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Roberts studied law at St. Louis University School of Law, and in 1974, earned his J.D. degree and began Roberts-Roberts and Associates, a business and construction management firm headquartered in St. Louis.

In 1976, Roberts worked as St. Louis campaign manager for Jimmy Carter.

In 1981, Roberts and his brother began Roberts Broadcasting.

After establishing WRBU-TV in St. Louis, the Roberts Brothers would build eleven more television stations across the country.

In 1999, the Roberts Brothers opened the first Sprint PCS-affiliated wireless store in Jefferson City, Missouri. It was the only PCS-affiliated company owned by African Americans.

The Roberts Companies include a $460 million thirty-four-company organization, with an aviation division, a gated Bahamas community and other real estate developments.

Roberts serves as chairman of the board, while his brother Steven serves as president.

Year of Return, Ghana 2019

The ''Year of Return, Ghana 2019'' marks the 400-year anniversary of the first enslaved Africans’ arrival in Jamestown in the US. The Year of Return represents an effort to unite Africans on the continent with their brothers and sisters in the diaspora.

In other stories, YEN.com reported the Chief Executive Officer of Despite Group of Companies, Osei Kwame 'Despite', has been spotted in his McLaren 720S Spyder on the streets of Accra.

Omgvoice.com reports the $325,000 black and white McLaren 720s car registered in 2018, was spotted in traffic at Dzorwulu by a member, Martin Edem Klutsey of the famous Trotro Diaries group.

The supercar was first spotted in September 2018 making the recent sighting the second time it has been in public. The revered business mogul is known for his extraordinary taste for cars.

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