'Apprentice' Kwame Jackson lands $3.8 billion deal
NEW YORK - Kwame Jackson is starting to look less like an "Apprentice" and
more like Donald Trump.
The runner-up in the first season of the NBC reality show "The Apprentice"
has completed a multibillion dollar real-estate deal of his own. With two
other partners, Jackson has made a deal with officials in Prince George's
County in Maryland to develop 550 acres into commercial and residential
The deal is worth $3.8 billion and will provide over 32,000 jobs, Jackson
"For me, 'The Apprentice' was the beginning," he told The Associated Press
Tuesday. "It's not a ceiling, it's a floor."
In developing one of the nation's more affluent black counties, "We believe
in being catalysts in what we call the second generation of the civil rights
movement," Jackson said.
His company, Legacy Development Partners, will announce the specifics of the
real estate deal at a news conference Wednesday. It also plans production of
an executive menswear line and a network TV show.
Tracey deMorsella, Managing Producer
Convergence Media, Inc.
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