August 7, 2017: Robert W. Johnson IV was confirmed as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom by the U.S. Senate on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Johnson was nominated to the post on June 22, 2017. Johnson, 70, of New York, is the great-grandson of Robert Wood Johnson I, the co-founder of Johnson & Johnson. Johnson IV is the owner of the New York Jets of the National Football League. Johnson is the chairman and chief executive of the Johnson Company, Inc., a private investment firm that was founded in 1978.