Frequent question: How much was BET sold?

How much did Robert Johnson sell BET for?

After taking BET private again in 1998, Johnson and his partners sold BET Holdings to the giant media group Viacom in 2001 for some $3 billion, though he remained at BET as its chief executive officer until 2005. The sale made him the first African American billionaire.

Is Bob Johnson still a billionaire?

Johnson is the former majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. He became the first black American billionaire in 2001.

Robert L. Johnson
Known for Co-founder of BET
Spouse(s) Sheila Johnson (1969 – div. 2001) Lauren Wooden (m. 2016)
Children 2
Website Official website

Who is BET owned by?

Who owns MTV now?

Did Robert Johnson sell his soul?

Johnson’s poorly documented life and death have given rise to much legend. The one most closely associated with his life is that he sold his soul to the devil at a local crossroads to achieve musical success.

Robert Johnson
Years active 1929–1938

What is Sheila Johnson net worth?

Sheila Crump Johnson (born January 25, 1949) is an American businesswoman, co-founder of BET, CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, and the first African-American woman to attain a net worth of at least one billion dollars.

Sheila Johnson
Children 2
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