BET Cofounder Sheila Johnson’s Path To A Multimillion Dollar Fortune | Building Fortunes | Forbes

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This episode of Building Fortunes takes a look Sheila Johnson’s career rise. Sheila Johnson cofounded cable TV channel Black Entertainment Network in 1979 with her then-husband Robert. Viacom bought it for $2.9 billion in 2001. After her divorce in 2002, she sold off her shares and has since invested in hotels in Florida and Virginia, planes, real estate and horses. Her Innisbrook resort in Palm Harbor, Florida, hosts an annual PGA Tour championship. She was an executive producer of the critically-acclaimed 2013 film The Butler, which tells the story of a former slave turned White House employee.

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