Bob Johnson, Entrepreneur Extraordinaire

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The RLJ Legacy

Over the span of his career, BET founder and the nation’s first African-American billionaire Robert Johnson has established himself as not only a top-earner, but also a savvy entrepreneur. BET hit the air in 1980 and after twenty years of building the network, Johnson sold BET to Viacom for approximately $3 billion in 2001.

With his latest acquisition of two media companies, BET.com takes a look at the many business projects of its progenitor. — Naeesa Aziz

 

 

 

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