Net Worth: $1 Billion
- Source of Wealth Media
- Age 66 years old
- Birth Place Hickory, Mississippi, U.S.
- Full Name Robert L. Johnson
- Nationality American
- Date of Birth April 8, 1946
- Ethnicity African American
- Occupation media mogule
- Education Princeton University (1972), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1968), Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
- Children 1
About Bob Johnson
Robert L. Johnson is the founder of Black Entertainment Television. He is an American businessman who is better known as Bob Johnson. He was born on 8th April 1946 in Hickory, Mississippi, US. Bob Johnson has a net worth of $1 Billion. He was the former Chairman Executive Officer of Black Entertainment Television. Currently, he is the founder and also the chairman of “RLJ Development”.
He has made his wealth by founding the television network called “Black Entertainment Television” (BET) and as a former co-owner of NBA Franchise as well. In January 1980, Black Entertainment Television started it broadcasting. It was only for two hours a week initially. But soon enough, it started growing. Bob Johnson has started RLJ Companies after selling the BET. This is called “Second Act” by him. He also became famous by the title “First African-American Billionaire” in the year 2001. He was the first black person to be included in the “Forbes World’s Rich List”. In the Major League Sports Franchise of North America, he is the first Black American as well. A Los Angeles based movie company called “Our Stories Films” has been founded by Johnson in the year 2006.
Bob graduated in 1968 from the “University of Illinois”. At that time he was the part of “Kappa Alpha Psi” fraternity. He post graduated from the Princeton University. He got married to Sheila Johnson in 1969. The couple has one daughter named Paige Johnson and a son named Brett Johnson. His marriage lasted for thirty three years from 1969 to 2009.
Earnings & Financial Data
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- Earnings 2009
- Earnings 2007
- Earnings 2001
Value of his 778-room resort in Liberia
Investment in a private equity fund in Africa
Asset Aug. 2001
Value of 100 hotels he bought from Dean White
Sale of Asset 2001
Value of BET when bought by Viacom where he remained the CEO until 2006