Robert L. Johnson is the founder of Black Entertainment Television. Robert is an American businessman who’s better known as Bob Johnson. Robert was born on 8th April 1946 in Hickory, Mississippi, US. Bob Johnson has a net worth of $1 Billion. Now, Robert is the founder and also the chairman of “RLJ Development”.
Bob Johnson Net Worth $1 Billion
The founder 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 2 hours a week initially. But soon enough, it started growing. Bob Johnson has started RLJ Companies after selling the BET. This really 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 contained in the “Forbes World’s Rich List”. In the Major League Sports Franchise of North America, he’s the very first Black American as well. A Los Angeles based movie company called “Our Stories Films” continues to be founded by Johnson in the year 2006.
At that time he was the part of “Kappa Alpha Psi” fraternity. He post graduated from the Princeton University. Bob got married to Sheila Johnson in 1969. The couple has one daughter named Paige Johnson along with a son named Brett Johnson. His marriage lasted for thirty three years from 1969 to 2009.