Sheila Johnson Net Worth
Sheila Johnson net worth: Sheila Johnson is an American businesswoman and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $700 million. Sheila Johnson was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania in January 1949. She is the co-founder of BET and the CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts. Johnson is the first black American woman to become a billionaire. She also serves as team president, governor, and managing partner of the Washington Mystics of the WNBA. Johnson graduated from the University of Illinois. She is a Global Ambassador for the humanitarian organization CARE and raised more than $8 million with Sheila's I Am Powerful Challenge. Sheila was married to Robert L. Johnson for 33 years and the couple founded the entertainment network BET. In 1999 the Johnsons sold the company to Viacom. She executive produced the movie A Powerful Noise in 2008. Johnson was ranked #22 on the inaugural Forbes list of America's Richest Self-Made Women in 2015.