5 of the Richest Black Business People In America You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Sheila_Johnson_1-805x1024Sheila Johnson

Net Worth: $400 million

She is the co-founder of Black Entertainment Television along with ex-husband Robert Johnson. According to Techscio, Sheila Johnson is the second-richest Black American woman after media proprietor Oprah Winfrey.

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  1. one day

  2. …yet black people as a whole still only own one half of one percent of the total U.S. wealth. ..

  3. Sounds like more blacks need to get off their but and create some wealth. Follow the templates

  4. Soon this will be me! Thanks in advance 🙂

  5. Progress, is always a plus.

  6. We have to start somewhere. If you have your own that's start and we have started.

  7. That's right.

  8. Congratulations, in advance.

  9. Well… I think I know why we have never heard of these people. Sheila Johnson BET I don't think the BET network is the most positive depiction of black culture in fact it threw us back into the coon era. Ulysses Bridgeman Jr. Wendy's (fast food) with all the high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
    in the black community why doesn't he start a health food franchise? Both R. Donahue Peebles and Quintin Primo own real estate corporations…then why are so many blacks losing their homes or are unable to get one. Last Janice Bryant Howroyd ACT I – I worked for this temp agency and that's all I got was temp jobs nothing led to a solid career I had to leave and find my own permanent well paying job. So the gate keepers are not keeping black folks in mind when they make their money.

  10. The programming wasn't like that when they owned it. The Husband would have real African Programming and refused a lot of bull crap that Viacom produced when they got hold of it.

    Junk was dealt by the pound after it was purchased but we didn't really support it like we should until after the White Corporation bought it. All they doing is giving what we want. If we want real content we would have supported the station much earlier.