At Their Peaks: Top African-American Women CEOs

January 13, 2012  |  
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Sheila Johnson

Sheila C. Johnson is not a household name, but few black households can say they’ve never heard of her contribution to television. She is the co-founder of Black Entertainment Television, better known as BET and was the creator of award winning program “Teen Summit”. But when her ex-husband Bob Johnson made the call to sell BET to Viacom, they both became billionaires. With her earnings Johnson founded and became CEO of Salamander Hospitality, LLC in 2005. Those lucky enough to enjoy the oasis get to relax at the Woodlands Inn in Summerville, South Carolina, Innisbrook,  a 72-hole Golf & Spa Resort in Innisbrook, Florida, and the Salamander Resort & Spa, in Middleburg, Virginia.

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