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Bob Johnson (BET)
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Entrepreneur
    (April 8, 1946- )
    Founder/CEO, Black Entertainment Television (BET)
    Principal Owner of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats
    and WNBA's Charlotte Sting
    He is known in media circles as being cheap.
    Even behind the scenes, rarely are people hired that aren't African-American.
    The very name of his network has repeatedly led to uncomfortable questions.
    His network has been cited for promoting negative stereotypes, particularly with regard to some videos shown on BET.
    His name is Bob, and the name of his team is the Bobcats.
    He is the first African-American to be the principal owner of a North American major-league sports franchise.
    In the beginning, people repeatedly told him his network would be a failure.
    When he sold to Viacom in 1999, he pocketed $2.3 billion (most people only wish they could fail like that).
    BET is now one of the strongest channels on cable, reaching over 67 million viewers.
    In 1991, BET became the first black-controlled company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
    He earned a master's degree in public administration at Princeton.

Credit: Larry Biz


    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 11 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 38 Votes: 44.74% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 16 Votes: 56.25% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 11 Votes: 72.73% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 10 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 78 Votes: 60.26% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 53 Votes: 73.58% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 149 Votes: 78.52% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 442 Votes: 51.58% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 695 Votes: 73.67% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 23 Votes: 56.52% Annoying
 
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