Sheila Johnson

This Wildcatter is as smart as she is successful.

A huge innovator in the entertainment industry, Johnson’s interest extend much further than her start in broadcasting.

  • Diverse portfolio includes entertainment, sports, and hospitality interests.
  • Co-founder of the BET Network.
  • First African-American woman to attain a billion-dollar net worth.
  • Huge player in the Washington sports scene, serving as president, governor, and managing partner for the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, as well as part owner of the NHL’s Washington Capitals, and NBA’s Washington Wizards.
  • Serves as a board member of Americans for the Arts, the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education Foundation, and VH1’s Save the Music Foundation.
  • Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

“Don’t rest on your laurels. There’s always going to be someone behind you who’s going to be better than you. So you need to get out there and keep working.”

“When I was younger there was something in me. I had passion. I may not have known what I was going to do with that passion, but there was something-and I still feel it. It’s this little engine that roars inside of me and I just want to keep going and going.”

-Sheila Johnson