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  • Category: Motion pictures
  • Unveiled: 30 Mar 2012
  • Address:
    7000 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 918th
    Monthly Average: 923rd
  • Notes: Selected for 2012, the 2,467th Star

Sumner Redstone

Previous star: Jack Valenti

Biography

Cover of Sumner Redstone's Autobiography

Source: Amazon

Sumner Murray Redstone (born Sumner Murray Rothstein; May 27, 1923) is an American businessman and media magnate. He is the majority owner and Chairman of the Board of the National Amusements theater chain. Through National Amusements, Sumner Redstone and his family are majority owners of CBS Corporation and Viacom (itself the parent company of Viacom Media Networks, BET Networks, and the film studio Paramount Pictures). According to Forbes, as of March 2014, he is worth US $6.2 billion.

Fact file

  • Born: Sumner Murray Rothstein May 27, 1923 (age 92) Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Nationality: USA
  • Ethnicity: American
  • Occupation: Chairman of National Amusements Executive Chairman of the Board of Viacom and CBS Corporation
  • Net worth: US$6.3 billion (March 2015)
  • Spouse(s): Phyllis Gloria Raphael (1944–1999; divorced) Paula Fortunato (2002–2009; divorced) Sydney Holland (2009 - Present Girlfriend)
  • Children: Shari Redstone Brent Redstone Alexandra Red Redstone
  • Parent(s): Belle Ostrovsky Michael Rothstein

Read more about Sumner Redstone at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

varietyschneider
Variety, 2019-08-15 01:15:47
Inside CBS and Viacom, there are many execs who believe the companies shouldn’t have split in 2005. But after 15 years of operating independent of each other, some of those same execs weren’t so sure the two sides should get back together. But the media landscape has dramatically changed in ...

varietyschneider
Variety, 2019-08-13 20:10:22
It’s been nearly 20 years since Viacom and CBS first announced their intent to merge, in a $35 billion deal that was billed at the time as the biggest ever in showbiz. When Viacom’s Sumner Redstone and then-CBS president and CEO Mel Karmazin revealed the plan at a Sept. 7, ...

cynthialittleton
Variety, 2019-08-13 18:16:22
After days of marathon negotiating sessions, CBS Corp. has reached an agreement to acquire Viacom, marking the latest twist in the saga of the media giants first brought together by Sumner Redstone in 1999. The enlarged company will take taken on the moniker ViacomCBS Inc. The all-stock deal values Viacom ...

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