WHM Day 10: Sheila Johnson, Billionaire & Founder of Salamander Hotels & Resorts, partner in WE Capital, and Owner of Washington Wizards (NBA), Washington Mystics (WNBA) & Washington Capitals (NHL)

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Sheila Johnson is one of my role models. I had the pleasure of meeting her a number of years back at the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit. I had been watching her since her divorce from then husband Bob Johnson (BET, Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets fame).
Sheila was the co-founder of BET with her then husband. She was an active participant in growing the company. She and Bob Johnson divorced,leaving her a single mother, and she went off on her own to build her own businesses. She was able to take what had and turn it into a billion dollar empire (including Salamander Hotels & Resorts). AND she also has ownership of the Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals of the NHL and the Washington Mystics of the WNBA, making her one of if not the only woman to have ownership in NBA, WNBA and NHL WITHOUT having it by proxy of a spouse. If you’re familiar with Tampa, you’ll know of her Innisbrook resort. She co-founded WE Capital to invest in female founded companies.
She is the FIRST Black Woman Billionaire (not Oprah, as has been reported). She has truly built her fortune after a divorce and built an billion dollar+ empire.
Til next time,
Adrienne Graham
Founder, Mogul Chix, LLC
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Adrienne Graham is the Founder of Mogul Chix (www.mogulchix.com), a global company and community for female founders and women entrepreneurs. She works with female-founded companies to grow, scale & making them investment ready. She is CEO of Empower Me! Corporation (www.empowerme.org), a growth strategies consultancy for high growth companies. She provides Strategic Business Growth advisory services to companies with high growth potential to assist clients in creating processes and strategies to effectively scale, run, grow and position their business for success. Adrienne is an author, serial entrepreneur and avid techie dedicated to promoting inclusive diversity in the tech, VC and startup community. She is steadily building her empire one company at a time. She is also a Mentor for the Straight Shot Accelerator in Omaha, NE, which helps guide startups into successfully launched ventures.


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