Media Mogul Sumner Redstone Dies At 97


(FILES)Former media Mogul Sumner Redstone delivers a speech during the Global Overview conference at the 2007 Global Conference Sessions in Beverly Hills, California in this April 24, 2007 file photo. – Sumner Redstone, the self-made businessman, philanthropist, and World War II veteran who built one of the largest collections of media assets in the world, passed away on August 11, 2020, at the age of 97. HECTOR MATA / AFP.

 

Sumner Redstone, who built up a media empire that includes ViacomCBS, died at the age of 97, National Amusements announced Wednesday.

Redstone grew his company from a modest drive-in movie chain and maintained leadership of the enterprise and prominence in the media industry well into his 80s. In 2016, CBS announced his resignation as executive chairman amid questions over his health and mental competency.

Redstone passed away Tuesday night, National Amusements said in a statement.

AFP

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