25 Astonishing Celebrity Divorce Settlements


20. Robert L. Johnson and Sheila Johnson

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While Robert L. Johnson wasn’t a full-fledged celebrity himself, his considerable wealth drew attention to him, having founded Black Entertainment Television (BET) in 1980. So when he sold BET to Viacom, he received a reported $3 billion and who could be happier than his wife, Sheila Johnson who had been his wife for 33 years beginning 1969.

While tabloids were so eager to know the reason behind their divorce, they kept everything private as Sheila walked away with a whopping $400 million fortune. It was a justified amount given her immense work in making BET a success. Peculiarly, she ended up marrying William T. Newman, the chief judge who had presided over her divorce.


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