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Portrait de Sumner Redstone
Birthday : 05/27/1923
Place of birth : Boston (Massachusetts) - United States
Public asset : 1,454,157,569 USD
Country of residence : United States
Linked companies : CBS Corporation - Viacom, Inc.

Summary 
Founder of CBS Corp. and Viacom, Inc., Sumner Murray Redstone is a businessperson who has been at the helm of 7 different companies and currently occupies the position of Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of National Amusements, Inc. and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at NAI Entertainment Holdings LLC (a subsidiary of National Amusements, Inc.). Mr. Redstone is also Member-Executive Board at Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc., Member-Overseers Board at The Museum of Fine Arts and Member of The General Hospital Corp. and on the board of 5 other companies.

In the past Sumner Murray Redstone held the position of Chairman of The Jimmy Fund, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Viacom, Inc., Chairman of National Association of Theatre Owners and Member of Tufts Medical Center, Inc.

Mr. Redstone received an undergraduate degree from Harvard University, a graduate degree from Harvard Law School and an undergraduate degree from Boston Latin School.


Current positions of Sumner Redstone 
NameTitle Since
CBS Corporation
(Broadcasting)
Chairman-Emeritus 1986
Viacom, Inc.
(Entertainment Production)
Chairman-Emeritus 1971
National Amusements, Inc. Chairman & Chief Executive Officer 1967
NAI Entertainment Holdings LLC Chairman & Chief Executive Officer 1967
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc. Trustee -
The Paley Center for Media Trustee -
NATL. Amusements (UK) Ltd. Director -
The General Hospital Corp. Member -
The Museum of Fine Arts Member-Overseers Board -
Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc. Member-Executive Board -


Holdings of Sumner Redstone 
NameEquities%Valuation
Viacom, Inc. (VIA)
39,442,41279.8%1,441,620,159 USD
Viacom (VIAB)
Entertainment Production
371,3000.11%12,535,088 USD
CBS Corporation (CBS.A)
400.0001%2,322 USD


Sumner Redstone : Personal Network 
NameLinked companies
Shari Ellen Redstone CBS Corporation
Viacom, Inc.
National Amusements, Inc.
NATL. Amusements (UK) Ltd.
Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc.
The Paley Center for Media
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
Gary L. Countryman CBS Corporation
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
Thomas May Viacom, Inc.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
Cristiana Falcone Sorrell Viacom, Inc.
The Paley Center for Media
Cathy Elizabeth Minehan The General Hospital Corp.
The Museum of Fine Arts
Lawrence Liding CBS Corporation
Viacom, Inc.
Richard D. Parsons CBS Corporation
Charles Edward Phillips Viacom, Inc.
Lawrence P. Tu CBS Corporation
Joseph R. Ianniello CBS Corporation


Biography of Sumner Redstone 
Sumner Murray Redstone (born Sumner Murray Rothstein; May 27, 1923) is an American businessman and is a 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 MTV Networks, BET, and the film studio Paramount Pictures), and are equal partners in MovieTickets.com. According to Forbes as of March 2014 he is worth US $6.2 billion. in Boston, Massachusetts, to Belle (née Ostrovsky) and Michael Rothstein. In 1940, his father changed the family surname from "Rothstein" to "Redstone" Michael Rothstein owned Northeast Theater Corporation in Dedham, Massachusetts—the forerunner of National Amusements—and the Boston branch of the Latin Quarter Nightclub. where he completed the studies for his baccalaureate in three years. Later, Redstone served as First Lieutenant in the United States Army during World War II After this military service, he worked in Washington, D.C., and attended Georgetown University Law School. He transferred to Harvard Law School and received his LL.B. in 1947.). He invested in Columbia Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Orion Pictures, and Paramount Pictures (Redstone's Viacom would buy Paramount in the 1990s), all of which turned over huge profits when he chose to sell their stock in the early 1980s.

In 1979, he suffered severe burns in a fire at the Copley Plaza hotel, in Boston, but survived after thirty hours extensive surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. Though he was warned that he might never be able to live a normal life, eight years later he was fit enough to insist on playing tennis nearly every day and to launch a hostile takeover of Viacom.

Career

Source @ Wikipedia




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Sumner Redstone : Connections 
City of Boston (Massachusetts)
The USAFA Endowment
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
Advancit Capital LLC
National Association of Theatre Owners
NSTAR Gas Co.
Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc.
Eversource Energy Foundation, Inc.
PanAfrican Investment Co. LLC
Stonehill College, Inc.


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