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, Redstone and his family are majority
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 September 2015, he was worth
Redstone was formerly the executive chairman of both
CBS and Viacom.
In February 2016, at age 92, Redstone resigned both chairmanships
following a court-ordered examination by a geriatric psychiatrist. He
was ultimately succeeded by
Leslie Moonves at
CBS and Philippe Dauman
at Viacom, where he currently serves as chairman emeritus.
1 Early life and education
2.2 Paramount Pictures
4 Political views
6 Personal life
8 Further reading
9 External links
Early life and education
Redstone was born to a Jewish family in Boston, Massachusetts, to
Belle (née Ostrovsky) and Michael Rothstein. In 1940, at Sumner's
behest, his father agreed to change the family surname from
"Rothstein" to "Redstone" ("Red stone" is a literal translation of
the German-Jewish name, "Rothstein"). Michael Rothstein owned
Northeast Theater Corporation in Dedham,
Massachusetts (the forerunner
of National Amusements) and the
Boston branch of the Latin Quarter
Redstone attended the
Boston Latin School, from which he graduated
first in his class. In 1944, he graduated from Harvard College,
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 with a team that decoded Japanese messages.
After his military service, he worked in Washington, D.C., and
attended Georgetown University Law Center. He transferred to Harvard
Law School and received his law degree in 1947.
After completing law school, Redstone served as special assistant to
U.S. Attorney General
Tom C. Clark
Tom C. Clark (who later served as Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court of the
United States from 1949 to
1967) and then worked for the
United States Department of Justice
Tax Division in
Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, and thereafter
entered private practice. In 1954, he joined his father's theater
National Amusements and in 1967, he became CEO of the
company. As the company grew, Redstone came to believe that content
would become more important than distribution mechanisms: channels of
distribution (in varied forms) would always exist, but content would
always be essential (Redstone coined the phrase, "Content is
king!"). 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 of extensive surgery at
Massachusetts General Hospital. Though he was warned that he might
never be able to live a normal life again, eight years later he was
fit enough to insist on playing tennis nearly every day and to launch
a hostile takeover of Viacom. Redstone has discussed the story of
surviving the fire as a reflection of his strong determination and
will to live.
Looking for a new business venture, he set his sights on Viacom
International, a company which he had already been buying stock in as
an investment and was a spin-off of
CBS in 1971 after the FCC ruled
that television networks could not syndicate programs following their
Viacom syndicated most of CBS's in-house productions
(such as Hawaii Five-O and Gunsmoke, as well as the pre-1960 Desilu
Productions library which
CBS acquired in 1960,
I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy being
among the acquired programs), but also made a lot of money from
syndicating other programs, including most of Carsey-Werner
Productions' shows (The Cosby Show, Roseanne, and A Different World),
as well as syndicating shows for other companies (Columbia Pictures
All in the Family
All in the Family was one notable example, as was MTM
Enterprises' The Mary Tyler Moore Show), and cable channels
(Nickelodeon's Double Dare and Finders Keepers (co-syndicated with
20th Television) were two examples).
Viacom also owned
MTV Networks (formerly known as Warner-AMEX
Satellite Entertainment), which owned
MTV and Nickelodeon. In
addition, other properties included
Showtime Networks (a
pay-television network similar to
HBO and Cinemax) and The Movie
MTV Networks in 1985 for $550 million from
Steve Ross' Warner Communications. (WCI bought American Express' share
and then sold the entire entity to Viacom, as they felt that they
could not make a lot of money from the venture and the bias of a
studio owning cable channels would be a conflict of interest. The
studio's stance changed in 1995, when as
Time Warner it bought Turner
After a four-month hostile takeover in 1987, Redstone won
voting control of
Viacom and led a series of acquisitions to make
Viacom one of the top players in modern media along with Bertelsmann,
News Corporation, Time Warner, Sony, Disney, and
NBC Universal (owned
Redstone's next acquisition was the purchase of Paramount
Communications (previously Gulf+Western), parent of Paramount Pictures
in 1993. He engaged in a bidding war with
Barry Diller (former board
member of Vivendi Universal and CEO of IAC/InterActiveCorp) and John
Malone (president of TCI/Liberty Media), and had to raise his bid
three times. Some say that Redstone overpaid, but after he shed
certain assets — the
Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden properties (which
included the NBA's NY Knicks and the NHL's NY Rangers) to Charles
Cablevision and Simon & Schuster's educational publishing
Pearson PLC — for almost $4 billion, Redstone turned
Viacom's expenditure into a substantial profit. Under Redstone's
leadership, Paramount went on an almost ten-year streak of record
performance, producing such films as Saving Private Ryan, Titanic (one
of the highest-grossing films of all time and Best Picture Academy
Braveheart (Best Picture Academy Award), and
Forrest Gump (also a Best Picture winner) and the creation of the
hugely successful Mission: Impossible series of pictures.
Redstone replaced the team of Jonathan Dolgen and
Sherry Lansing in
2004 after their nine-year winning streak ended. Along with the
strong slate of films they oversaw, Dolgen and Lansing’s
accomplishments included: doubling the size of Paramount's music
publishing division, Famous Music; expanding UCI Cinemas into 13
foreign countries; creating the Digital Cinema Initiatives standards
body for the new digital film technology; and launching the UPN
Network (later part of
CBS and now called the CW). The current
Paramount Pictures consists only of the movie studio, the other groups
having been sold or parceled out to other divisions.
Since arriving at Paramount in 2005,
Chairman and Chief Executive
Brad Grey has led a return to fortune at the box
office. He has overseen the creation or revitalization of
several major franchises, including Transformers,
Star Trek and
Paranormal Activity. Paramount has also forged productive
relationships with top-tier filmmakers and talent including J.J.
Abrams, Michael Bay and Martin Scorsese. The 2010
Paramount slate achieved much success with Shutter Island and a True
Grit remake, reaching the biggest box office totals in the storied
careers of Martin Scorsese and the Coen Brothers,
respectively. In addition, during Grey’s tenure, Paramount
launched its own worldwide releasing arm, Paramount Pictures
International, and has released acclaimed films such as An
Inconvenient Truth, Up in the Air, and There Will Be Blood.
The Paramount acquisition was only the tip of the iceberg. He
purchased Blockbuster Entertainment, which included Aaron Spelling's
production company and a huge library of films, much of which has been
merged into Paramount Pictures. Blockbuster has now been spun off into
its own independent entity. Redstone acquired
CBS Corporation in 2000
and then spun it off as a separate company in 2005, taking with it all
of Paramount's television shows and catalog. Following the
Viacom consists of
MTV Networks (MTV,
Nickelodeon, VH1, Noggin etc.), music publishing (Famous Music) and
In December 2005, Redstone announced that Paramount had agreed to buy
DreamWorks SKG for an estimated $1.6 billion. The acquisition was
completed on February 1, 2006. A subsequent financing brought Viacom's
investment down to $700 million. The animation studio, DreamWorks
Animation, was not included in the deal as it has been its own company
since late 2004. However, Paramount had the rights to distribute films
DreamWorks Animation until 2013.
On June 1, 2012,
Paramount Pictures renamed the Administration
Building on the studio lot the
Sumner Redstone Building in a
dedication ceremony attended by employees of
Paramount Pictures and
One of Redstone's largest acquisitions came in the form of Viacom's
former parent, CBS. Former
Viacom President and COO
Mel Karmazin (who
was then the President of CBS) proposed a merger to Redstone on
favorable terms and after the merger completed in 2000,
some of the most diversified businesses imaginable.
Viacom had assets
in the form of broadcast networks (
CBS and UPN), cable television
networks (MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, MTV2, Comedy Central, BET, Nick at
Nite, Noggin/The N, TV Land, CMT, and Spike TV), pay television
(Showtime and The Movie Channel), radio (Infinity Broadcasting, which
produced the immensely popular
Howard Stern radio shows), outdoor
advertising, motion pictures (Paramount Pictures), and television
production (Spelling Entertainment, Paramount Television, Big Ticket
CBS Productions, and
Viacom Productions), and King
World Productions (a syndication unit, which notably syndicates the
runaway daytime hit, The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as Dr. Phil,
Wheel of Fortune, and Jeopardy!), among others.
Viacom split in 2006, Redstone remained chairman of both
companies but two separate CEOs were appointed for each company.
Redstone's trusts made it clear that his daughter, Shari Redstone
(Vice-Chairwoman of the Board of
CBS as well as President
of National Amusements), was set to assume his role upon his death.
However, a November 22, 2006,
New York Times
New York Times article indicated that
Redstone was reconsidering his daughter's role. In 2007, they feuded
publicly over issues of corporate governance and the future of the
Documents were made public which verify that, as part of a settlement
from Sumner's first divorce, all of Sumner's stock is in irrevocable
trusts that will be left for his grandchildren. On March 1, 2010,
Sumner publicly confirmed that all of his stock would be left for his
five grandchildren (Brandon Korff, Kimberlee Korff, Tyler Korff, Keryn
Redstone, and Lauren Redstone).
Redstone made arrangements to step down as CEO of
Viacom in 2006.
Mel Karmazin resigned in 2004, two heirs apparent were named:
Co-President and Co-COO
Leslie Moonves (who was number 2 to Karmazin
at CBS; he was the former head of
Warner Bros. Television
Warner Bros. Television and before
that, Lorimar Television) and Co-President and Co-COO
Tom Freston (who
had been President and CEO of
MTV Networks since 1987 and had been
with the company since the formation of
MTV Networks' precursor
company, Warner-AMEX Satellite Entertainment). After the
was approved by the board on June 14, 2005, Moonves headed CBS, and
Freston headed the new Viacom, Inc.
On September 5, 2006, Redstone removed Freston as President and CEO of
Viacom and replaced him with director and former
Philippe Dauman. Redstone also brought back former CFO Tom Dooley.
This was surprising to many, as Freston had been seen by many as
Redstone's heir apparent, and Redstone had touted that Freston would
run the company after he retired. Redstone publicly stated that he let
Freston go because of Viacom's lack of aggressiveness in the
digital/online arena, lack of contact with investors, and a lackluster
upfront (coupled with falling viewership) at
In February 2016, at age 92, after a court-ordered examination by a
geriatric psychiatrist whose findings were not publicly disclosed,
Redstone relinquished the chairmanship of
CBS to Moonves and the
Viacom to Dauman. In May 2016, Los Angeles
Superior Court Judge David Cowan dismissed a lawsuit alleging that
Redstone was mentally incompetent, although the judge stated it
was "not in dispute that Redstone suffers from either mild or moderate
dementia"; in addition to this, his speech is now severely
impaired. Two weeks later, another such lawsuit was filed in
Currently, Redstone owns over seventy percent of the voting interest
CBS Corporation are both controlled by Redstone
through National Amusements. Redstone sold his holdings of Midway
Games, of over 89 percent, in December 2008.
Redstone's autobiography, A Passion to Win (co-written with author
Peter Knobler), was published in 2001 by Viacom's Simon &
Schuster. This book details everything from Redstone's life as a young
Boston to the difficult takeover of
Viacom and the problems he
overcame in purchasing and managing both Blockbuster Video and
Paramount Pictures. The book also recounts the legendary
Viacom was a spin-off company of
CBS to syndicate its programs, and
the subsidiary bought the parent almost 30 years later).[citation
Viacom's broadcasting properties at the time of A Passion to Win's
release included several radio stations and two TV stations: WBZ CBS
4, which had just become a
CBS O&O through a merger with
Westinghouse four years before
CBS merged, and WSBK
in Redstone's hometown, Boston.
A longtime Democratic supporter, with a history of donating to many
Democratic campaigns, including regular donations to Ted Kennedy, John
Kerry, and former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, Redstone
George W. Bush
George W. Bush over Kerry in the 2004 Presidential
election, allegedly because he argued that Bush would be better for
his company and the economy. Despite this public endorsement, he
donated money to Kerry during the primaries and was involved in the
Rathergate scandal meant to hurt Bush's reelection.
Sumner Redstone has contributed over $150 million to various
In April 2007, Sumner M. Redstone announced a commitment of $105
million in charitable grants to fund research and patient care
advancements in cancer and burn recovery at three major non-profit
healthcare organizations. The cash contributions of $35 million each
will be paid out over five years to FasterCures/The Center for
Accelerating Medical Solutions, based in Washington, D.C.; the
Cedars-Sinai Prostate Cancer Center in Los Angeles, California; and
Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
Over the last few years, Redstone has contributed $1.5 million to the
Global Poverty Project.
He has given millions of dollars to the Cambodian Children's Fund, a
nonprofit program that provides a wide range of critical health and
educational services to impoverished and abused children in the
capital city of Phnom Penh. Redstone's contribution will be used to
create the Sumner M. Redstone Child Rescue Center, a stand-alone
facility scheduled to open during the fall of 2007 for children 5 to
In early 2010, Redstone pledged a $1 million gift to
Autism Speaks in
support of scientific research into the causes of autism and effective
treatments. Redstone had given financial support to Autism Speaks
previously. In 2011, Redstone gave an additional $500,000 to the
group in support of its Translational Research Initiative, bringing
his cumulative lifetime contribution to
Autism Speaks to $1.7
In July 2010, Redstone donated $24 million to the Keck School of
Medicine of the University of Southern
California to support cancer
In September 2012, Redstone donated $18 million to the Boston
University School of Law. The gift funded, in part, the construction
of the five-story Sumner M. Redstone Building, a classroom building
which opened in 2014.
Since October 2012, Redstone has donated a total of $350,000 to the Go
Campaign, which funds projects in 21 countries with a focus on helping
orphans and other needy children.
In May 2013, the Sumner M. Redstone Charitable Foundation donated $1
million to Literacy Inc., a New York City-based nonprofit literacy
In January 2014, it was announced that the Sumner M. Redstone
Charitable Foundation had donated $10 million to Harvard Law School
for public-interest fellowships, the largest charitable contribution
ever made to the law school in support of public service. The money
supports students who work in public-interest positions after
In 1947, he married Phyllis Gloria Raphael. In 1999, they
divorced. They had two children:
Brent Redstone and Shari Redstone.
Three years after his divorce, he married Paula Fortunato, a former
primary school teacher 39 years his junior.
Sumner Redstone filed for
divorce from her on October 17, 2008. Their divorce was finalized
on January 22, 2009. Redstone owns a house in the
Beverly Park area of
Beverly Hills, California, which he purchased in 2002 for
In July 2010, Redstone was caught on tape trying to find the source of
an apparently embarrassing leak within his own MTV. Redstone offered
money and protection to a journalist if he would give up his source.
Redstone had been pushing the
MTV management to give more airtime to
the band the Electric Barbarellas. On the message, Redstone tells the
reporter that "we're not going to kill" the source, adding "We just
want to talk to him". The 87-year-old Redstone also tells the reporter
he will be "well rewarded and well protected" if he would reveal the
source. Peter Lauria told NBC's Today show he would not do it.
Viacom Inc. spokesman, Carl Folta confirmed to Today that it was
Redstone's voice on the message and said the mogul had made a
Viacom source told the New York Post, "Sumner wants to
be consequential. Sumner is really proud of what he did. This guy is
loving it… He likes people to know he's still alive".
In August 2015, Redstone split with his live-in girlfriend, Sydney
Holland, after five years together.
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Sumner Redstone on IMDb
Sumner Redstone at Viacom, Inc.
Sumner Redstone Foundation
Appearances on C-SPAN
Bob Bakish (CEO)
Ellen V. Futter
Alan C. Greenberg
Sumner Redstone (
Viacom Media Networks
Global Entertainment Group
Comedy Central Extra
VH1 Classic Europe
Nick at Nite
Paramount Motion Pictures Group
Paramount Pictures Corporation
United International Pictures
United International Pictures (50% ownership)
MTV branded labels
Comedy Central Films
KVMM-CD (part of Tres)
Comedy Central Records
Viacom 18 (India)
Nickelodeon Kids & Family Virtual Worlds Group
Nickelodeon on Sunset
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Viacom Entertainment Store
Gulf and Western Industries
Viacom criticisms and controversies
David R. Andelman
Joseph A. Califano Jr.
William S. Cohen
Charles K. Gifford
Bruce S. Gordon
Broadcast TV assets
The CW (co-owned with Warner Bros.)
Decades (co-owned with Weigel Broadcasting)
CBS Broadcast Center
CBS Studio Center
CBS Television City
Ed Sullivan Theater
CBS Television Studios
CBS Television Distribution
Big Ticket Entertainment
CBS Television Stations
CBS Sports Network
Pop (50% with Lionsgate)
AXS TV (minority stake)
CBS Studios International
CBS All Access
CBS Sports HQ
Simon & Schuster
Atria Publishing Group
Gallery Publishing Group
Simon & Schuster
Simon & Schuster Audio Publishing
Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
CBS News Radio
CBS Sports Radio
CBS Consumer Products
CBS Home Entertainment
CBS Sports HQ
CBS Paramount Domestic Television
Paramount Network Television
Paramount Stations Group
Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Gulf and Wester