Sumner Murray Redstone was an American billionaire businessman and media magnate. He was the majority owner and chairman of the National Amusements theater chain. Through National Amusements, Redstone, up until his death, was, and his family remain, majority voting shareholders of mass media conglomerate ViacomCBS, in turn, the parent company of the Paramount Pictures film studio, the CBS television network, and various cable networks. According to Forbes, as of April 2020, he was worth US$2.6 billion.
Billionaire and media titan Sumner Redstone died on Tuesday. He was 97. As chairman of Viacom and National Amusements, Redstone drew headlines both for his deal-making as well as his turbulent personal..