Wed, 08/12/2020

Remembering Sumner Redstone

Sumner Redstone

We’re sad to learn that executive Sumner Redstone has passed away at the age of 97. Redstone began his career in entertainment working for his father’s drive-in movie chain, which he expanded by purchasing Viacom in 1987. He went on to build a media empire, which included acquiring Paramount, Blockbuster, and CBS.

Below are some selections from his 2000 interview:

On acquiring CBS:

On acquiring Viacom:

On his philosophy for success:

Watch Sumner Redstone’s full interview and read his obituary in The New York Times.