While CEO’s rake in tons of money each year, some of them are not very public personalities. Others are quite opposite and thrive on media and public attention. Whichever one you would consider unknown to be, there is no denying that the success as a Entertainment businesswoman, Ceo of Black Entertainment Television (BET) has allowed this individual to become one of the most affluent and successful people in the world. Born in to the wonderful family of unknown and unknown, unknown has attended James B. Dudley High School, Brown University, Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Law School until orienting towards Entertainment businesswoman, Ceo of Black Entertainment Television (BET) full-time. In terms of appearance, you can look at the picture for features but unknown stands at unknown tall. But what about money? Is that not why you came here for? Well the figure for unknown is $30 Million, that is how much the net worth is estimated to be.
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To begin with, she was raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. She was educated at James B. Dudley High School and matriculated to Brown University. In 1976, she graduated earning a Bachelor’s degree, then continued with Master’s degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government; moreover, she earned another degree at Harvard Law School. Debra started her career as a law clerk serving the Court for the District of Columbia. Later, she worked as an attorney in Washington D.C. both a steady start to her net worth.
Following this, she entered BET, at first as a corporate secretary, and president and publisher of the publishing division of BET. Then, she went on working in the legal affairs department as Vice President of BET. At the beginning of 1996, she was promoted to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of BET Holdings Inc. After nine years she reached the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. It has been estimated that the company earned in $100 million from only revenue in 2015. Undoubtedly, this helped to increase the outright size of Debra L. Lee’s net worth, as well. It is believed that her net worth will rise in the near future.
Furthermore, Debra L. Lee has other obligations, too, and she serves on the board of directors of Revlon and Marriott. Additionally, she is a director of the Monsanto subsidiary Genuity, WGL Holdings, Washington Gas Light Company and others. It is worth mentioning the fact that all the above mentioned engagements also add sums to the total size of Debra L. Lee’s net worth.
In addition to the previously mentioned career highlights, Debra won the Women of Vision Award by Women in Film & Video in 2002, Madame C. J. Walker Award in 2005 as well as received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Brown University in 2014.
Finally, in the personal life of the businesswoman, she was married to Randal Spencer Coleman, the lawyer from 1985-87, and they have two children Quinn Spencer and Ava. Currently, Debra resides in Washington D.C., USA. Debra L. Lee does not reveal many facts about her personal life, although she is loved by journalists, although she participates in talk shows or gives interviews very rarely, so only a few may boast of getting a positive reply to their invitations.
- Net Worth: $30 Million
- Salary: $5 Million
- Date Of Birth: August 8, 1954
- Place Of Birth: Fort Jackson, South Carolina USA
- Profession: Entertainment businesswoman, Ceo of Black Entertainment Television (BET)
- Education: James B. Dudley High School, Brown University, Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Law School
- Nationality: American
- Spouse: Randal Spencer Coleman (1985-1987)
- Children: Quinn Spencer, Ava Cpencer
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/IamDebraLee
- IMDB: www.imdb.com/name/nm0497137
- Awards: Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame, Women of Vision Award by Women in Film & Video – DC (2002), Doctorate of Humane Letters from Brown University (2014)