Praise for The Billion Dollar BET In a gripping narrative that is both inspirational and cautionary, Brett Pulley tells us how Robert Johnson built Black Entertainment Television into a billion-dollar media empire. In a remarkable feat of reporting, without Johnsons cooperation, Pulley shows what it really takes to get ahead in America today, and in doing so provides as valuable a cultural as business history. --James B. Stewart Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of DisneyWar, Den of Thieves, and Heart of a Soldier Like or dislike. Agree or disagree. Bob Johnsons richly varied and fascinating life presses you against the window that Brett Pulley opens widely. --Bernard Shaw retired CNN anchor Through his BET network, Bob Johnson reached the pinnacle of capitalism, the billionaire boys club, in the spirit of legions of driven, American moguls .