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Debra L. Lee

As the chairwoman and CEO of BET Networks, Debra L. Lee has an estimated net worth of $5.5 million, and rightfully so. She’s one of the highest ranking African-American women at media megacorp Viacom, and the holder of a spot in the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. She carries degrees from both Brown and Harvard Law, and has held many titles within BET over the past 25 years. As CEO, she’s redesigned the direction and mission statement of the network, bringing in over $100 million in revenue last year alone. It’s no wonder why The Hollywood Reporter calls her one of “The 100 Most Powerful Women in Entertainment.”

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