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Who Is Byron Allen? Comedian Turned Media Mogul Offers $14 Billion For Paramount (2024)

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Who Is Byron Allen? Comedian Turned Media Mogul Offers $14 Billion For Paramount? ›

Byron Allen has had a long and illustrious career in comedy and entertainment. He started his career when he was only in his teens, and has since built a media empire with his LA-based Allen Media Group. Now 62, Allen made headlines this year for his mammoth US$14.3 billion offer for Paramount Global.

Who tried to buy Paramount? ›

Paramount has decided to formally open negotiations with a bidding group led by Sony Pictures Entertainment and the private equity giant Apollo, according to three people familiar with the matter. The move comes after a period of exclusive talks with the Hollywood studio Skydance lapsed on Friday night.

What is Bryon Allen's net worth? ›

Allen, a former stand-up comic turned media mogul, has a net worth of about $735 million, according to Bloomberg estimates. While Allen's ownership of his company accounts for the bulk of his net worth, he also has tens of millions of dollars in personal properties, cash and liquid investments, the estimates show.

Is Byron Allen still married to Jennifer Lucas? ›

Jennifer has been married to Byron Allen since 1 September 2007. They have three children.

How much is Byron Allen worth in 2024? ›

In conclusion, in 2024, Byron Allen stands as a successful entrepreneur and a symbol of determination and triumph. From his roots as a stand-up comedian to becoming a media mogul with a net worth of 800 million dollars, Allen's journey is a testament to the possibilities within the entertainment industry.

Who's trying to buy Paramount? ›

Sony Pictures and private equity firm interested in buying Paramount for $26 billion, AP source says. Sony Pictures and the private equity firm Apollo Global Management have expressed interest in buying Paramount Global for $26 billion, according to a person familiar with the details.

Did Sony and Apollo offer $26 billion for Paramount? ›

Sony Group and Apollo Global Management are said to have made a $26 billion proposal to buy Paramount Global, the owner of CBS and MTV. The offer would be an all-cash deal for Paramount shares and the assumption of debt.

How did Byron Allen make so much money? ›

In 1993, Allen launched his production firm, CF Entertainment, which focused on low-cost TV programming like “Entertainers with Byron Allen,” which Allen produced in-house and offered to local and national networks for free in exchange for a share of advertising revenue.

What company does Byron Allen own? ›

In 1993, comedian, producer, media mogul, and philanthropist Byron Allen founded his Los Angeles-based global media company, Entertainment Studios. The company has additional offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Raleigh.

How old was Byron Allen when he was on Johnny Carson? ›

18-year-old Byron Allen makes his first appearance on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JOHNNY CARSON on May 17, 1979. Comedian and media mogul Byron Allen on Sept.

How much is Jerry Seinfeld's net worth? ›

Jerry Seinfeld Net Worth Tops $1 Billion Thanks to Sitcom - Bloomberg.

Who is the richest actor in the world? ›

List of Top 10 Richest Actors in the World:-
S. No.NameNet Worth (in U.S. Dollar)
1Brock Pierce$ 2 Billion
2Tyler Perry$1 Billion
3Jerry Seinfeld$950 Million
4Dwayne Johnson$800 Million
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How rich is Jay Leno? ›

What is Jay Leno's net worth? As of mid-2023, Jay Leno's net worth was estimated by multiple sources to be around $450 million — more than twice that of fellow late-night entertainer Conan O'Brien (who is worth approx.

Who was the buyer of Paramount? ›

Sony Group Corp. and Apollo Global Management Inc. made a $26 billion proposal to buy Paramount Global, the media giant that owns CBS and MTV, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Who acquired Paramount? ›

Redstone controls Paramount through family holding company NAI, which owns about 80% of the company's Class A voting shares.

Why did Sony buy Paramount? ›

With Paramount in the fold, Sony could open a newfront in the streaming wars that puts its cross-entertainment strategy at the front and centre. Content IP has remained a key priority for Sony's strategic investments over the years, and the Paramount bid is no different.

Who originally owned Paramount? ›

Paramount Pictures Corp. was established in 1914 by W.W. Hodkinson as a film distributor, offering Adolph Zukor's Famous Players Film Company, the Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company, and other producers an outlet for their movies.

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