"Sheila Crump Johnson" is an American businesswoman, co-founder of Black Entertainment Television/BET, CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, and the first black American female billionaire.
Johnson is team president, managing partner, and governor of the WNBA's Washington Mystics, a position she earned before the 2005 season. On May 24, 2005, Washington Sports and Entertainment Chairman, Abe Pollin, sold the Mystics to Lincoln Holdings LLC, where Johnson served as president. She is the first African-American woman to be an owner or partner in three professional sports franchises: the Washington Capitals (NHL), the Washington Wizards (NBA), and the Washington Mystics (WNBA). Johnson is CEO of Salamander Hospitality, a company she founded in 2005. Salamander's portfolio includes: Reunion Resort located in Reunion, Florida; The Woodlands Resort & Inn, in Summerville, SC; The Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, a , 72 hole PGA Tour/PGA tour golf course in Palm Harbor, FL; and The Salamander Resort & Spa in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Middleburg, Virginia/Middleburg, VA. The Woodlands Resort & Inn was recently sold to Charleston attorney Johnny Linton, but is still managed by Salamander.More Sheila Johnson on Wikipedia.