Despite all the struggles for freedom, the United States is still described as a country where blacks are victims of a fairly underhanded discrimination. While many seek to assert themselves, other African-Americans have managed to make their voices heard. And especially in the audiovisual and cinematographic industries in particular. Here in this article is the ranking of the 10 most influential African Americans in Hollywood in 2017.
10. Tyra Banks
At the age of 33, this legendary model in the United States presents his own Talk shows. These include “America’s Next Top Model” and “The Tyra Banks Show” of which she is also an executive producer. Produced Through its “Bankable Productions” company, “The Tyra Banks Show” attracts more than 2 million viewers in the 18 to 34 age group.
9. Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy earns up to $ 20 million per stamp. This allows him to develop his own projects. After receiving a Golden Globe for his role in “Dreamgirls”, he developed his new film, “Norbit” with his brother recently released in the United States and France. It still provides for other productions.
8. Denzel Washington
Since 1995, in addition to being an actor, Denzel is also a producer via his company “Mundy Lane Entertainment”. He has worked on projects such as the “Devil in Blue Dress”, “The Preacher’s Wife”, “Antwone Fisher”. His upcoming projects include “In Black and White,” a biography of the late Sammy Davis Jr., and he has become a recognized producer.
7. Douglas Calloway
In seventh place Douglas Calloway , president of the NBC Universal Joint Venture on cable.
6. Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry , is the CEO of Tyler Perry Company. He is known for his African-American films that show strong values like love, family, friendship and so on. For example, in 2006, “Madea’s Family Reunion” brought in more than $ 60 million in the United States. In 2007, his sitcom, “Tyler Perry ‘s House of Payne” returns $ 200 million for 100 episodes.
5. Robert L. Johnson
He is the founder of the BET channel. At one time he was “the richest black in the world” but also the first black to own a NBA Basketball team.
4. Earvin “Magic” Johnson
The old glory of basketball can be proud of him. Indeed, he has invested in film distribution and his company, AMC Magic Johnson Theaters has a network of movie theaters that spans several major cities and US states. He is the only major black broadcaster in the United States.
3. Will Smith
The roles in his films have earned him one of Hollywood’s highest paid actors. With his company Overbrook Entertainment, he develops several film projects.
2. Richard Parsons
Richard Parsons is the current CEO of Time Warner, the media giant and Time Magazine publisher, and owner of the magnificent Warner Bros. Studios.
And the gold medal of the ranking goes to the presenter who is no longer present. Weighing $ 1.5 billion, it touches a bit of everything: print media, television, television production, television content for women.