Robert Pittman

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Birthday
28, 1953
Birthplace
Mississippi
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
28, 1953 (age 65)
Birthplace
Mississippi

About

Best known for founding MTV, this Mississippi-born entrepreneur also served as CEO of Clear Channel Communications, the Six Flags theme parks, Century 21 Real Estate, America Online, and AOL Time Warner.

Before Fame

During his teenage years, he secured on-air radio work in his hometown of Brookhaven, Mississippi. Later, he headed radio stations in Chicago, Pittsburgh, and New York City.

Trivia

While at MTV, he helped launch Nick at Nite and VH1.

Family Life

His marriage to magazine editor Sandy Hill produced one son and lasted from 1979 until 1997. He later wed Veronique Choa.

Associated With

He and Todd Mason were both successful, southern-born media entrepreneurs.