Viacom power struggle ends with Shari Redstone ushering in a new era for the media company

August 19, 2016 10:41 PM

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Shari Redstone would tell her tough-as-nails father, Sumner Redstone, that she possessed 80% of his brains, 90% of his passion and 100% of his obsessive personality.

Media mogul Sumner Redstone, over the years, seemed to be his daughter’s harshest critic. He would belittle her in public, telling associates that she wasn’t up for the task of leading his beloved media company, Viacom Inc. He sent a letter to Forbes magazine nearly a decade ago, dismissing her cont...

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