MTV – Estimated Net Worth Value: $ 7 BILLION
The New York-based cable television channel MTV was originally conceptualized as an outlet for music videos playing 24 hours a day targeting young adults, way back when it first aired in August 1981. Television personalities known as video jockeys would host MTV’s shows, providing information on bands and music. Today, MTV no longer plays just music videos, but a whole other mélange of shows relating to pop culture, including reality shows, and live concert broadcasts including the popular MTV Unplugged. MTV’s main audiences today are teens, and the company has spawned international channels in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas.