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Charles William ERGEN

Primary Position:
Chairman
Primary Company:
DISH Network
Estimated Net Worth:
At least $14.6 billion
Source of Wealth:
Self-Made
Age:
63
Birthday:
1 March 1953
Religion:
Christian (Episcopalian)
Nationality:
United States
Hometown:
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
Marital Status:
Married

Biography

Native of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Ergen was born in 1953. He obtained his Bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee and his MBA from Wake Forest University. Began his career with a snack manufacturer, Frito-Lay as a Financial Analyst in 1976; resigned in 1978. Ergen also served as a Travelling Auditor of a North Carolina-based textile company, Collins and Aikman. In 1980, he co-founded satellite broadcaster based in Colorado, EchoStar Communications Corporation with his wife, Cantey Ergen and friend, James DeFranco. In 1995, he launched ...

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Education History

Institution Name:
Oak Ridge High School
Qualification Name:
Diploma
Education Type:
High School
Start Date:
 
End Date:
 
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Interesting Facts

In June 2015, DISH Network was reportedly in talks with Bellevue, Washington-based mobile network operator T-Mobile US over a possible merger.

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Interests, Passion, Hobbies

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Outdoors - Mountain Climbing
Description: Reportedly likes mountain climbing.

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Sports - American Football
Description: Reportedly, Ergen is a fan of Dallas Cowboys, a professional American football team.

Kind of Interests, Passion and Hobbies: Politics
Description: Generous political donor gives to both sides of the political aisle. Life time giving exceeds $250,000.

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Philanthropy

Giving Profile: Co-Executive Director of The Telluray Foundation. In 2013, the foundation had more than $3 million in assets and donated more than $160,000; gives primarily to health and children's educational causes. Recipients include: Prostate Cancer Education Council, Young Life and Denver School of Science and Technology. In addition, Ergen is a generous philanthropic donor; reportedly, Ergen and his family has donated a cumulative amount of at least $1 million to Children's Hospital Colorado in 2007.

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