Charles William Ergen

Co-Founder at DISH Network Corp.

Charles William Ergen

Charles William Ergen

Co-Founder at DISH Network Corp.

Overview
Career Highlights

The Telluray Foundation
CONX Corp.
EchoStar Corp.

RelSci Relationships

1160

Primary Location

Littleton, CO

Number of Boards

10

Birthday

03/01/1953 - Oak Ridge, TN, United States

Age

68

Number of Awards

24

Estimated Net Worth

$18.3B

Interests

Basketball

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Co-Founder at DISH Network Corp.

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Chief Executive Officer & President at EchoStar Corp.

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Director & Senior Advisor at DISH Network Corp.

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Former Senior Advisor at DISH Network Corp.

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Hughes Communications, Inc.

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Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at DISH Network Corp.

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Chief Executive Officer & President at DISH Network Corp.

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Executive Vice President & General Counsel at DISH Network Corp.

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Executive Vice President, General Counsel at EchoStar Corp.

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Former President & Chief Operating Officer at DISH Network Corp.

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Charles William Ergen
Co-Founder at DISH Network Corp.
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Director & Senior Advisor at DISH Network Corp.

DISH Network Corp. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of pay-tv services. It operates through Pay-TV and Wireless segments. The Pay-TV segment operates under the DISH brand and Sling brand. The Wireless segment refers to the wireless spectrum licenses and related assets. The company was founded by Charles W. Ergen, Cantey W. Ergen and James DeFranco in 1980 and is headquartered in Englewood, CO.

Education
Bachelor of Science in General Business & Accounting

The University of Tennessee (also referred to as the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, UT Knoxville, UT, or UTK) is a public sun-grant and land-grant university headquartered at Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Founded in 1794, two years before Tennessee entered the Union as the 16th state, it is the flagship institution of the statewide University of Tennessee system with nine undergraduate colleges and eleven graduate colleges and hosts almost 28,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries.

MBA

The Wake Forest University School of Business was established in 1969 as the Babcock Graduate School of Management, admitting its first classes of full-time and executive students in 1971 and presenting its first graduating class in 1973. The Babcock School was established with a gift from the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation and named in honor of Charles H. Babcock, a noted businessman and philanthropist who influenced civic, cultural, and economic development in Winston-Salem and North Carolina.

Memberships
Member
Current

Unite the energy, interest, and knowledge of students, explorers, & lovers of Colorado mountains.

Member
Current

The Giving Pledge is a campaign to encourage the wealthiest people in the world to make a commitment to give most of their wealth to philanthropic causes. The campaign specifically focuses on billionaires and was made public in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. The Huffington Post reported in April 2012 that "81 billionaires committed to giving at least half of their fortunes to charity". As of July 2013, 113 billionaire individuals and couples and one family group have signed the pledge.

Co-Founder
Prior

The Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association is the national trade organization representing the consumer satellite industry. It is committed to creating value added programs to promote growth and sustainability of our member companies through member benefits and training. SBCA also provides industry leadership on advocating for consumer access to the best in satellite delivered services and assuring its availability at a fair price. Founded on December 2, 1986, in Anaheim, California, through the merger of the Society for Private and Commercial Earth Stations (SPACE) and the Direct Broadcast Satellite Association (DBSA).

Career History
Co-Founder
Current

DISH Network LLC engages in the provision of pay-television services. It offers various TV packages and channels, Internet bundles, as well as free installation and smart home services. The company was founded on March 26, 1987 and is headquartered in Englewood, CO.

Chairman
2020 - Current

CONX Corp. is a blank check company. Its purpose is to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses or assets. The company was founded by Charles William Ergen on August 26, 2020 and is headquartered in Littleton, CO.

Executive Chairman
2007 - Current

EchoStar Corp. engages in the design, development, and distribution of digital set-top boxes and products for direct-to-home satellite service providers. It operates through the following business segments: Hughes, and EchoStar Satellite Services (ESS). The Hughes segment provides broadband satellite technologies and broadband internet services to domestic and international consumer customers and broadband network technologies, managed services, equipment, hardware, satellite services and communication solutions to service providers and enterprise customers. The ESS segment owns and leases in-orbit satellites and licenses to lease capacity on a full time and occasional use. The company was founded by Charlie William Ergen, Candy Ergen, and James DeFranco in 1980 and is headquartered in Englewood, CO.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 - $4,999
2017

SEE SCHEDULE O.OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE OUR CLUB MEMBERS WITH A SAFE, SUPPORTIVE, FUN AND ENRICHING ENVIRONMENT THAT INSPIRES AND EMPOWERS THEM TO ACHIEVE THEIR GREATEST POTENTIAL. WE ACCOMPLISH OUR MISSION WITH A FOUNDATIONAL SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING APPROACH THAT IS USED TO DELIVER OUR FIVE PRIMARY PROGRAMS: (1) EDUCATION, (2) THE ARTS, (3) CHARACTER & LEADERSHIP, (4) HEALTH & WELLNESS, AND (5) SPORTS & RECREATION.

$10K +
2010

Children's Hospital Colorado has drawn upon its legacy of providing outstanding pediatric healthcare. A legacy that began in 1908 when volunteers pulled back the canvas flaps on their first tent hospitals to admit a child in need and continued with the opening of Children's Hospital Colorado's doors in 1910 and 1917 endures to this day as Children's Hospital researchers, clinicians and teachers open the doors to exciting advancements in pediatric care.

$10K +
2007

Children's Hospital Colorado has drawn upon its legacy of providing outstanding pediatric healthcare. A legacy that began in 1908 when volunteers pulled back the canvas flaps on their first tent hospitals to admit a child in need and continued with the opening of Children's Hospital Colorado's doors in 1910 and 1917 endures to this day as Children's Hospital researchers, clinicians and teachers open the doors to exciting advancements in pediatric care.

Political Donations
$2,800
2020

Senator at Office of the Senator from North Carolina, Thom Tillis

$2,800
2020

Majority Whip at Office of the House Majority Whip, James Clyburn

$2,800
2020

Representative from Colorado's 5th Congressional District

Transactions
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purchases EchoStar Corp. from DISH Network Corp.

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DISH Network Corp. purchases Cablevision Systems Corp. /Rainbow 1 Satellite Business from Cablevision

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Awards & Honors
Rank #47
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #56
2017
Hurun - Global Rich List
Rank #77
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Events
Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2012 Milken Institute Global Conference

Through a unique international agenda and some of the smartest speakers on the planet, the Milken Institute Global Conference tackles the world’s most difficult challenges in an array of fields - from finance and philanthropy, to the environment and education, to government and health.

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