Chairman and Co-Founder, Dish Network
Charlie Ergen co-founded Dish, formerly EchoStar Communications Corporation, more than 30 years ago, and currently acts as chairman of the board for both Dish and EchoStar. In May 2011, he stepped down from his role as president and CEO, but he’s still very hands- on, focusing on business development and acquisition tactics. And he has a very full agenda: Plans to move into the mobile business, via a proposed acquisition of Clearwire; constant battles with TV networks over everything from ad-skipping to programming fees; and an attempt to take on Netflix by reviving Blockbuster.
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