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.

Posts With Charlie Ergen

FCC Vote: Reactions Are Pouring In

Why So Sirius?

Sirius: Sorry, Charlie

Liberty Seriously Considering Sirius?

Sirius-EchoStar-Liberty: Ménage-à-Blah

Sirius: Give Me Liberty or Give Me Ergen

Insert "Sirius Trouble" Pun Here