Charlie Ergen Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Charlie Ergen (Charles William Ergen)

Last Updated: 11 Oct, 2023 | Views: 1004

Age: 71

Profession: Business Men

Other Profession(s): Entrepreneur

Famous For: Charlie Ergen

Higher Education: BA, MBA

Charlie Ergen Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
01 Mar, 1953 (71 Years 04 Months 16 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province

Birth District
Oak Ridge

Birth Sign


Charlie Ergen Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Charles William Ergen is a multibillionaire businessman from America. He is a co-founder and the chairman of EchoStar and Dish Network. In favour of Joseph Clayton, he resigned from his position as CEO of Dish in May 2011. After Clayton retired in March 2015, Ergen resumed his role as CEO. He held the position until December 2017, when he appointed president and COO Erik Carlson to the position while continuing to serve as chairman. According to Reuters, the change was made to free Ergen from the day-to-day duties of managing DISH and give him more time to expand the company's developing cellular operations. Ergen holds 48% of the shares in Dish and 46% of the shares in Echostar.


In 1976: Ergen worked for Frito-Lay as a financial analyst.

In 1978: To become self-employed, he "retired" from Frito-Lay.

In 1980: A new business called EchoSphere Corporation was created by Ergen, Candy, and Jim DeFranco, with a $60,000 investment in two C-Band antennas, targeting rural Colorado.

In 1990: Through the sale of junk bonds and the purchase of orbital slots, Ergen raised $335 million for EchoStar.

In 1993: Ergen doubled EchoStar's net income to $20.4 million.

Achievements and Awards:

In 1996: Rocky Mountain News awarded Ergen its Business Person of the Year honour.

In 2001: He was awarded Business Person of the Year a second time.

In 2012: Ergen received an induction into the Hall of Fame for Consumer Electronics.

Unknown Facts:

In Colorado in 1980, Ergen started his first mobile satellite dish business.

In 1996, he marketed Dish to the public.


Charlie Ergen Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 176 cm
In Meters 1.76 m
In feet Inches 5'8"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 80 Kg
In Pounds 176 lbs

Eye Color

Hair Color
Dark Brown

Charlie Ergen Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
William Ergen

Mother's Name
Viola Ergen

Candy Ergen

Dr. Fred Ergen

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