Charlie Ergen Biography, Age, EchoStar, Dish, Awards, Litigation, Contacts, Personal life, Private jet
Charlie Ergen is an American businessman. He is the co-founder and current Chairman of Dish Network and EchoStar. He stepped down as CEO of Dish in May 2011 in favor of Joseph Clayton. Ergen resumed as CEO upon Clayton’s March 31, 2015 retirement and served as CEO until December 5, 2017, when he promoted President and COO Erik Carlson to CEO. He owns 48 percent of Dish: 6 and 46 percent of Echostar shares. :8 He holds 78 percent of DISH’s: 6 and 72 percent of EchoStar’s: 8 total voting power.