John Legere
United States




In April 2018, Legere reached agreement on a $26.5 billion merger with Sprint. If the deal gets federal approval, it would create a company with a combined value of $140 billion. The process involved months of negotiations and meetings with the board of directors, banks, consultants and law firms, a nearly 700-page public-interest statement to the FCC and an appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee that saw him sporting a magenta T-Mobile T-shirt under his black, logo’d T-Mobile blazer. In the midst of it all, he still had to deal with running the wireless company, for which he engineered the acquisition of OTT Internet-delivered cable startup Layer3 TV to increase consumer choice and laid out his vision to employees around the country on his nationwide #UnstoppableTour.


  • AT&T
  • Global Crossing
  • Dell


  • University of Massachusetts–Amherst (MA, USA)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA, USA)
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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T-Mobile CEO John Legere Pokes Fun at Verizon’s Go90 Closure

T-Mobile CEO John Legere Pokes Fun at Verizon’s Go90 Closure

T-Mobile CEO John Legere took to Twitter Friday afternoon to make fun of Verizon's decision to close its Go90 video service.Titled "Things that lasted longer than #Go90 starter pack," Legere posted an image depicting, among other things, Korean pop star Psy's "Gangnam Style" dance, a Microsoft Zune music player, a man bun, Beanie Babies and a selfie stick. announced the closure of Go90 Thursday. The telco had launched the video service in late 2015, and positioned it as an ad-supported...


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