John Malone
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United States

Liberty Media



Malone’s moves are closely watched at a time of media and entertainment transformation. The cable mogul who helped establish modern pay TV has been vocal about the challenges traditional media faces as the tech behemoths — Amazon, Netflix, Apple, Google — strengthen their foothold on streaming. His mantra of content companies needing global reach is a driving force of the heated media M&A climate. Investors take their clues from how Malone handles his investments, both his personal holdings and those of Liberty and its affiliated companies. His reach spans Discovery, Lionsgate, Charter Communications, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Live Nation, Expedia and TripAdvisor. While in mid 2018, he exited the boards of Charter and Lionsgate, his imprint remains.


  • Liberty Media
  • Charter Communications
  • Tele-Communications, Inc.


  • Yale University (CT, USA)
  • New York University (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact
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John Malone Steps Down From Charter Board

John Malone Steps Down From Charter Board

John Malone, the savvy media industry investor who has parlayed stakes in a variety of entertainment companies to his long-term benefit, will step down from the board of directors of Charter Communications, the second corporate board he has left in recent days.Malone said earlier in July that he would retire from the board of Lionsgate.Charter, one of the nation’s biggest cable operators, said in a statement Tuesday that Malone “will attend Board meetings and provide active support and advice” but...


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