John Malone
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United States

Liberty Media



Malone is regarded as one of the savviest bettors in the media sector, with stakes in the Atlanta Braves, Charter Communications, iHeartMedia, Sirius XM Holdings, Live Nation and TripAdvisor. In October 2019, he inspired fervent speculation from market watchers when he sold his remaining voting stock in Lionsgate, while retaining stakes in the studio via his company Liberty Global and Discovery, then turned around and bought an additional $75 million in Discovery stock. From 1973 to 1996, he was CEO of cable operator TCI, which sold to AT&T in 1999 for $55 billion. In 2011, Malone surpassed fellow media mogul Ted Turner to become the largest individual landowner in the U.S., with 2.2 million acres of land including ranches in Wyoming, New Mexico and Colorado.


  • Liberty Media
  • Charter Communications


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

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 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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