Achievements

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      Charles Ergen is an avid mountain climber who has scaled Mount Everest, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Mount Aconcagua.

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      He is a member of the Colorado Mountain Club and has climbed all of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks.

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      Charles Ergen was named ‘Master Entrepreneur of the Year’ for the Rocky Mountain region by INC Magazine in June 1991.

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      Charles Ergen has been recognized with a Rocky Mountain News’ Business Person of the Year Award in 1996 and honored a second time in 2001.

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      Charles Ergen also won the Frost & Sullivan 2001 CEO of the Year of the Satellite Industry.In 2000 he was named ‘Space Industry Business Man of the Year’. He was named one of the ‘World’s Best CEOs’ by Barron’s magazine in 2007. He co-founded of the Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association.

Charles Ergen has passion for climbing mountains and as an active member of Colorado Mountain Club.

Charles Ergen owns a luxurious apartment situated in Littleton, Colorado.

Possessions

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      Charles Ergen has a ranch a couple of miles from Chimney Peaks Ranch, which is at the foot of the peak of the San Juan Mountains.

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      Charles Ergen owns nearly 600 agricultural acres near Ridgway on Enchanted Mesa Ranch.

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      He owns a luxurious apartment at Littleton, Colorado.

Interesting Facts

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      Charles Ergen is well-known for his frugality. His office is furnished with second-hand couches. He does not fly first class.

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      Besides mountain climbing, his interests include poker and pickup basketball.

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      In 1980, Charles Ergen and a friend were kicked out of a casino in Lake Tahoe, Nevada after Ergen’s friend was caught mouthing the numbers of cards as they were dealt.

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      Charles Ergen played a key role in fighting for American consumers’ rights to watch local television channels via satellite, which became a reality after the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act was passed in 1999.

Charles Ergen has a ranch a couple of miles from Chimney Peaks Ranch, which is at the foot of the peak of the San Juan Mountains.