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Charles Dolan

Chairman and Founder, Cablevision Systems Corp.
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Net worth 2018: $5.15 Billion
Industry: Media
Residence: Oyster Bay, New York
Country: United States
BirthDay: 16 October 1926
Sigh: Scorpio
Children: 6
Education: Drop Out, John Carroll University
BIOGRAPHY

Charles Dolan was bornon 16 October 1926 in Oyster Bay, New York, United States, is Chairman and Founder, Cablevision Systems Corp.. Charles Dolan is #412 in List Billionaires People In The World. Cable pioneer Charles Dolan owns large stakes in AMC Networks and Madison Square Garden. He sold Cablevision, the cable giant he launched in 1973 with 1,500 customers, to French billionaire Patrick Drahi's Altice for $17.7 billion in 2016. After dropping out of John Carroll University, Dolan got his start creating sports newsreels for TV stations from his Cleveland home. He moved to New York in 1952 and made industrial films, then wired lower Manhattan with cable and founded HBO, which he sold to Time Inc. in 1973. His son, James Dolan, is the CEO of publicly-traded Madison Square Garden Co., which owns the NBA's New York Knicks and the NHL's New York Rangers.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$2.3 Billion

2010

$2.5 Billion

2011

$2.6 Billion

2012

$3 Billion

2013

$3.3 Billion

2014

$3.9 Billion

2015

$4.7 Billion

2016

$4.5 Billion

2017

$4.6 Billion

2018

$5.15 Billion

TIMELINE
2003

Completed in 2003 at a cost of over $66 million, it houses JCU's science departments, including Mathematics and Computer Science

2001

From 2001 through early 2002, Dolan was a major bidder in the sale of the Boston Red Sox

2000

The Fairfield University Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University is named in recognition of his $25 million donation in 2000 and his service to the university as a member of the board of trustees

1970

In the early 1970s, Dolan founded Home Box Office, the first premium programming service in the cable television industry, which he sold to Time Life

1960

In the early 1960s, Dolan established Teleguide Inc

1926

Charles Francis "Chuck" Dolan (born October 16, 1926) is an American billionaire, the founder of Cablevision

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