Charlie Ergen, the founder and chairman of Dish

Charlie Ergen, the founder and chairman of Dish

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Charles "Charlie" Ergen, chairman and co-founder of Dish Network Corp. Ergen, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, has an estimated net worth of about $11 billion. That puts him among the world’s richest men and makes him one of America’s greatest entrepreneurial success stories.