John W. Stanton
Stanton was the founder and former CEO of Western Wireless Corporation, former chairman and CEO of VoiceStream Wireless, and former chairman of the CTIA. Stanton is listed as #840 in the Forbes 2007 "Richest People" study. His net worth has been estimated at US$1.1 billion. As of August 2016, Stanton is reported to own approximately US$45 million due to his stock holdings in Columbia Sportswear, General Communication Inc. and other companies. He is a past chairman of the Board of Trustees of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, where he earned his undergraduate degree.
Stanton joined Microsoft's board of directors in July 2014. John Stanton also went to Newport High School in Bellevue, Washington.
In April 2016, Stanton was appointed as the new CEO of the Seattle Mariners organization, where he was the minority owner. Major League Baseball formally approved the sale of the Mariners to Stanton in August of that year.
He resides in Bellevue, Washington with his wife, Theresa Gillespie and their two sons.
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