John W. Stanton

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John W. Stanton
Residence Bellevue, Washington
Alma mater Whitman College (B.A.), Harvard Business School (M.B.A.)
Net worth US$1.1 Billion
Spouse(s) Theresa Gillespie
Children 2

John W. Stanton is the chairman of the board of Trilogy International Partners, as well as the majority owner of the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB).[1][2]

Stanton was the founder and former CEO of Western Wireless Corporation, former chairman and CEO of VoiceStream Wireless, and former chairman of the CTIA.[3][4] Stanton is listed as #840 in the Forbes 2007 "Richest People" study. His net worth has been estimated at US$1.1 billion.[4] As of August 2016, Stanton is reported to own approximately US$45 million of stock holdings in Columbia Sportswear, General Communication Inc. and other companies.[5] He is a past chairman of the Board of Trustees of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, where he earned his undergraduate degree.[4][6]

Stanton joined Microsoft's board of directors in July 2014. John Stanton also went to Newport High School in Bellevue, Washington.[7][8][9]

In April 2016, Stanton was appointed as the new CEO of the Seattle Mariners organization, where he was the minority owner.[10][11] Major League Baseball formally approved the sale of the Mariners to Stanton in August of that year.[12]


He resides in Bellevue, Washington[6] with his wife Theresa Gillespie and their two sons.[citation needed]


  1. ^ [1], company website; accessed April 27, 2016.
  2. ^ Profile,; accessed September 22, 2014.
  3. ^ "Western Wireless Corporate Officers". Archived from the original on March 6, 2005. 
  4. ^ a b c "The World's Billionaires — John Stanton". Forbes. March 8, 2007. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  5. ^ "JOHN W STANTON Insider Trading Overview". Retrieved 2016-08-11. 
  6. ^ a b "Trustees". Whitman College. Retrieved 2015-09-21. 
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  8. ^ Profile,; accessed September 22, 2014.
  9. ^ Profile; accessed September 22, 2014.
  10. ^ Johns, Greg (April 27, 2016). "Nintendo selling Mariners to minority owners". Seattle Mariners. Retrieved June 16, 2016. 
  11. ^ Baker, Geoff (April 27, 2016). "CEO Howard Lincoln leaving Mariners with 'a few regrets'". The Seattle Times. Retrieved June 16, 2016. 
  12. ^ [2]

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