Thomas M.  Rutledge net worth and biography

Thomas Rutledge Biography and Net Worth

Thomas M. Rutledge is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Charter Communications, which under the Spectrum brand provides Internet, TV, Voice and Mobile communications to more than 32 million customers in 41 states, with more than 93,000 employees. Under Mr. Rutledge’s leadership, Charter completed mergers with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks — more than tripling the size of the company.

Mr. Rutledge and his leadership team have positioned Charter to be the connectivity provider of choice well into the future for both residential and business customers, having invested $40 billion in technology and infrastructure since 2016. The company has established an all-digital cable TV and streaming video platform, gigabit broadband connections and a competitive mobile offering across its service area of 53 million homes and businesses. Its Spectrum-branded services are backed by outstanding service — the result of returning the work of thousands of customer service jobs from overseas to U.S. call centers and insourcing its technical workforce, prioritizing superior craftsmanship with every customer interaction.

Prior to becoming CEO of Charter in 2012, Mr. Rutledge served as Chief Operating Officer of Cablevision Systems, where he oversaw the company's cable television business; Rainbow Media, the company's national programming business, which includes the AMC, IFC, Sundance TV and WEtv networks; Clearview Cinemas and Newsday. While at Cablevision, Mr. Rutledge oversaw a $5 billion fiber-optic network upgrade, the first high-definition video on demand offering, the first cable footprint-wide rollout of VoIP phone service, the first WiFi mesh wireless cable network deployment, and greenlit the iconic television series Mad MenBreaking Bad, and The Walking Dead.

He began his cable career in 1972 at Eastern Telecom working as a technician while going to college. In 1977, he joined American Television and Communications (ATC), a predecessor of Time Warner Cable, as a manager trainee where he served in a series of progressively larger leadership roles, eventually becoming President of Time Warner Cable in 2001.

Mr. Rutledge is a former chairman of the NCTA – The Internet & Television Association and currently serves on the boards of NCTA, CableLabs, C-SPAN, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and AdvanceCT. In 2011, he received the NCTA Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership, the cable industry’s highest honor, and is a member of the Cable Hall of Fame and the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame.

He received a B.A. in economics from California University in California, Pa., in 1977.

What is Thomas M. Rutledge's net worth?

The estimated net worth of Thomas M. Rutledge is at least $39.76 million as of November 14th, 2023. Mr. Rutledge owns 132,798 shares of Charter Communications stock worth more than $39,762,377 as of February 26th. This net worth approximation does not reflect any other assets that Mr. Rutledge may own. Learn More about Thomas M. Rutledge's net worth.

How do I contact Thomas M. Rutledge?

The corporate mailing address for Mr. Rutledge and other Charter Communications executives is 400 Atlantic Street, Stamford CT, 06901. Charter Communications can also be reached via phone at (203) 905-7801 and via email at [email protected]. Learn More on Thomas M. Rutledge's contact information.

Has Thomas M. Rutledge been buying or selling shares of Charter Communications?

Thomas M. Rutledge has not been actively trading shares of Charter Communications during the last quarter. Most recently, Thomas Rutledge sold 83,970 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Friday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $410.82, for a transaction totalling $34,496,555.40. Learn More on Thomas M. Rutledge's trading history.

Who are Charter Communications' active insiders?

Charter Communications' insider roster includes John Bickham (COO), Richard Dykhouse (EVP), David Ellen (Insider), Jonathan Hargis (CMO), Kevin Howard (CAO), Craig Jacobson (Director), David Merritt (Director), David Merritt (Director), Steven Miron (Director), Thomas Rutledge (CEO), David Weber (Special Advisor to the Pres & COO ), and Christopher Winfrey (COO). Learn More on Charter Communications' active insiders.

Are insiders buying or selling shares of Charter Communications?

During the last twelve months, insiders at the sold shares 3 times. They sold a total of 173,977 shares worth more than $71,800,730.15. The most recent insider tranaction occured on November, 17th when Chairman Thomas Rutledge sold 83,970 shares worth more than $34,496,555.40. Insiders at Charter Communications own 2.3% of the company. Learn More about insider trades at Charter Communications.

Information on this page was last updated on 11/17/2023.

Thomas M. Rutledge Insider Trading History at Charter Communications

Transaction DateBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
11/17/2023Sell83,970$410.82$34,496,555.40View SEC Filing Icon  
11/14/2023Sell87,903$414.37$36,424,366.11132,798View SEC Filing Icon  
2/22/2023Sell30,000$383.64$11,509,200.0017,493View SEC Filing Icon  
11/22/2021Sell43,106$674.34$29,068,100.04View SEC Filing Icon  
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Thomas M. Rutledge Buying and Selling Activity at Charter Communications

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Charter Communications Company Overview

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Charter Communications, Inc. operates as a broadband connectivity and cable operator company serving residential and commercial customers in the United States. The company offers subscription-based internet, video, and mobile and voice services; a suite of broadband connectivity services, including fixed internet, WiFi, and mobile; Advanced WiFi services; Spectrum Security Shield; in-home WiFi, which provides customers with high performance wireless routers and managed WiFi services to enhance their fixed wireless internet experience; out-of-home WiFi; and Spectrum WiFi services. It also offers voice communications services using voice over internet protocol technology; and broadband communications solutions, such as internet access, data networking, fiber connectivity, video entertainment, and business telephone services to cellular towers and office buildings for business and carrier organizations. In addition, the company provides mobile services; video programming, static IP and business WiFi, voice, and e-mail and security services; sells local advertising across various platforms for networks, such as TBS, CNN, and ESPN; sells advertising inventory to local sports and news channels; and offers Audience App to create data-driven linear TV campaigns for local advertisers. Further, the company offers communications products and managed service solutions; data connectivity services to mobile and wireline carriers on a wholesale basis; and owns and operates regional sports networks and news channels. It serves approximately 32 million customers in 41 states. Charter Communications, Inc.was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
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