Edward H.  Bastian net worth and biography

Edward Bastian Biography and Net Worth

Edward “Ed” Bastian is the CEO of Delta Air Lines, a role he has held since May 2016. 

He leads a global team of 75,000, directing Delta’s people-driven, customer-focused culture and innovative spirit.

Bastian is a 20-year veteran of the company, having joined in 1998 as vice president of finance and controller. He was then promoted to senior vice president, a role he held from 2000 to 2005. After a brief departure to serve as senior vice president and chief financial officer for Acuity Brands, Bastian returned to Delta as its CFO, and was later appointed to serve as its president in 2007.

Bastian is well-respected for his integrity and his leadership philosophy based on the “virtuous circle,” which contends that if you take care of your people, they will take care of your customers, whose business and loyalty will then allow you to reward your investors.

During his tenure as Delta’s CEO, the airline has become the world’s most awarded airline, named the Wall Street Journal’s “Top U.S. Airline,” Fortune’s “Most Admired Airline Worldwide,” a Glassdoor “Employee’s Choice” company, and FlightGlobal’s “Most On-Time Global Airline,” among other accolades.

Under his leadership, Delta has regained profitability, earned back its investment-grade credit rating with all major ratings agencies, and distributed over $1 billion in profit-sharing to employees annually over the last four years.

Bastian has also garnered recognition of his own, having been named among Fortune’s “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” in 2018 and elected to the Council on Foreign Relations in 2019. 

He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Bonaventure University. Prior to Delta, he held positions at Frito-Lay, Pepsi-Cola, and Price Waterhouse where he began his career as an auditor. 

Bastian lives in Atlanta and has three children.

What is Edward H. Bastian's net worth?

The estimated net worth of Edward H. Bastian is at least $20.40 million as of February 1st, 2024. Mr. Bastian owns 428,768 shares of Delta Air Lines stock worth more than $20,396,494 as of April 21st. This net worth approximation does not reflect any other investments that Mr. Bastian may own. Additionally, Mr. Bastian receives an annual salary of $3,910,000.00 as CEO at Delta Air Lines. Learn More about Edward H. Bastian's net worth.

How old is Edward H. Bastian?

Mr. Bastian is currently 66 years old. There are 7 older executives and no younger executives at Delta Air Lines. Learn More on Edward H. Bastian's age.

What is Edward H. Bastian's salary?

As the CEO of Delta Air Lines, Inc., Mr. Bastian earns $3,910,000.00 per year. Learn More on Edward H. Bastian's salary.

How do I contact Edward H. Bastian?

The corporate mailing address for Mr. Bastian and other Delta Air Lines executives is 1030 DELTA BOULEVARD, ATLANTA GA, 30320. Delta Air Lines can also be reached via phone at (404) 715-2600 and via email at [email protected]. Learn More on Edward H. Bastian's contact information.

Has Edward H. Bastian been buying or selling shares of Delta Air Lines?

Edward H. Bastian has not been actively trading shares of Delta Air Lines during the last quarter. Most recently, Edward H. Bastian sold 71,840 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.20, for a transaction totalling $2,816,128.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 428,768 shares of the company's stock, valued at $16,807,705.60. Learn More on Edward H. Bastian's trading history.

Who are Delta Air Lines' active insiders?

Delta Air Lines' insider roster includes Edward Bastian (CEO), Francis Blake (Director), Francis Blake (Director), William Carroll (SVP), Peter Carter (EVP), Greg Creed (Director), Glen Hauenstein (President), Michael Huerta (Director), Jeanne Jackson (Director), Rahul Samant (EVP), Steven Sear (EVP), Joanne Smith (EVP), and David Taylor (Director). Learn More on Delta Air Lines' active insiders.

Are insiders buying or selling shares of Delta Air Lines?

During the last twelve months, Delta Air Lines insiders bought shares 4 times. They purchased a total of 30,000 shares worth more than $973,850.00. During the last twelve months, insiders at the transportation company sold shares 8 times. They sold a total of 132,252 shares worth more than $5,360,350.98. The most recent insider tranaction occured on February, 1st when CEO Edward H Bastian sold 71,840 shares worth more than $2,816,128.00. Insiders at Delta Air Lines own 0.9% of the company. Learn More about insider trades at Delta Air Lines.

Information on this page was last updated on 2/1/2024.

Edward H. Bastian Insider Trading History at Delta Air Lines

Transaction DateBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
2/1/2024Sell71,840$39.20$2,816,128.00428,768View SEC Filing Icon  
5/23/2022Sell27,664$39.55$1,094,111.20446,712View SEC Filing Icon  
10/22/2020Sell65,000$33.58$2,182,700.00341,060View SEC Filing Icon  
11/12/2019Sell30,236$57.55$1,740,081.80323,955View SEC Filing Icon  
4/22/2019Sell30,000$57.50$1,725,000.00354,191View SEC Filing Icon  
12/27/2018Sell60,000$50.00$3,000,000.00326,943View SEC Filing Icon  
8/15/2018Sell35,000$55.00$1,925,000.00266,943View SEC Filing Icon  
4/20/2018Sell25,000$55.34$1,383,500.00301,943View SEC Filing Icon  
12/29/2017Sell25,000$56.47$1,411,750.00View SEC Filing Icon  
12/29/2017Sell25,000$56.47$1,411,750.00240,508View SEC Filing Icon  
12/19/2017Sell73,211$56.04$4,102,744.44338,719View SEC Filing Icon  
11/30/2017Sell20,000$52.79$1,055,800.00View SEC Filing Icon  
10/12/2017Sell159,240$53.06$8,449,274.40View SEC Filing Icon  
5/22/2017Sell25,000$48.55$1,213,750.00285,508View SEC Filing Icon  
12/21/2016Sell103,000$50.77$5,229,310.00275,202View SEC Filing Icon  
10/26/2016Sell50,000$41.25$2,062,500.00232,302View SEC Filing Icon  
5/18/2016Sell100,000$44.11$4,411,000.00382,302View SEC Filing Icon  
5/9/2016Sell20,000$42.62$852,400.00282,302View SEC Filing Icon  
12/21/2015Sell240,000$51.02$12,244,800.00224,621View SEC Filing Icon  
11/5/2015Sell200,000$50.51$10,102,000.00224,621View SEC Filing Icon  
8/28/2015Sell20,000$43.59$871,800.00224,621View SEC Filing Icon  
8/14/2015Sell71,090$47.65$3,387,438.50View SEC Filing Icon  
6/5/2015Sell30,000$42.78$1,283,400.00View SEC Filing Icon  
11/18/2014Sell20,000$44.07$881,400.00View SEC Filing Icon  
6/3/2014Sell25,000$41.24$1,031,000.00View SEC Filing Icon  
5/23/2014Sell30,000$39.24$1,177,200.00View SEC Filing Icon  
10/24/2013Sell100,000$26.36$2,636,000.00View SEC Filing Icon  
7/25/2013Sell150,000$21.31$3,196,500.00View SEC Filing Icon  
6/7/2013Sell20,000$18.25$365,000.00View SEC Filing Icon  
6/4/2013Sell25,000$18.50$462,500.00View SEC Filing Icon  
5/28/2013Sell13,300$19.12$254,296.00View SEC Filing Icon  
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Delta Air Lines Company Overview

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Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Airline and Refinery. Its domestic network centered on core hubs in Atlanta, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Detroit, and Salt Lake City, as well as coastal hub positions in Boston, Los Angeles, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, and Seattle; and international network centered on hubs and market presence in Amsterdam, Bogota, Lima, Mexico City, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Sao Paulo, Seoul-Incheon, and Tokyo. The company sells its tickets through various distribution channels, including delta.com and the Fly Delta app; acts as a reservations specialists; and operates online travel and traditional brick and mortar agencies. It also provides aircraft maintenance and engineering support, repair, and overhaul services; and vacation packages to third-party consumers. The company operates through a fleet of approximately 1,273 aircrafts. Delta Air Lines, Inc. was founded in 1924 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Now: $47.57
Low: $47.50
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MA: $44.16
Low: $40.02
High: $48.22

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Low: $30.60
High: $49.81


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