James Defranco net worth and biography

James Defranco Biography and Net Worth

Insider of DISH Network

James “Jim” DeFranco is a co-founder and the executive vice president of American television provider, DISH Network. 

DeFranco co-founded DISH Network and satellite communication provider, EchoStar Corp., in 1980 with Charlie Ergen and Cantey Ergen. He has been one of the company’s vice presidents and a member of the board of directors since its founding. 

He is also on the board of DISH DBS Corp. where he’s served as executive vice president since 2016. 

The television executive’s previous roles with DISH Network subsidiaries include president at HT Ventures, HTS Engineering and Echo Acceptance Corp. as well as vice president at EchoStar Communications Corp. since 1980. 

DeFranco attended Clarkson College of Technology in Potsdam, New York for industrial distribution. 

What is James Defranco's net worth?

The estimated net worth of James Defranco is at least $2.00 million as of September 6th, 2022. Defranco owns 131,327 shares of DISH Network stock worth more than $1,996,170 as of September 26th. This net worth estimate does not reflect any other assets that Defranco may own. Learn More about James Defranco's net worth.

How do I contact James Defranco?

The corporate mailing address for Defranco and other DISH Network executives is 9601 South Meridian Boulevard, ENGLEWOOD CO, 80112. DISH Network can also be reached via phone at (303) 723-1000. Learn More on James Defranco's contact information.

Has James Defranco been buying or selling shares of DISH Network?

In the last ninety days, James Defranco has bought $8,040,360.23 in shares of DISH Network stock. Most recently, on Tuesday, September 6th, James Defranco bought 110,000 shares of DISH Network stock. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $16.73 per share, with a total value of $1,840,300.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 131,327 shares of the company's stock, valued at $2,197,100.71. Learn More on James Defranco's trading history.

Who are DISH Network's active insiders?

DISH Network's insider roster includes Thomas Cullen (EVP), James Defranco (Insider), Kyle Kiser (VP), and Timothy Messner (EVP). Learn More on DISH Network's active insiders.

Are insiders buying or selling shares of DISH Network?

In the last twelve months, DISH Network insiders bought shares 5 times. They purchased a total of 853,585 shares worth more than $15,748,360.23. The most recent insider tranaction occured on September, 6th when Director James Defranco bought 110,000 shares worth more than $1,840,300.00. Insiders at DISH Network own 53.3 % of the company. Learn More about insider trades at DISH Network.

Information on this page was last updated on 9/6/2022.

James Defranco Insider Trading History at DISH Network

Transaction DateBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
9/6/2022Buy110,000$16.73$1,840,300.00131,327View SEC Filing Icon  
8/22/2022Buy144,328$17.82$2,571,924.961,050,000View SEC Filing Icon  
8/18/2022Buy163,637$18.11$2,963,466.07713,937View SEC Filing Icon  
8/9/2022Buy35,620$18.66$664,669.20389,927View SEC Filing Icon  
5/12/2022Buy400,000$19.27$7,708,000.001,661,428View SEC Filing Icon  
8/23/2019Buy300,000$31.18$9,354,000.001,528,529View SEC Filing Icon  
2/19/2019Buy10,000$30.67$306,700.001,528,529View SEC Filing Icon  
2/13/2019Buy15,000$29.19$437,850.001,513,529View SEC Filing Icon  
2/11/2019Buy5,000$31.67$158,350.001,503,529View SEC Filing Icon  
2/4/2019Buy10,000$30.48$304,800.001,498,529View SEC Filing Icon  
1/28/2019Buy15,000$29.60$444,000.001,488,529View SEC Filing Icon  
1/23/2019Buy20,000$29.44$588,800.001,468,529View SEC Filing Icon  
1/14/2019Buy25,000$28.01$700,250.001,448,529View SEC Filing Icon  
1/7/2019Buy25,000$28.38$709,500.001,423,529View SEC Filing Icon  
12/31/2018Buy25,000$25.35$633,750.00View SEC Filing Icon  
12/24/2018Buy25,000$25.00$625,000.001,378,529View SEC Filing Icon  
12/18/2018Buy20,000$30.15$603,000.001,338,529View SEC Filing Icon  
12/10/2018Buy10,000$31.47$314,700.001,323,529View SEC Filing Icon  
12/6/2018Buy5,000$30.99$154,950.001,318,529View SEC Filing Icon  
12/3/2018Buy5,000$32.99$164,950.00View SEC Filing Icon  
11/20/2018Buy15,000$32.28$484,200.001,303,529View SEC Filing Icon  
11/12/2018Buy10,000$31.77$317,700.00View SEC Filing Icon  
11/5/2018Buy15,000$31.06$465,900.001,278,529View SEC Filing Icon  
10/29/2018Buy25,000$29.00$725,000.001,248,529View SEC Filing Icon  
10/26/2018Buy5,000$28.99$144,950.001,248,529View SEC Filing Icon  
10/24/2018Buy15,000$32.98$494,700.001,233,529View SEC Filing Icon  
10/22/2018Buy5,000$34.96$174,800.001,233,529View SEC Filing Icon  
10/15/2018Buy10,000$32.99$329,900.001,218,529View SEC Filing Icon  
10/11/2018Buy5,000$32.99$164,950.001,218,529View SEC Filing Icon  
10/8/2018Buy10,000$34.54$345,400.001,208,529View SEC Filing Icon  
10/5/2018Buy5,000$34.99$174,950.001,208,529View SEC Filing Icon  
9/25/2018Buy5,000$34.99$174,950.001,203,529View SEC Filing Icon  
9/10/2018Buy5,000$34.99$174,950.001,198,529View SEC Filing Icon  
7/30/2018Buy10,000$30.35$303,500.001,193,529View SEC Filing Icon  
7/23/2018Buy15,000$30.99$464,850.001,173,529View SEC Filing Icon  
7/19/2018Buy5,000$30.99$154,950.001,173,529View SEC Filing Icon  
7/16/2018Buy5,000$32.99$164,950.001,168,529View SEC Filing Icon  
7/12/2018Buy5,000$32.99$164,950.001,163,529View SEC Filing Icon  
7/2/2018Buy5,000$32.99$164,950.001,158,529View SEC Filing Icon  
6/28/2018Buy5,000$32.99$164,950.001,153,529View SEC Filing Icon  
6/11/2018Buy5,000$32.09$160,450.001,148,529View SEC Filing Icon  
6/4/2018Buy10,000$29.20$292,000.00View SEC Filing Icon  
11/28/2014Sell100,000$77.91$7,791,000.00View SEC Filing Icon  
11/25/2014Sell100,000$76.19$7,619,000.00View SEC Filing Icon  
11/24/2014Sell50,000$75.40$3,770,000.00View SEC Filing Icon  
11/19/2014Sell50,000$74.40$3,720,000.00View SEC Filing Icon  
11/12/2012Sell100,000$35.76$3,576,000.00View SEC Filing Icon  
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DISH Network Company Overview

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DISH Network Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides pay-TV services in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Pay-TV and Wireless. It offers video services under the DISH TV brand; and programming packages that include programming through national broadcast networks, local broadcast networks, and national and regional cable networks, as well as regional and specialty sports channels, premium movie channels, and Latino and international programming packages. The company also provides access to movies and television shows through TV or Internet-connected devices; and dishanywhere.com and mobile applications on Internet-connected devices to view authorized content, search program listings, and remotely control certain features of their DVRs. In addition, it offers Sling TV services, including Sling domestic, Sling International, Sling Latino, Sling Orange, and Sling Blue services that require an Internet connection and are available on streaming-capable devices, such as streaming media devices, TVs, tablets, computers, game consoles, and phones, as well as market SLING TV services to consumers who do not subscribe to traditional satellite and cable pay-TV services. Further, the company provides wireless subscribers consumer plans with no annual service contracts, as well as monthly service plans, including high-speed data and unlimited talk and text. As of December 31, 2021, it had 10.707 million pay-TV subscribers in the United States, including 8.221 million DISH TV subscribers and 2.486 million SLING TV subscribers. The company offers receiver systems and programming through direct sales channels, as well as independent third parties, such as small retailers, direct marketing groups, local and regional consumer electronics stores, retailers, and telecommunications companies. DISH Network Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.
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Today's Range

Now: $15.20
Low: $14.88
High: $15.56

50 Day Range

MA: $17.98
Low: $15.20
High: $20.22

2 Week Range

Now: $15.20
Low: $14.88
High: $46.31


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Market Capitalization

$8.06 billion

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