John W. Stanton

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John W. Stanton
2009 Secretary of State's Award for Corporate Excellence.jpg
Stanton (third from right) in 2009
Alma materWhitman College (B.A.), Harvard Business School (M.B.A.)
Net worthUS$1.1 Billion
Spouse(s)Theresa Gillespie

John W. Stanton is an American businessman. He 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]

In 2005, he, Strive Masiyiwa, Bradley Horwitz, and others formed Trilogy International Partners.[5][6][7]

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.[8] He is a past chairman of the board of trustees of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, where he earned his undergraduate degree.[4][9]

Stanton joined Microsoft's board of directors in July 2014. John Stanton also went to Newport High School in Bellevue, Washington.[10][11][12]

In April 2016, Stanton was appointed as the new CEO of the Seattle Mariners organization, where he was the minority owner.[13][14] Major League Baseball formally approved the sale of the Mariners to Stanton in August of that year.[15]


He resides in Bellevue, Washington[9] with his wife Theresa Gillespie.


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  4. ^ a b c "The World's Billionaires — John Stanton". Forbes. March 8, 2007. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
  5. ^ "Strive Masiyiwa Zimbabwe Businessman". Zimbabwe Today. April 23, 2017. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  6. ^ Willis, Andrew (November 1, 2016). "Telecom company Trilogy coming to Canada in Alignvest deal". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  7. ^ "Bradley Jay Horwitz". Bloomberg. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  8. ^ "JOHN W STANTON Insider Trading Overview". Retrieved 2016-08-11.
  9. ^ a b "Trustees". Whitman College. Retrieved 2015-09-21.
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  11. ^ Profile,; accessed September 22, 2014.
  12. ^ Profile; accessed September 22, 2014.
  13. ^ Johns, Greg (April 27, 2016). "Nintendo selling Mariners to minority owners". Seattle Mariners. Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  14. ^ Baker, Geoff (April 27, 2016). "CEO Howard Lincoln leaving Mariners with 'a few regrets'". The Seattle Times. Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  15. ^ [2]