John W. Stanton

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John W. Stanton is the chairman of the board of Clearwire Corporation.[1][2][3] He is a director on the boards of Columbia Sportswear and General Communication Inc.[4]

Stanton was the founder and former CEO of Western Wireless Corporation, former chairman and CEO of VoiceStream Wireless, and former chairman of the CTIA.[5][6] Stanton is listed as #840 in the Forbes 2007 "Richest People" study. His net worth has been estimated at US$1.1 billion.[6] He is a past chairman of the Board of Trustees of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, where he earned his undergraduate degree.[6][7]

Stanton joined Microsoft's board of directors in July 2014.[8][9][10]


He resides in Bellevue, Washington[7] with his wife, Theresa Gillespie and their two sons.[citation needed]


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  4. ^ Profile,; accessed September 22, 2014.
  5. ^ "Western Wireless Corporate Officers". Archived from the original on March 6, 2005. 
  6. ^ a b c "The World's Billionaires — John Stanton". Forbes. March 8, 2007. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  7. ^ a b "Trustees". Whitman College. Retrieved 2015-09-21. 
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  9. ^ Profile,; accessed September 22, 2014.
  10. ^ Profile; accessed September 22, 2014.