Charles Dolan

About Charles Dolan

Who is it?: Chairman and Founder, Cablevision Systems Corp.
Birth Day: October 16, 1926
Birth Place: Oyster Bay, New York, United States
Residence: Oyster Bay, New York, U.S.
Alma mater: John Carroll University (dropped out)
Occupation: Former chairman of Cablevision
Known for: Founder of Cablevision
Spouse(s): Helen Dolan
Children: 6

Charles Dolan

Charles Dolan was born on October 16, 1926 in Oyster Bay, New York, United States, is Chairman and Founder, Cablevision Systems Corp.. Cable pioneer Charles Dolan owns large stakes in AMC Networks and Madison Square Garden. He sold Cablevision, the cable giant he launched in 1973 with 1,500 customers, to French billionaire Patrick Drahi's Altice for $17.7 billion in 2016. After dropping out of John Carroll University, Dolan got his start creating sports newsreels for TV stations from his Cleveland home. He moved to New York in 1952 and made industrial films, then wired lower Manhattan with cable and founded HBO, which he sold to Time Inc. in 1973. His son, James Dolan, is the CEO of publicly-traded Madison Square Garden Co., which owns the NBA's New York Knicks and the NHL's New York Rangers.
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Occupation Media
Age 97 years old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Born October 16, 1926 (Oyster Bay, New York, United States)
Birthday October 16
Town/City Oyster Bay, New York, United States
Nationality United States

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Charles Dolan’s zodiac sign is Scorpio. According to astrologers, Scorpio-born are passionate and assertive people. They are determined and decisive, and will research until they find out the truth. Scorpio is a great leader, always aware of the situation and also features prominently in resourcefulness. Scorpio is a Water sign and lives to experience and express emotions. Although emotions are very important for Scorpio, they manifest them differently than other water signs. In any case, you can be sure that the Scorpio will keep your secrets, whatever they may be.

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In the early 1960s, Dolan established Teleguide Inc., which provided information services via cable to New York City hotels. That same decade, he founded Sterling Manhattan Cable, the first urban cable television company in the nation. In its early years, Sterling forged first-of-its-kind agreements to bring New York professional Sports teams, cultural programming and movies into the homes of New York City cable viewers.


In the early 1970s, Dolan founded Home Box Office, the first premium programming Service in the cable television industry, which he sold to Time Life. Later he organized Cablevision Systems Corporation on Long Island and has spearheaded many of the company's advancements. Most recently, he was the vision behind VOOM, Cablevision's effort to expand content delivery and meet the demands of the exploding HDTV market, which was expected to include 6 million households by the end of 2003—and 12 million by year-end 2005.


The Fairfield University Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University is named in recognition of his $25 million donation in 2000 and his Service to the university as a member of the board of trustees.


From 2001 through early 2002, Dolan was a major bidder in the sale of the Boston Red Sox. He submitted a maximum bid of $750 million, but ultimately lost out to a group headed by John Henry, Tom Werner, and Larry Lucchino.


The Dolan Center for Science and Technology is John Carroll University's showcase building. Completed in 2003 at a cost of over $66 million, it houses JCU's science departments, including Mathematics and Computer Science.

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