You may or may not have heard of Brian Roberts, but you’ve definitely heard of the company where he works. He is the Chief Executive Officer for Comcast, a cable company that many people have inside their homes. Now that you know more about who he's associated with, it's time to find out more information about him specifically. Keep reading to do exactly that.
1. His father founded Comcast
His dad's name is Ralph and he's the one that started the company. If you're thinking that his son managed to become CEO simply because his dad started the company, think again. He's achieved the position through hard work and dedication and he's earned every promotion he's ever gotten in the company.
2. He's Jewish
If you are one of those individuals that like to know what type of faith a particular person follows, this is obviously going to be an important point. Both of his parents were also Jewish and he was raised according to that faith while growing up.
3. He started working at Comcast right out of college
He attended college for business and immediately upon graduation, he went to work for Comcast. He's worked there in one capacity or another ever since. This obviously serves as a testament to his dedication, as he has spent the majority of his life there.
4. He gets his creativity from his mother
His mom was both a playwright and an actress. It's easy to see where he gets his ability to think outside the box from. It's equally easy to understand how he manages to come up with so many creative ideas that most people would have never even thought of.
5. He's been a leader at Comcast for some time
He was named president of the company in 1990. Since that time, he's had a leadership role at the company in one capacity or another. He's also managed to grow the company considerably during his tenure there.
6. He's an award winner
In 2004, he won the Humanitarian Award. He accomplish this by including plenty of diversity in the programming offered by Comcast, something that there wasn't enough of at the time. He's also landed a number of additional awards for humanitarian causes as well as for creating programming for children and youth.
7. He's a philanthropist
He routinely gives money to causes he deems important. One of those causes is a synagogue that works with inmates. He believes that through finding faith, they can eventually turn their lives around.
8. He's also an athlete
He's quite talented when it comes to playing squash. In fact, he considers this to be much more than a hobby and has even gotten some notable recognition for his efforts.
9. He’s a political conservative
While he is a Republican, he also has the capacity to look at things from a more objective standpoint and decide what's best for the public as a whole. As such, he firmly supported Obamacare even though he isn't a Democrat. He's also not afraid of making his opinion known and hopes of sparking some healthy debate that allows people to have a more clear view of how politics affect them personally.
10. He loves being on the open water
He actually has two large sailboats that he frequently enjoy spending time on. This is something that he's come to enjoy a great deal throughout his life, so he does it every chance he gets. For the most part, he spends the majority of his time sailing around the waters near Martha's Vineyard, as he also enjoys a home there that he stays in part of the year, along with his wife and three children.
Now that you know more about the man behind Comcast, it makes it more interesting when you think about the types of programming available through the company. Without a doubt, this is a corporation that has become one of the most prolific cable companies in the United States for a number of years. Even as technology continues to change, it's still one of the most frequently used companies out there. That's what makes it so interesting to know more about the person who's in charge of running such an influential company on a daily basis. In addition, it helps many people separate the man from the professional position he holds.
Written by Garrett Parker
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