John C. Malone is a US based business executive who served as the CEO of Tele-Communications Inc. (TCI) for more than two decades, from 1973 to 1996. TCI was a major cable TV provider in America, which was bought by AT&T in 1999 and was then acquired by Charter Communications, followed by Comcast Corp. Currently, John is serving as the Chairman and the majority owner of Liberty Global, Liberty Interactive, and Liberty Media. He is also 49% owner of Starz Inc. and 29% owner of Discovery Communications.
Born in 1941 in Connecticut in an Irish heritage family, John now resides in Parker, Colorado, and he is counted among some of the richest and most successful businessmen in the country. In addition to being a businessman, John Malone is also known to be a noteworthy landowner and a philanthropist as well.
John Malone Parents: Daniel L. Malone
John’s father, Daniel L. Malone, was an engineer at General Electric, who remained at work in Syracuse during weekdays and only returned home on weekends. He, along with his elder sister (name unknown), lived in an 18th-century colonial type of house in Connecticut. John’s mother, name unknown, was a top class swimmer. She had earned a post-graduation degree in education from the Temple University but broke off her career in teaching to take care of her kids. John remembers his father to be a stern Calvinist, and his mother to be a remote figure who rarely hugged her children.
John Malone Wife: Leslie Ann Evans
John’s sister introduced him to Leslie Ann Evans on a nice summer day of 1958. At that time, she was a 15 years old neighbor, with whom he felt in love at first sight. By the time John attended the Yale University, Leslie finished her high school and started working in the Milford Police Department as a secretary. Later, they married and started living a happy life. Although they wanted to spend some family time together, John was almost out for work. Later, they managed things to be together.
Now, John spends only 5-6 hours in the office, from 9 am to 11.30am, goes for lunch, and then 2 pm to 5 pm. As Leslie does not prefer to fly, he has purchased a land yacht to travel. Twice every year, they take their seven dogs into this land yacht and take a long drive to their vacation home in Maine. Leslie likes to paint. She even has a studio where she spends several hours painting. She has also studied interior designing, and she is known to have a fun-loving personality.
John Malone Children: Tracy Amonette and Evan Malone
John and Leslie have two children, one daughter Tracy Amonette and one son Evan. His daughter Tracy lives with her husband in Denver and has a 2-year-old daughter as well. Evan is the manager and owner of 1525 South Street LLC since 2008, and also a President for NextFab Studio LLC since 2009. He is one of the founding members of the Jet Wine Bar LLC, a Philadelphia-based startup. He is a Ph.D., and a senior at the University of Pennsylvania. Although John Malone is one of the wealthiest businessmen in America, he has taught his children to be self-dependent, and not dependent on their father’s riches.
John Malone Net Worth
John Malone’s net worth has been estimated to be around $ 7.2 billion. He is the owner of Silver Spur Ranches, including the ranches in Encampment, Bell Ranch, New Mexico, and also in Walden and Kiowa, Colorado. He owns 2,100,000 acres of land, most part of which is located in Maine. Internationally, he owns the Humewood Castle in Ireland.