David McCourt is an Irish-American entrepreneur with experience within the telecom and cable television industries. He grew up in Watertown, Massachusetts, and is a graduate of Georgetown University. In 1982 he founded McCourt Cable Systems, his first company. McCourt was an early contributor to the development of transatlantic fiber networks. He has founded or bought 14 companies in seven countries. One of the first recipients of the C Flag award, recognizing his contribution to telecommunications, media, education, and humanitarian efforts. McCourt's net worth is estimated at $750 million.

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  • David McCourt is an Irish-American entrepreneur with experience within the telecom and cable television industries. He grew up in Watertown, Massachusetts, and is a graduate of Georgetown University. In 1982 he founded McCourt Cable Systems, his first company. McCourt was an early contributor to the development of transatlantic fiber networks. He has founded or bought 14 companies in seven countries. One of the first recipients of the C Flag award, recognizing his contribution to telecommunications, media, education, and humanitarian efforts. McCourt purchased the first independent TV station within the Caribbean Island of Grenada, Discovery TV. In 2005, McCourt won an Emmy for the children's series Reading Rainbow and produced Miracle's Boys on Nickelodeon's new teenage network. His accomplishments also include being appointed as USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism's first resident economist. Mr. McCourt was also selected as the Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young LLP, as well as the top entrepreneur by the Harvard Business School Club of New York. He has served as Executive Producer, on the ten-part documentary series “What's Going On?” which documented the impact of global conflict on children around the world. McCourt has served as a member of the board of the company that eventually became WorldCom and $30 million worth of its shares. McCourt's net worth is estimated at $750 million. McCourt’s latest business ventures have seen a continued focus in Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) with a strong interest in emerging markets, including the Middle East. In May 2016, McCourt announced the first Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia following the revolutionary Vision 2030 reform plans outlined by deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, seeking to open up opportunities for foreign investment. The partnership saw the creation of a new joint venture between McCourt’s satellite firm Skyware Technologies and Saudi Arabia based space and technology organizations, TAQNIA and KASCT, setting out to propel the Kingdom as a world leading exporter of satellite technology. Shortly after, in June 2016, McCourt launched ALTV.com, a digital TV platform designed to meet the needs of the four billion technologically underserved people around the world. Continuing to grow McCourt’s footprint in his ancestral country of Ireland, ALTV launched with headquarters in Dublin, with initial plans for rollout across the Middle East and North Africa. In July 2016, it was announced that a consortium bid headed by Granahan McCourt and its subsidiary enet was successfully shortlisted by the Irish government in its tender process to develop Ireland’s €1.5bn National Broadband Plan. McCourt’s consortium is a collection of investors with significant success in telecoms, infrastructure, power and Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). This includes Granahan McCourt Capital, the John Laing Group and 3i Plc. The members of the consortium are being supported by their build and operate partners: enet, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Energy and The Kelly Group. (en)
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