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Randall Stephenson Net Worth

Randall Stephenson net worth

What is Randall Stephenson net worth?

Net worth$150 million
NameRandall Lynn Stephenson
Date of birthApril 22, 1960
OccupationRetired telecommunications executive
NationalityAmerican

Randall Stephenson net worth: Randall Lynn Stephenson is a retired American telecommunications executive. He served as chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of AT&T Inc. and as executive chairman of AT&T Inc. Randall Stephenson net worth is $150 million.

Biography

Stephenson earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma and a Master of Accountancy from the University of Oklahoma, then began his career in 1982 with Southwestern Bell Telephone in the information-technology organization in Oklahoma.

Late in the 1980s through 1990s, he progressed through a series of leadership positions in finance, including an international assignment in Mexico City overseeing SBC’s investment in Telefonos de Mexico (Telmex), where, according to Bloomberg, he was mentored by Carlos Slim.

 In July 2001, he was appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer for SBC, helping the company reduce its net debt from $30 billion to near zero by early 2004. From 2003 to 2004, Stephenson served as chairman of the board of directors for Cingular Wireless.

In 2004, he was named chief operating officer of SBC and also appointed by President Bush as National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.

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Stephenson continued as COO following SBC’s acquisition of AT&T in 2005, responsible for all wireless and wireline operations at AT&T.

In April 2007, AT&T announced Stephenson would succeed retiring Edward Whitacre as CEO and serve as Chairman and CEO of AT&T Inc..

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In 2008 Randall Stephenson helped AT&T launch AT&T Aspire and led their “It Can Wait” campaign.

Stephenson was chairman of the Business Roundtable from 2014 to 2016.

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In September 2016, Stephenson gave a speech regarding race relations at AT&T’s annual Employee Resource Group conference in Dallas.

An employee posted a video of the speech to YouTube, in which Stephenson asked attendees to make a greater effort to understand each other and communicate better.

Randall Stephenson Net Worth

Randall Stephenson net worth is $150 million. During his tenure as CEO, AT&T acquired DirecTV for $49 billion in July 2015 and Time Warner for $85 billion in June 2018.

According to Drew FitzGerald of The Wall Street Journal, Stephenson has “transformed the phone company he inherited into one of the world’s biggest entertainment companies.”

Stephenson retired as CEO of AT&T. He was succeeded by then-COO John Stankey. At the time Stephenson announced his departure, it was acknowledged that the acquisitions of DirectTV and Time Warner had by this point resulted in a massive debt burden of $200 billion for the company.

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