Sunday, June 21, 2015

In Memorium: Ralph Roberts, founder of Comcast, 1920-2015

Comcast mourned the passing of its Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Ralph J. Roberts, who died of natural causes at age 95.

Ralph Roberts founded Comcast in 1963 with the purchase of a 1,200-subscriber cable system in Tupelo, Mississippi.  Over the following decades, he grew the company from its humble roots as a small, regional cable company into the global Fortune 50 media and technology leader. The company went public in 1972.

In addition to his wife, Ralph is survived by four of his children and their spouses, along with eight grandchildren.  His son, Brian L. Roberts, serves as Comcast's CEO.