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Brian L. Roberts

Born:June 28, 1959Status: Owner (Philadelphia Flyers)
Hometown:Philadelphia, PA, USAKnown For:Chairman and CEO of Comcast

Brian L. Roberts (born June 28, 1959) is the CEO and chairman of the Comcast Corporation, an American cable company. His father founded the company in 1969 and as of Mar. 2019, the company earns annual revenue of $94.5 billion. He is also the chairman of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association.

Brian Roberts Comcast Philadelphia Flyers
Brian Roberts, chief executive officer of Comcast (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Roberts is also known as a world-class squash player. In 2005, he earned a gold medal for Team USA at the Maccabiah Games. He also won silver medals in 1981, 1985 and 1997 at the same event.

Flyers Under Ownership

Ed Snider brought the Flyers to Philadelphia in 1967, teaming up with Comcast in 1996. Upon Snider’s death in 2016, Comcast bought the remaining shares of the team for an undisclosed amount. The team is worth $800 million (2020).

With Comcast as a partner since ’96, the Flyers have three division titles and two Conference Championships, sending them to the Stanley Cup Final twice. The Flyers have consistently been near the top of the NHL through Roberts’ and Comcast’s ownership, just recently going through some rough seasons of not making the playoffs.

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