Ebbers, Bernard John

Portrait
Born: Aug 27, 1941 AD
Currently alive, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Business Executives, Businessmen, Founder


1941 - Born on August 27th in Edmonton, Alberta. Canadian-born American telecommunications businessman and white-collar criminal.

1968 - Married to Linda Pigott.

1983 - He discovered the telecom business.

         - Co-founder of the Long Distance Discount Services, Inc (LDDS).

1985 - The president of WorldCom.

1992 - Earned his Honorary Doctor of Laws from Mississippi College.

1995 - LDDS was changed into WorldCom.

         - Inducted in the Mississippi Business Hall of Fame.

         - Oversaw acquisition of Williams Telecommunications Group.

1998 - Received his honorary doctorate from Tougaloo College.

         - Oversaw merger with MCI, forming MCI WorldCom (later WorldCom Inc.).

         - The president and CEO of WorldCom Inc.

1999 - Married his second wife, Kristie Webb.

         - He attempted to acquire Sprint Corp.

2002 - WorldCom first disclosed the accounting irregularities that led to Ebbers' prosecution and the investor lawsuit in June.

         - Was called by Congress for questioning in connection with alleged accounting irregularities at WorldCom, but invoked Fifth Amendment.

2005 - Was found guilty for his role in the huge accounting scandal that led to the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.
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