Barry Diller
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United States



Chairman / Senior Executive

The onetime Hollywood mogul is now a master of the e-commerce and digital media universes as the big boss at IAC/InterActiveCorp and travel shopping company Expedia. In December 2019, two months before his 78th birthday, he took day-to-day control of Expedia following the departure of its CEO and CFO. In early 2020, IAC sold CH Media (parent of CollegeHumor) and spun off Match Group (owner of Tinder), then in August took some of the $4.3 billion in cash it had available at the end of June and, betting on a post-pandemic travel recovery, spent $1 billion on a 12% stake in MGM Resorts. Diller began his career at ABC in the 1960s and went on to run Paramount in 1974 before launching Fox Broadcasting in 1986.


  • Paramount Pictures
  • InterActiveCorp
  • FOX Entertainment


  • Shandong University of Science and Technology (China)
  • China University of Mining and Technology (China)
  • Stanford University (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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Barry Diller: Movie Studios Are Not a Great Business Proposition

Barry Diller: Movie Studios Are Not a Great Business Proposition

Barry Diller, who famously lost a bidding war for Paramount Pictures two decades ago, says the movie business has unattractive economics that have been crimped by internet's disruption of the media ecosystem."Movie companies rarely make a lot of money," Diller said during a keynote session Thursday at the 2017 CES trade show in Las Vegas Thursday. "A standalone movie studio today is a hardly a great business proposition," he said, allowing that Disney is an exception in the industry.Movie studios...


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