Barry Diller
United States



Chairman / Senior Executive

The longest-tenured senior exec in the entertainment industry today, Diller heads IAC, a holding company with more than 150 brands and products centered on the intersection of e-commerce and digital media. He cut his teeth in TV at ABC in the 1960s and ‘70s then moved on to run Paramount. He launched Fox Broadcasting in the mid ’80s but veered left in 1992, opting to purchase a $25 million stake in the home-shopping business with QVC and, later, HSN. The IAC conglomerate currently operates a bouquet of properties, including Vimeo, the Daily Beast, College Humor, Electus,, Investopedia, ANGI Homeservices (think HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List) and Match Group, which comprises online-dating services Match, Tinder, Plenty 
of Fish and OkCupid.


  • Paramount Pictures
  • InterActiveCorp
  • FOX Broadcasting Company


  • University of California–Los Angeles (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 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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