Barry Diller
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United States
2021

InterActiveCorp

Barry
Diller

Chairman / Senior Executive

Diller made his mark running Paramount (1974-84) and Fox (1984-92), but these days most of his energies are dedicated to holding company IAC, which made a $2.7 billion acquisition of Meredith’s magazine group in October 2021. He’d been shedding holdings, like video-sharing platform Vimeo in May 2021, leaving home services company Angi as its largest asset. IAC also has a 12% stake in MGM Resorts International, purchased for $1 billion in August 2020. In 2021, he saw his frequent collaborator Scott Rudin — with whom he has produced numerous Broadway hits, including “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and films such as “Lady Bird” — get sidelined by abuse allegations and faced accusations himself in a 2021 lawsuit that he had covered up a sexual assault incident at another IAC property, Tinder.

Career

  • Paramount Pictures
  • InterActiveCorp
  • FOX Entertainment

Education

  • 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
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
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Barry Diller's IAC Looking to Buy Meredith for More Than $2.5 Billion (Report)

Barry Diller's IAC Looking to Buy Meredith for More Than $2.5 Billion (Report)

IAC, the digital media holding company headed by Barry Diller, is the leading bidder for Meredith's magazine and digital businesses, in a potential deal valued at more than $2.5 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported late Thursday.Meredith's lifestyle brands, focused on women-skewing audiences, include People, EW, InStyle, Shape, Food & Wine, Better Homes & Gardens, Allrecipes and Parents. The deal would not include Meredith's local TV business, which Meredith has agreed to sell to Gray Television for $2.7 billion. IAC...

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