Robert Iger
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United States

Walt Disney Company, The


Chairman / CEO

Iger has built Disney into the world’s largest media company since becoming CEO in 2005. His strategy of aggressively pursuing bold acquisitions and investing in IP reached its apex with Disney’s $71.3 billion purchase of 21st Century Fox’s core entertainment assets. Fox joins Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm on the list of storied brands brought into Disney’s franchise-creating machine on Iger’s watch. Now the company is setting its sights on OTT dominance with a Disney-
branded streaming service set to launch in 2019. His next big challenge is to help the Disney board find a successor as he prepares to step down in December 2021. Iger, who joined ABC in 1974, has signed three contract extensions since setting his initial retirement date as 2015.


  • Walt Disney Company, The
  • Pixar Animation Studios
  • ABC Entertainment


  • Ithaca College (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact
  • Showman of the Year
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Disney CEO Robert Iger Sells $21.7 Million in Company Stock

Disney CEO Robert Iger Sells $21.7 Million in Company Stock

With the good times continuing to roll at Disney, CEO Robert Iger has cashed in some of his stock in the company, taking in some $21.7 million by selling 200,000 shares, according to an official filing.Iger continues to hold more than 1.1 million shares in the entertainment conglomerate, whose shares recently reached an all-time high. At an average price of $108.73 per share when he sold on Monday, the Disney boss's sale netted him $21,746,000, an SEC filing showed.Iger has...


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