Robert Iger
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United States
2019

The Walt Disney Company

Robert
Iger

Executive Chairman

Iger is at the center of a whirlwind of activity at Disney as the company continues the hard work of combining its operations with 21st Century Fox, running the Disney Plus platform around the world, revving up Hulu with FX programming and selecting Bob Chapek, chairman of parks, experiences and products, as successor for Iger. In early 2020, Disney’s long-serving CEO transitioned into the role of executive chairman, where he will lead creative operations until the end of 2021 when his contract ends, although some speculation has mounted that he may set another contract extension, which would be his fourth in the last nine years. As the studio re-engineers its operations to better compete in the streaming era, it’s hard to imagine anyone but Iger at the helm, as his boldness is underscored only by his willingness to risk tarnishing his own legacy to position the company for the future.

 

Career

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

Education

  • Ithaca College (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 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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