Robert Iger
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United States
2021

Robert
Iger

Executive Chairman

As the days were winding down to the expiration of Iger’s Disney contract at the end of 2021, there was rampant speculation on what the next chapter would hold for the man who’s arguably the Mouse House’s greatest leader since Walt Disney. Some said he was lobbying President Biden to be named U.S. Ambassador to China, while Iger himself professed a desire to make an appearance as a weatherman (a job he had in his early 20s) before bidding adieu. After 15 years as Disney CEO, Iger ceded the job to Bob Chapek in Febru­ary 2020 and took the title of executive chairman. No matter what the future holds, no one can take away his many accomplishments at Disney, culminating in the blockbuster launch of the Disney+ streaming service.

Career

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

Education

  • Ithaca College (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact
  • Showman of the Year
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