Ron Meyer
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United States
2018

NBCUniversal

Ron
Meyer

Vice Chairman

The industry giant co-founded CAA before joining Universal in 1995 as president and COO. He ran the studio for 18 years — the longest reign in Hollywood history— before eventually being named vice chairman of NBCUniversal in 2013. Meyer provides strategic guidance and counsel on all aspects of the company, including its valuable portfolio of film and television assets, as well as the global theme park businesses. He played a key role in NBCU’s $3.8 billion acquisition of DreamWorks Animation, whose many hits include “Shrek” and “Madagascar.” The high school dropout and ex-Marine, who started as a messenger at the Paul Kohner Agency, recently signed a five-year contract extension with NBCU. Before starting CAA, he was a TV agent at William Morris.

Career

  • CAA
  • WME
  • Universal Pictures

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Showman of the Year
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NBCUniversal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer Seeks Record Amount for Malibu Estate

NBCUniversal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer Seeks Record Amount for Malibu Estate

Shortly after it became public last year he and Kelly Chapman Meyer split up after more than 25 years of marriage, word slipped down the ultra high-end real estate gossip grapevine that showbiz potentate Ron Meyer was open to “entertaining offers” for a Malibu estate unofficially, albeit not quietly made available outside the Multiple Listing Service with a head-swimming $125 million price tag. Alas, with no offers, or at least none that were acceptable, Meyer has dumped the high-profile brokers...

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