Ted Sarandos
Courtesy of Netflix
United States
2020

Netflix

Ted
Sarandos

Co-CEO / Chief Content Officer

Overseeing Netflix’s massive content spend, estimated at $17.3 billion in 2020, Sarandos got a title commensurate with his duties in July 2020 when he was named co-CEO alongside cofounder Reed Hastings. The former video store chain exec joined Netflix in 2000 to run DVD acquisitions, later spearheading its push into originals, first with “Lilyhammer” in 2012. When the pandemic hit, he ensured the company’s $150 million in hardship funds reached crews and casts hardest hit, then led the way to safely resume production in locales like Iceland and Sweden. He also continued to diversify the originals slate, closing multi-year deals with Oscar-winner Guillermo Del Toro as well as The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Career

  • Netflix
  • BRIGHT
  • FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER: A DAUGHTER OF CAMBODIA REMEMBERS

Education

  • Arizona State University (AZ, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact
  • Digital Entertainment Impact/Digital Execs
  • Showman of the Year
  • Variety Vanguard
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