Robert Allen "Bob" Iger (born February 10, 1951) is an American businessman and the current chairman and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company. He was named president of Disney in 2000, and later succeeded Michael Eisner as chief executive in 2005, after a successful effort by Roy E. Disney to shake-up the management of the company. Iger oversaw the acquisition of Pixar Animation Studios in 2006, following a period of strained relations with the animation studio. He also led the company to acquire Marvel Entertainment in 2009 and Lucasfilm in 2012, further broadening Disney's intellectual property franchises.
Iger was born to a Jewish His father Arthur was a Oceanside, New York. He then began his career as a weatherman for a local television station. He joined the American Broadcasting Company in 1974 and gradually rose through its ranks. Iger was instrumental in convincing ABC to pick up David Lynch's offbeat but influential Twin Peaks. He served as president of the ABC Network Television Group from 1993â€“94, and then was named president and chief operating officer of ABC's corporate parent, Capital Cities/ABC. In 1996, The Walt Disney Company bought Capital Cities/ABC and renamed it ABC, Inc., where Iger remained president until 1999.
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On February 25, 1999, Disney named Iger president of Walt Disney International, the business unit that oversees Disney's international operations, as well as chairman of the ABC Group. Disney called the change a promotion for Iger. But the company's insistence was initially viewed with skepticism, as some thought Iger was merely being removed from day-to-day authority at ABC since ABC had been struggling.
Disney named Iger its president and chief operating officer on January 24, 2000, making him the company's number two executive under Chairman and CEO Michael Eisner. The company had been without a separate president since Eisner assumed the role following the departure of Michael Ovitz in 1997, after sixteen months at Disney.
What is Robert A. Iger's net worth?
The estimated net worth of Robert A. Iger is at least $98.45 million as of June 1st, 2021. Mr. Iger owns 569,131 shares of The Walt Disney stock worth more than $98,453,972 as of August 3rd. This net worth estimate does not reflect any other investments that Mr. Iger may own. Additionally, Mr. Iger receives a salary of $2,710,000.00 as Chairman at The Walt Disney.
How old is Robert A. Iger?
Mr. Iger is currently 70 years old. There are 6 older executives and no younger executives at The Walt Disney. The oldest executive at The Walt Disney is Mr. Alan N. Braverman, Sr. EVP, Gen. Counsel & Sec., who is 73 years old.
What is Robert A. Iger's salary?
As the Chairman of The Walt Disney Company, Mr. Iger earns $2,710,000.00 per year. The highest earning executive at The Walt Disney is Mr. Robert A. Chapek, CEO & Director, who commands a salary of $3,120,000.00 per year.
How do I contact Robert A. Iger?
The corporate mailing address for Mr. Iger and other The Walt Disney executives is 500 SOUTH BUENA VISTA ST, BURBANK CA, 91521. The Walt Disney can also be reached via phone at 818-560-1000.
Has Robert A. Iger been buying or selling shares of The Walt Disney?
Robert A. Iger has not been actively trading shares of The Walt Disney during the past quarter. Most recently, Robert A. Iger sold 550,570 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $179.21, for a transaction totalling $98,667,649.70. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now directly owns 569,131 shares of the company's stock, valued at $101,993,966.51.
Who are The Walt Disney's active insiders?
Are insiders buying or selling shares of The Walt Disney?
In the last year, insiders at the entertainment giant sold shares 22 times. They sold a total of 2,057,142 shares worth mmore than $371,725,091.82. The most recent insider tranaction occured on June, 02nd when Susan E Arnold Director bought 8,400 shares worth more than $1,493,100.00. Insiders at The Walt Disney own 0.3 % of the company.
Information on this page was last updated on 6/2/2021.