Bob Iger

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Full NameRobert Allen Iger
Date of BirthFebruary 10, 1951
Place of BirthNew York City, U.S.
EducationIthaca College (BS in Television and Radio)
Current TitleCEO, The Walt Disney Company
Other Positions– Director, Perfect Day
– Director, Genies, Inc.
CEO Term– September 2005 – February 2020
– November 2022 – present
PredecessorsMichael Eisner, Bob Chapek
SuccessorBob Chapek
Political AffiliationDemocratic (before 2016), Independent (2016–present)
Spouses– Kathleen Susan (divorced)
– Willow Bay (m. 1995)
RelativesJerry Iger (great-uncle)
Key Career Roles– President of ABC (1994-1995)
– President and COO of Capital Cities/ABC (1995-1996)
Disney Acquisitions– Pixar (2006) for $7.4 billion
– Marvel Entertainment (2009) for $4 billion
– Lucasfilm (2012) for $4.06 billion
– 21st Century Fox (2019) for $71.3 billion
Expansion Efforts– Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (2005)
– Shanghai Disney Resort (2016)
Direct-to-Consumer InitiativesExpanded Disney+ and Hulu investments
Parents– Miriam “Mimi” Iger (née Tunick)
– Arthur L. Iger
Early CareerHost of Campus Probe, weatherman in Ithaca
Net Worth ImpactIncreased Disney’s market capitalization from $56 billion to $231 billion
Contract RenewalDisney renewed Iger’s contract until 2026 in July 2023
Total Compensation (2023)$31.6 million, including salary, stock awards, stock options, performance-based compensation, and other compensation
Notable Achievements– Reinvigoration of Walt Disney Animation Studios
– Branded-release strategy for film studio
– Major acquisitions and expansion of Disney’s IP portfolio

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