Bob Iger

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Bob Iger
BobIgerHWOFJune2013.jpg
Iger in June 2013
Born
Robert Allen Iger

(1951-02-10) February 10, 1951 (age 70)
NationalityUnited States
EducationB.S., Ithaca College, 1973
OccupationEntertainment Executive
Years active1974–2020
EmployerThe Walt Disney Company
TitleChairman & CEO
PredecessorMichael Eisner
SuccessorBob Chapek
Board member ofApple Inc.
Spouse(s)Susan (divorced; 2 children)
Willow Bay (1995–present; 2 children)
Parents
  • Arthur L. Iger (father)
  • Mimi Iger (mother)
Signature
Robert A. Bob Iger signature.svg

Robert Allen "Bob" Iger (/ˈɡər/; born February 10, 1951) is an American businessman. He was the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of The Walt Disney Company from 2005 to 2020.[2][3][4][5]

Before Disney, Iger served as the president of ABC Television from 1994 to 1995 and the president and chief operating officer (COO) of Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. from 1995 until Disney's acquisition of the company in 1996.[6]

He was named president and COO of Disney in 2000, and later succeeded Michael Eisner as CEO in 2005, after a successful effort by Roy E. Disney to shake-up the management of the company.[7][8] As part of his yearly compensation, Iger earned $44.9 million in 2015.[1]

On February 25, 2020, Iger announced his retirement as CEO of Disney.[9]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Variety Staff (December 23, 2015). "Disney CEO Bob Iger's Compensation Falls to $44.9 Million in 2015". Variety. Retrieved June 24, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Disney Biography of Mr. Robert A. Iger". Retrieved 7 June 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Executive Profile for Robert A. Iger". Bloomberg News. 5 May 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Robert Iger 1951— Biography - sources for further information".
  5. "Robert Iger Biography". Encyclopedia of World Biography.
  6. "C-SPAN Biography of Mr. Robert A. Iger". C-SPAN.org. Retrieved 8 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. Orwall, Bruce (March 4, 2004). "Eisner Steps Down as Disney Chairman". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved June 6, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. "Disney Press Release Naming Iger as New CEO". Wall Street Journal. March 13, 2005. Retrieved June 6, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. Mucha, Zeina; Singer, Lowell (2020-02-25). "Bob Chapek Named Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company". The Walt Disney Company.