Bob Iger

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Bob Iger
Iger in June 2013
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)
  • Arthur L. Iger (father)
  • Mimi Iger (mother)
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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]

References[change | change source]

  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.
  2. "Disney Biography of Mr. Robert A. Iger". Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  3. "Executive Profile for Robert A. Iger". Bloomberg News. 5 May 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  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". Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  7. Orwall, Bruce (March 4, 2004). "Eisner Steps Down as Disney Chairman". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  8. "Disney Press Release Naming Iger as New CEO". Wall Street Journal. March 13, 2005. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  9. Mucha, Zeina; Singer, Lowell (2020-02-25). "Bob Chapek Named Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company". The Walt Disney Company.