Bob Iger

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.
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  • Sheryl Sandberg: I’m Staying at Facebook

    … swirled that Sandberg was a potential replacement for Disney CEO Bob Iger, who announced at that time that he was leaving the company in 2016. Then in April 2014, Sandberg responded to rumors that the reason why she sold off several large parcels of Facebook stock was to prepare to run for a political office, saying on NBC’s Today: I’m glad you raised…

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  • 5 things we learned about YouTube in 2014

    … influencers. They’re buying the tech and workflow, too. In May, Disney chief financial officer Jay Rasulo stated that the Maker buy was not about IP, but about its underlying tech. Later that month, Disney CEO Bob Iger affirmed that position, adding “we did not believe we had the ability… to distribute as effectively and to sell as effectively…

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  • ESPN’s Bill Simmons suspension backfires online

    …, but was not marketed by ESPN. “It looks like they are in league with the NFL,” Pasetsky said of ESPN. ESPN broadcasts Monday Night Football, arguably the most prestigious game in the NFL’s weekly slate, and a lucrative one, too. Live sporting events have become increasingly valuable due to the growth of cord-cutting and ad-skipping. Indeed, Bob Iger, CEO…

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