Bob Iger Height, Age, Net Worth

Quick Info Bob Iger :

NameRobert Allen Iger
NickNameBob Iger
Date of BirthFebruary 10, 1951
Age (2024)73 Years
NationalityUnited States
HomeTownNew York City
Height6ft 1in
ProfessionAmerican media business executive
EducationIthaca College (BS)
SpouseKathleen Susan (divorced)​
Willow Bay (m. 1995)
ChildrensKate IgerRobert Maxwell IgerWilliam IgerAmanda Iger
Net Worth690 Million USD

Who is Bob Iger ?

Robert Allen Iger, commonly known as Bob Iger, is a prominent figure in the American media industry, renowned for his transformative leadership as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Walt Disney Company. Born on February 10, 1951, Iger’s illustrious career spans decades, marked by significant contributions to various facets of the entertainment and broadcasting realms. Throughout his tenure, Iger has demonstrated exceptional acumen in steering Disney to unprecedented heights, leaving an indelible mark on the global media landscape.

Bob Iger
Bob Iger

Prior to assuming the helm at Disney, Iger held pivotal roles within the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) and Capital Cities/ABC, showcasing his versatility and strategic vision. His journey from humble beginnings to the pinnacle of corporate leadership epitomizes perseverance, ingenuity, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.

Under Iger’s stewardship, Disney experienced remarkable expansion and diversification, solidifying its position as a powerhouse in the entertainment industry. Through strategic acquisitions, including Pixar, Marvel Entertainment, Lucasfilm, and the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox, Iger orchestrated bold moves that redefined Disney’s portfolio and amplified its global influence.

Facts about Bob Iger :

  • Bob Iger is the current CEO of The Walt Disney Company (as of April 2024).
  • He previously held the CEO position from 2005 to 2020 and returned in November 2022.
  • Iger oversaw a massive increase in Disney’s market value, from $48 billion to $257 billion during his first tenure as CEO.
  • He spearheaded major acquisitions like Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox entertainment assets.
  • Iger expanded Disney’s theme park presence in Asia with Hong Kong Disneyland and Shanghai Disneyland.
Bob Iger
Bob Iger
  • He revitalized Walt Disney Animation Studios and implemented a branded-release strategy for films.
  • Iger boosted investment in direct-to-consumer services like Disney+ and Hulu.
  • Born in New York City in 1951, Iger comes from a Jewish family.
  • He graduated magna cum laude from Ithaca College with a degree in Television and Radio.
  • Iger initially wanted to be a news anchor but later shifted career paths.
  • Iger started at ABC in 1974, performing basic tasks on television sets.
  • He impressed executives with his handling of the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics broadcasts.
  • Iger became head of ABC Entertainment, greenlighting successful shows like Twin Peaks.
  • He rose through the ranks to become president of ABC Network Television Group and Capital Cities/ABC.
  • Iger’s father was a World War II veteran and advertising professor.
  • His paternal grandfather was the brother of cartoonist Jerry Iger.
  • Iger’s first media job was hosting a college television show.
  • He briefly worked as a weatherman before changing career goals.
  • Iger received the title of Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2022.
  • Time magazine named him Businessperson of the Year in 2019.

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