Bob Iger Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education and Career.
Robert A. “Bob” Iger is an American businessman and the current chairman and chief executive 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 was born on February 10, 1951 in Long Island, New York. His mother Mimi worked at Boardman Junior High School in Oceanside, New York and his father Arthur was executive vice president and general manager of the Greenvale Marketing Corporation, and a professor of advertising and public relations.
Iger completed his undergraduate studies at Ithaca College where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Television & Radio from Ithaca’s Roy H. Park School of Communications.
He then began his career as a weatherman for a local television station. He joined the American Broadcasting Company in 1974 and gradually rose through its ranks. Iger was instrumental in convincing ABC to pick up David Lynch’s offbeat but influential Twin Peaks.
He served as president of the ABC Network Television Group from 1993–94, and then was named president and chief operating officer of ABC’s corporate parent, Capital Cities/ABC. In 1996, The Walt Disney Company bought Capital Cities/ABC and renamed it ABC, Inc., where Iger remained president until 1999.
Iger has been married twice. His first marriage ended in divorce. He had two children with his first wife: Katie and Amanda. In 1995, he married journalist Willow Bay in an interfaith Jewish and Roman Catholic service in Bridgehampton, New York. October 8, 1995 They have two children: Gavin Maxwell and Sarah.
In June 2012, Steven Spielberg, Founder of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, presented Iger with the Institute’s highest honor, the Ambassador for Humanity Award.
Iger was recognized for his support of the Institute’s work, his longtime philanthropy, and his leadership role in corporate citizenship. June 11, 2012
He began his career at ABC in 1974 as a Studio Supervisor in New York, then moved to ABC Sports, where he advanced over a 12-year period through a series of increasingly responsible management posts.
He has held a series of increasingly responsible senior management positions at ABC, where he guided the complex merger of ABC at The Walt Disney Company.
Mr. Iger served as Vice President of Programming and was responsible for all scheduling and program acquisitions at ABC Sports since 1987. He served as the President of ABC Entertainment in Los Angeles. He served as the President of the ABC Television Network Group in New York since 1993.
During his years at ABC, he oversaw its broadcast television network and station, cable television, radio and publishing businesses, which includes the market leading brands of ABC, ESPN, Lifetime, A&E and The History Channel. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of MarketWatch, Inc. since 2006.
He serves as a Director of Bloomberg Philanthropies. He was employed at ESPN Holding Company, Inc. He served as the Chairman of the Disney-owned ABC Group since 1996. Mr. Iger has been a Director of The Walt Disney Company since 2000. He has been an Independent Director of Apple Inc. since November 2011.
He has been a Board Member of the U.S.-China Business Council since June 2011. He serves as a Director of Hulu Japan LLC.
He serves as a Director of National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation, Inc., Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. and New York City Outward Bound.
He serves as a Trustee of American Film Institute. He serves as a Trustee of the Museum of Television and Radio of Ithaca College.
He served as a Director of ABC, Inc. since 1994 and Infoseek Corporation since November 1998. Mr. Iger is a Member of the Partnership for a New American Economy, a coalition of mayors and business leaders from across the United States that support comprehensive immigration reform.
In June 2010, he was appointed as U.S. President’s Export Council, which advises the U.S. president on how to promote U.S. exports, jobs and growth.
In 2012, Mr. Iger became a member of the Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, which recognizes some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists and civic, corporate and philanthropic leaders.
He serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. He has been named one of Fortune magazine’s “25 Most Powerful People in Business” (2006, 2007); one of the “Top Gun CEOs” by Forbes magazine (2009); one of the “Best CEOs” by Institutional Investor magazine (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011); MarketWatch CEO of the Year (2006); and “CEO of the Year” by Chief Executive Magazine (2014). Mr. Iger received a BS in Communications from Ithaca College.
Mr. Robert A. Iger, also known as Bob, has been the Chairman of The Walt Disney Company since March 13, 2012 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since October 2, 2005.
Mr. Iger served as the President of The Walt Disney Company since October 2005 and also served as its President and Chief Operating Officer from January 2000 to September 2005.
He officially joined the Disney senior management team in 1996 as Chairman of the Disney-owned ABC Group and was given the additional responsibility of President of Walt Disney International. He served as the President of Walt Disney International and Chairman of the ABC Group from 1999 to 2000.
From 1974 to 1998, Mr. Iger held a number of increasingly responsible positions at ABC, Inc. and its predecessor Capital Cities/ ABC, Inc., culminating in service as the President and Chief Operating Officer of ABC, Inc. from 1994 to 1999. He also worked at ABC Holding Company, Inc.
As of October 2020, Bob Iger has an estimated net worth of $800 million. After completing 16 years as a CEO if Disney company, Iger conduct one of the largest media for different combinations in the world.
Disney Company has so many awards which help to increase his net profit growth from $8.4 billion to $9.4 billion in 2016. He will last long in the Disney Co. for so many years.
The last announcement was made by U.S. President Donald Trump that Bob Iger has a chance to join the President’s Strategy and policy formation in the future.