Robert Iger

Robert A. "Bob" Iger was born February 10, 1951. He 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 oversaw the acquisition of Pixar 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 the Disney company's character franchises.

 

Disney buys children`s Web site

LOS ANGELES: Racing to solidify its dominant position in children's entertainment on the Internet, Walt Disney Co. has acquired Club Penguin, a subscription Web site aimed at preteenagers, in a deal that could total $700 million.

Source: global.nytimes.com | Date: 2nd August 2007 Read more

Iger`s to-do list: 1. Pixar

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - With Walt Disney Co.'s ABC network on the rebound and its theme parks once again drawing hordes of thrill-seekers, incoming CEO Robert Iger has one key item on his immediate to-do list: To buttress a movie division that's facing the loss of two major ventures.

Source: money.cnn.com | Date: 14th March 2005 Read more