About the author
Robert Iger is an American media executive, film producer, author, and businessman. He is Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company. He previously served as president of ABC television from 1994-1995 and as President/COO of Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. from 1995 to 1996, when Disney acquired the company. Iger has worked to broaden Disney’s roster of intellectual properties and presence in international markets. He oversaw the acquisitions of Pixar in 2006 for $7.4 billion dollars and Marvel Entertainment in 2009 for $4billion, Lucasfilm in 2012 for 4.06 billion, and 21st Century Fox in 2019 for $71.3 billion. During his tenure, the company has expanded its theme park resorts in East Asia, launching the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and the Shanghai Disney Resort in 2005 and 2016, respectfully. Iger oversaw increasing market capitalization from 48.4 billion to 257 billion over a period of thirteen years. In April of 2019, he announced plans to step down as CEO in 2021. He attended Ithaca College, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Television and Radio.