Robert bob Iger is an American businessman and current Chairman of the Walt Disney Company. He has served as its chief executive officer since October 2005, after the resignation of Michael Eisner. Before he was promoted to CEO, Iger was President and COO of Disney from 2000 to October 2005, as well as CEO of Disney Media Networks from March 2002 to December 2005, overseeing the company’s television properties including ABC and ESPN as well as The Walt Disney Company’s 80% controlling stake in ESPN Inc., which includes ESPN and ESPN2.
Robert Allan Iger was Born in New York City on February 10th, 1951. He is a Jewish man who is the son of a WWII Navy veteran. After his military duty, his father got a job in marketing, advertising, and public relations. after graduating from high school in 1969 Disney graduated from Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications in 1973.
Notably, his father had bipolar disorder. Meanwhile, his mother worked at Boardman Junior High School in Oceanside, NY. Robert is Arthur and Mimi’s eldest son.
He has a degree in television and radio, and his broadcasting career began when he anchored a show at the local college and acted as a weatherman in his hometown for a period of five months. As a kid, Robert Iger wanted to be a major newscaster, but soon decided against it.
Robert Allen Iger
Date of birth
February 10, 1951
New York City, New York
6′ 1″ (1.85 m)
Arthur L. Iger and Mimi Tunick Iger
Previously married to Kathleen Susan Iger
four children Kate Iger and Amanda Iger Robert Maxwell “Max” Iger and William Iger
Net Worth 2023
After joining ABC in 1974 to do manual labor for $150 a week, Iger had his breakthrough at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, when he was given the senior programming position.
He first attracted the attention of ABC executives, so they put him in charge of the whole department. Shows like Twin Peaks, America’s Funniest Home Videos, and Cop Rock are attributed to him.
Six years after the Walt Disney Company purchased Capital Cities/ABC, they appointed Iger president and chief operating officer (COO). That made him Disney’s second-in-command. It has been revealed that, in recent years, Iger’s base salary was $3 million, but he received massive cash bonuses. In 2020, he made a total of $21 million, and the following year, he raked in another $45.9 million. Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced in December 2021 that he would be stepping down as CEO of the company.
The former CEO possesses 247.1k followers on his Twitter account as of May 2023.
Personal life of Bob Iger – His married life with Willow Bay
Robert lger was married to a woman named Kathleen Susan. They were divorced and have two daughters, Kate and Amanda. Bob Iger then married journalist Willow Bay in 1995. Together, they have two sons, Robert Max (born 1998) and William (born 2002). Last December, he was named by Time as Businessperson of the Year, and just last year he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.
Bob Iger’s Awards
Robert Iger received the Ambassador of Humanity Award in 2012, the award was given to him by Steven Spielberg. He also received the Producers Guild of America’s Milestone Award in 2014. As noted by Time magazine, Iger was recognized as the 2019 Businessperson of the Year.
Income and Earnings
At one point, Bob Iger’s Disney shares were worth 1.08 million dollars and so in the year leading up to his retirement, he earned around $40-50 million. This includes base salary, bonus, and stocks granted. According to Forbes, in 2015 Iger received $3 million in salary and a $21.8 million bonus. As a result, he received $19.6 million in stock and options awards, bringing his total salary for the year to $47.5 million.
Bob Iger’s Net Worth 2023
Bob Iger’s net worth of $690 million was earned and most of it was accumulated as the CEO of The Walt Disney Company for 15 years.
Q.1 What is Bob Iger’s net worth?
Ans. According to Forbes, Iger’s estimated net worth was about $690 million as of 2023.
Q.2 What is Walt Disney’s net worth?
Ans. In 2023, the Walt Disney Company’s assets were worth a total of over 203.61 billion U.S. dollars.
Q.3 Who are Bob Iger’s kids?
Ans: Two daughters from his first marriage (Kate Iger and Amanda Iger) and Two sons from his second marriage (Robert Maxwell “Max” Iger and William Iger)
Q.4 Who owned Marvel?
Ans. Marvel Comics is American media and entertainment company that was widely regarded as one of the “big two” publishers in the comic industry. Its parent company, Marvel Entertainment, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Disney Company