Robert Iger
Robert Iger

Robert Iger is an American businessman and CEO. Before changing to the American Broadcasting Company in the mid-’70s, He worked as a local TV weatherman.

Quick Biography

Robert was born on February 10, 1951, in Ocean-side. He is a son of Arthur (a professor and business executive) and Mimi (a teaching assistant).

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Robert Allen Iger
Age: 69 years old
Birth Date: February 10, 1951
Birth Place: New York, United States
Nationality: American
Religion: Jewish
Parents: Arthur and Mimi
Spouse: Willow Bay (m. 1995), Susan Iger (m. ?–1994)
Children: Kate Iger, Robert Maxwell Iger, William Iger, Amanda Iger
Height: 1.85 m
Weight: 73 kg
Profession: Businessman
Net Worth in 2020: $400 Million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Robert is 69 years old. He has a height of 1.85 m and a weight of 73 kg.

Education, School/College University

He attended school at Ithaca College and later pursued an undergraduate degree (magna cum laude).

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Robert was born on February 10, 1951, in Ocean-side. He is a son of Arthur (a professor and business executive) and Mimi (a teaching assistant).

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Robert Iger With Wife Willow Bay
Robert Iger With Wife Willow Bay

Robert has been engaged in several marriages. He married his first wife, Kathleen Susan Iger, who was a television journalist and model with whom they divorced in 1994. They had two children, namely: Katie, Amanda. He then married Willow Bay and had two children Robert Maxwell, William Iger.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): married
When did he get married? (married date): 7 October 1995
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is Robert Iger Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Willow Bay (m. 1995)
Kids: Kate Iger, Robert Maxwell Iger, William Iger, Amanda Iger

Professional Life and Career

Bu the age of ten years, Robert already wanted to work on television. Initially, he wanted to be a television news correspondent. While a student, he continued to pursue this goal. He began his career in Ithaca just after his graduation, where he worked in front of the camera for a local news station, a job termed as a television weatherman.

In 1974, he moved to New York City, where he was hired by ABC as a studio supervisor. This position enabled him to work on a number of programs, including game shows. Later, in 1976, he joined ABC Sports. Here, for 12 years, he held management and executive positions. He programmed ABC Sports in the 1980s.

He continued well in his career as he was named vice president in charge of program planning and development in 1985. He was then promoted to the vice president of programming, where he was in charge of scheduling all of ABC Sports’ programming and acquiring programming as well.

His excellent work drew the attention of the heads of the network and thus opened a door for him at the parent network, ABC, where he became an executive vice president at the network.

He became president and chief operating officer of ABC Entertainment in 1989. In 1994, he was selected to be the president and chief operating officer of ABC.

In these positions, He was heavily involved in the acquisition of programming and rights. Due to his unfettered commitment, ABC became a number-two network in the 1993-94 television season and number one in 1994-95.

Iger remained with ABC after its merger with its parent company, Capital Cities, with Disney and helped the merger to be completed successfully. Complications in the running of ABC resulted in a loss of millions of dollars per year.

Iger was, however, given new posts at both ABC and Disney despite these problems where he became chair of the ABC Group. He became president of Walt Disney International Around the same time

He quit from AABC In 2000 after he was named Disney’s president and chief operating officer (COO), a member of Disney’s executive management committee, and board of directors.

In a book, Disney War, written by journalist James Stewart Iger is criticized for the inner workings of Disney. The journalist in the book claims that Iger did not have the best assessment skills for the moves he made at ABC. This, however, contrasts with Marc Gunther’s note that Iger never stole the spotlight from Disney’s long-time leading man, Michael Eisner. He states that Iger became COO by default when all his rivals dropped out. This, therefore, means Iger had no real competition for the job.

Iger began running an entertainment conglomerate worth about $57 billion when he took charge of Disney. The company later began recording poor performances but has of late shown some improvements.

Iger participated in the creation of a Disney theme park in Hong Kong, which was scheduled to open in fall 2005 with a firm believe that Disney should continue to expand into Asia, despite the losses they had experienced. His belief was that China and India were two large markets where Disney must expand.

Awards & Nominations

Directors Guild of America, USA

2010 Winner
DGA Honorary Life Member Award

 

PGA Awards

2014 Winner
Milestone Aw

 

Robert Iger Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2020

Robert Iger Net Worth
Robert Iger Net Worth

As of July 2020, He has a net worth of $400 million.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

In a book, Disney War, written by journalist James Stewart Iger is criticized for the inner workings of Disney. The journalist in the book claims that Iger did not have the best assessment skills for the moves he made at ABC. This, however, contrasts with Marc Gunther’s note that Iger never stole the spotlight from Disney’s long-time leading man, Michael Eisner.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Robert Iger Facebook page has around 3.1k fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 125k followers. On Robert Iger Instagram account, he has around 73k followers while on YouTube, Robert Iger has around 85 subscribers.

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