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The weather announcer to a multi-millionaire

know Its probably the most common dream was the Weatherman for the TV news speaker soar. That was the beginning of the seventies, but Bob Iger soon realized that he was good in front of the camera. The 1951-born in New York and worked behind the Scenes of the TV channel ABC, high, until it was bought in the nineties of Disney . In 2000, Iger made by then-Disney chief Michael Eisner to No. 2, after its removal in 2005, came Iger as the new CEO for the train. You have to trust him not much.

Disney was a Studio that took a toll of its reputation from better days and with its own animation and family films barely scored. Iger, this thirst-finished track, he launched an unprecedented expansion campaign. Under his leadership, Disney invested worldwide in amusement parks, Games and Merchandising.

Iger, moreover, there was a drastic expansion of the range. In 2006, Disney bought the leading animation Studio Pixar, 2009, the superhero house Marvel was swallowed, in 2013, Lucasfilm (and thus the "Star Wars"universe) was added. Pixar founder and Apple CEO Steve Jobs said at the time: "Bob Iger is the most Aggressive in the industry. The behavior of the consumer changes, but he understands it better than anyone else."

Disney, the measure of all things

in fact, Bob has made Iger of Disney to the currently leading Hollywood Studio. In 2018 Disney in the USA for the third Time in a row, square 1, the market share in the country is an impressive 26 per cent, not less than five of the Top 10 films come from the mouse house. Igers income has screwed meanwhile in exorbitant levels, as now the "Variety" reported. 2017 received Sodium total 36.2 million dollars in salary, Bonus and shares. In 2018, it was almost twice as much: 65.6 million.

It is assumed that Igers biggest Coups yet. The 67-Year-old will oversee the merging and Integration of media company 21st Century Fox, which is expected to be completed until 2021. This year, Disney is likely to get access to Fox content, including Oscar films such as "The Shape of Water" or removable blockbusters such as "Avatar".

This is important, as Disney wants to end the licensing partnerships with Netflix in the near future. The reason is that Under Igers management starting in the autumn of 2019, the own streaming service, Disney+. With the in-house film range, the Pixar-animated films, the Marvel super heroes and "Star Wars"fleet in the Luggage of the former weatherman has Sodium good chances to bring the current Streaming heavyweights, Netflix and Amazon in distress. (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 14.01.2019, 16:23 PM

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