Bob Iger: News

Bob Iger is an American businessman who is the former CEO of The Walt Disney Company. He serves as the executive chairman and chairman of the board of Walt Disney as of 2021. In the past, Iger had held the position of President in ABC Television from 1994-1995. In 1972, Iger started his career in the media industry. After serving as a television weatherman for a brief period, Iger joined ABC in 1974. In 1989, he became ABC Entertainment’s head. In 1996, ABC’s parent company was bought by Disney and Iger became its CEO in 2005. The annual net income of Disney surged to over 400 percent under Iger. Some of Iger’s major achievements at Disney include the acquisition of the computer animation film studio Pixar, the opening of Shanghai Disneyland in 2016 which attracted over 11 million visitors. He also acquired Marvel Studios in 2009 and the production company Lucasfilm in 2012. Iger published his first memoir titled ‘The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company’ in 2019.

Disney's third round of layoffs: Over 2,500 to be affected

A third wave of layoffs has hit The Walt Disney Company. This time, over 2,500 employees across the board are expected to receive the pink slip.

Disney to fire 4,000 employees in second round: Here's why

Entertainment giant The Walt Disney Company is set to join the group of companies that laid off employees twice amid economic uncertainties.

09 Feb 2023

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Disney announces 'Toy Story,' 'Frozen' sequels 

In a significant announcement, Disney has revealed its animated division is hard at work on the sequels of hit movie franchises Toy Story and Frozen.

Disney to axe 7,000 employees as company suffers streaming decline

Entertainment giant The Walt Disney Company has decided to fire 7,000 employees as the company prepares to deal with a challenging economic environment.

21 Nov 2022


Disney sacks Bob Chapek; former CEO Bob Iger replaces him

Bob Chapek was ousted as The Walt Disney Company's chief executive officer on Sunday, getting replaced by the conglomerate's former CEO Bob Iger.

14 Mar 2020


Hotstar rolls back Disney+ within 24 hours of release

A few days ago, Disney's on-demand video streaming service, Disney+, debuted in India through the Hotstar app.

01 Dec 2019


Dying fan gets to watch 'Star Wars' before official release

What's better than watching a Star Wars movie? Well, watching it before everyone else.

08 Nov 2019

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Confirmed: Disney+ will be streaming on Fire TV devices

Disney's direct-to-consumer content streaming service, Disney+, is set to go live on November 12.

08 Sep 2017


Disney takes back Marvel and Star Wars movies from Netflix

It's already been decided that Disney and Netflix will part ways in 2019 and the separation is going to hurt Netflix a lot.

17 May 2017


Hackers hold latest 'Pirates of the Caribbean' for ransom

Amid the massive WannaCry ransomware attack, hackers have now hit the Walt Disney Studios.