Bob Iger is one of the renowned American Businessmen and a Chief Executive Officer of the popular Walt Disney Company. He is also the Chairman of this company which is the world’s largest media company which has got the most respected brands globally. He has been able to expand this company through the roles he has played in it.
The expansion has come through acquiring some of the greatest storytellers in the entertainment industry such as Lucasfilm which is the most recently acquired in 2012, Marvel in 2009, and Pixar which was acquired in 2006. He has gained much of his success in his career line through his hard work. Keep reading this article to know more about the net worth of Bob Iger in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Bob Iger was born on 10th February 1951 in New Youk, in the United States of America. He father’s name was Arthur L. Iger while his mother’s name was Mimi Tunick. Iger’s mother was a worker at Oceanside’s Boardman Junior High School while his father was an executive vice president and general manager of Greenvale Marketing. He was also a veteran in the Second World War. Bob Iger was the only child of his parents.
At Oceanside, Iger studied at Fulton Avenue School after which he joined Oceanside High School and later graduated in 1969 from this school. After graduating from high school, he joined the Roy H. Park School of Communications, Ithaca College in New York from which he graduated with a Bachelor in Science Degree in Television and Radio in 1973.
Iger has married two times in which the first marriage was between him and Kathleen Susan Iger whom they got two children by the name Amanda Iger and Kathleen Pamela (Kate). The couple later separated in 1994.
After the first divorce, He married the second time an American Journalist and a Model who is known as Willow Bay in the year 1995. The marriage ceremony was done through an interfaith of Roman-Catholic and Jewish in New York. They have two sons by the name; William Iger and Robert Maxwell.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Iger’s career began in 1974 after he had completed his university where he was hired by an American Broadcasting Company (ABC) in which he stayed in this company for 22 years before it was purchased by the Walt Disney Company. In the company, he played several roles in different departments which made him have exposure in most of the company.
He got promoted to a higher position in the year 1993 in which he was made the head of ABC Entertainment and later named the President of the ABC Network Television Group in 1993. Later in the year, he became ABC Senior Vice President for the Capital Cities. And in July, the same year became the Executive Vice President. In 1994, he was promoted to the President of the ABC’s Corporate Parent and Chief Operating Officer.
From increased success, he was made the Disney’s Chief Operating Officer in 2004 who later succeeded the CEO in 2005. After becoming the CEO, he expanded the company by acquiring Pixar, and Marvel Entertainment. He has announced that he will step down his career as a CEO of Disney in 2019.
Net Worth & Earnings
Bob Iger is one of the successful businessmen with a very reputable career line which has been influenced by his hard work. With his earnings, he has got a bountiful net worth. He earns a salary of $30 Million in a month which has made him have one of the most reputable net worth. His current net worth is estimated to be $110 million.
Iger has been known for his hard work through which he usually woke early in the morning at 4:30 am no matter the place he was after which he would be in his office it the next two hours. He is one of the humble guys compared to his position.