Robert Allen Iger is a renowned American businessman who has been serving as the chief executive officer and the chairman of Walt Disney Company. Before he started to work for the Disney Company, he was serving as the president of the ABC Television from the year 1994 to the year 1995 and as the president/COO of the Capital Cities from the year 1995 until when Disney got to be acquired. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth and earnings of Robert Iger in the year 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Iger was born in the year 1951 on February 10th in New York, New York. He was born in a Jewish family and got to be raised in Long Island of the Oceanside, New York. He attended Fulton Avenue School and later on went to graduate from the Oceanside High School in the year 1969.
In the year 1973, he was able to graduate from Ithaca College where he graduated with a degree in Television as well as Radio. His parents were Mimi and Arthur Iger. The father was a war veteran who was able to serve as Executive vice president and also general manager of Greenvale Marketing Corporation. His mother at one time was working at a school.
Iger has married twice and the first time that he got married was to a lady by the name Kathleen Iger, but their marriage ended up in divorce. The couple had two children, Amanda Iger, and Pamela Iger. In the year 1995, he married Willow Bay; They have two children, Robert Iger, and William Iger.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
His career started in the year 1972 when he was hosting Campus Probe, which was a show in the Ithaca College television show. Iger had dreamt of going on to become a senior news anchor while he was working as a weatherman for five months before he shifted his career goals. In the year 1974, he joined ABC, and in 1989, he was named to head the ABC Entertainment.
He also served as the president of the ABC Television Group from the year 1993 to the year 1994. In the year 1994, he got promoted to the position of President and the COO of the ABC’s corporate parent by the name Capital Cities. Currently, he has been working as the President and the CEO of Walt Disney Company.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Robert Iger is estimated to be over $400 million. This wealth has been generated from his expansive career in the various top management positions. He has a record of driving firms to making huge profits, and this is what has his salary to rise to $44 million annually.
Robert Iger has been a successful manager in all the ventures that he has engaged in. In the year 2016, he went on and changed his status of politics from a Democrat to an independent voter. He has been able to co-chair a fundraiser of Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign in the year 2016. He had been appointed to the Strategic team by Donald Trump but later on resigned.