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Bob Iger Celebrates 50 Years with Disney

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Bob Iger, the company CEO known for his transformative leadership at The Walt Disney Company, celebrates an impressive milestone: 50 years with the ABC-Disney family.

Iger’s journey, marked by strategic vision and innovative thinking, has left an indelible impact on the entertainment industry.

Starting his career at ABC in 1974, Iger climbed the ranks through various roles, demonstrating a keen understanding of media and entertainment.

His early years were spent honing his skills in programming and management, setting the stage for his future successes.

Iger was CEO and Chairman from 2005 to 2020, and then as Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board through 2021. He stepped down as CEO in 2020, but returned in November 2022 after the ousting of Bob Chapek.

Bob Iger posted on his new Instagram account:

“I started my career at ABC 50 years ago today and the business has certainly changed a lot since then! But at the end of the day, success still hinges on one thing: great storytelling. I’m proud to work alongside so many talented colleagues who create exceptional stories and experiences for the world to enjoy… truly the ride of a lifetime!”

Under Iger’s leadership, Disney has seen unprecedented growth and expansion.

He spearheaded the acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox, significantly enhancing Disney’s portfolio and influence.

One of Iger’s notable achievements was the launch of Disney+, a streaming service that quickly amassed millions of subscribers worldwide. This move marked a pivotal shift in how Disney delivered its content, adapting to the changing media consumption habits of audiences.

As Iger celebrates this remarkable milestone, he continues to inspire. As he once said:

“If you approach and engage people with respect and empathy, the seemingly impossible can become real.”