Bob Iger or “Robert Allen Iger” (born 10 February 1951) is an author, film producer and businessman from America. From 1994 – 1995 he served as the president of ABC network. Till the year 2020, he was the CEO of Disney.
Bob has helped in the expansion of operations of the company. He has expanded Disney parks to Asian countries also.
Over the years his name got involved in many controversies and once there were allegations of rape on him. He also got opposed by the politicians for receiving compensation of $400+ million USD from the company.
On 25th Feb he stepped down from his position and recommended the name of the Disney parks, Mr. Bob Chapek.
Last night's premiere of @Pixar latest film, #Onward, gave me a chance to see @MarvelStudios friends–#ChrisPratt and #TomHolland! Tom owes me a "pint" for saving @SpiderMan! pic.twitter.com/JP1UOQJa6h
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) February 19, 2020
Childhood, Parents, Siblings & Education
Disney’s CEO, Robert Allen Iger took birth on February 10th, 1951 (age 69 years, as in 2020) in a Jewish family of New York City. His father Arthur Iger was a marine veteran who served the country during World War 2. His mother Mimi Iger used to work in a high school. Bob’s parental grandfather was a great cartoonist.
Bob Iger did his schooling from Oceanside High School, NY. After schooling, he did his graduation in Bachelor of Science in TV and radio. He used to be a bright student in his study days which took him to such a high place.
Physical Stats, Height, Weight & Appearance
The former CEO of Disney is quite tall. Bob Iger’s tall height is calculated at 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm) and his weight is around 75 kg (171.96 lbs). In an article, he expressed that he is very diet conscious and his day starts with a long walk or cycling.
According to him, it is his daily workout routine which is helping him to stay active and mentally sound. His hairs are grey and he has not dyed them in any color. He has deep dark brown eyes. Most of the time, Bob appears wearing a Blue or grey business suit.
Personal Life, Spouse Willow Bay & Children
Bob has married twice in his lifetime. His first marriage happened with his long term girlfriend named Kathleen Susan. They both stayed together for quite a long time. They even got blessed with two daughters from this marriage. Later both started feeling uncomfortable together and took divorce.
In the early 90’s he met a lady named Willow Bay. Both of them dated each other for a long time and found themselves suitable for each other which lead to their marriage in 1995. In total Bob Iger has four kids Kate Iger, Robert Maxwell Iger, William Iger & Amanda Iger.
In his personal life, Robert Iger is very generous and humble. He uses social media platforms but is present only on Twitter. He has a large fan base on Twitter and his account has 166.5k fans.
Some Lesser Known Facts about Bob Iger
|Real Full Birth Name||Robert Allen Iger.
|Famous Name||Bob Iger.
|Famous as||Former Disney's CEO.|
|Age (As of 2019)||69 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||February 10, 1951.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||New York City.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Birth Sign)||Aquarius.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 6'1".
Centimeters: 185 cm.
Meters: 1.85 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 75 Kg.
Pounds: 171.9 lbs.
|Eye Color||Dark brown.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||11.|
|Parents||Father: Arthur Iger.
Mother: Mimi Iger.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Wife||1. Kathleen Susan (divorced).
2. Willow Bay (m. 1995).
|Kids||1. Kate Iger.
2. Robert Maxwell Iger.
3. William Iger.
4. Amanda Iger.
|Social media||Twitter: @RobertIger (166.5k fans).
|Highest Qualification||College Degree Completed.|
|School||Local High school.|
|Profession||Film producer, author, and businessman.|
|Net worth||$ 800 million USD (As in 2020).|
Disney CEO, Career & Net worth
In the year 1972, he started his career as a weatherman for a local news channel. After this, he got a job at ABC (American Broadcasting company), which was a labor job with a compensation of $ 150 USD a week.
In the year 1980, Robert Allen Iger became the head of ABC. The famous company Disney bought ABC and kept Bob as the company’s president until the year 1999. In Disney he served as the COO and in the year 2005 he replaced Michael Eisner and became the 6th CEO of the company.
Under his command, the company grew to a great extent. During his work period, Disney acquired Pixar, Marvel Entertainment, Lucasfilm and 21st-century fox. The capital of the company also increased a lot.
He also opened Shanghai Disneyland Park and it took 5.5 billion USD for the construction of the park. His yearly compensation is said to be around 50 million USD. According to the sources, Bob Iger’s estimated net worth is over $800 million US dollars, as in 2020. He has also invested in his own ventures.
- After leaving the placer of CEO Bob Iger will stay as the Executive chairman till December 2021.
- He got blamed for taking a large chunk from the company’s profit. An American politician Bernie Sanders blamed him to do so.
- Iger is very regarding his diet and consumes fewer carbohydrates but this rule does not apply for pizza as he is a huge lover of pizza.
- David Geffen described him as a nobleman. He said that he has never heard anyone saying anything bad about him.
- Robert Iger is the 6th CEO of the Disney Company and now Bob Chapek will be the 7th.
- According to his close friends, he is very punctual in his daily life.
- He helped in raising the equity value of the company from $48 billion USD to $257 billion USD.