Bob Iger, the head of Disney, has spoken about the making of the new Star Wars movies, Shanghai Disney and a whole lot more in an exclusive interview with Variety. Oh, and he also loves sushi.
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— Variety (@Variety) November 23, 2016
Under Iger’s leadership Disney bought Pixar Animation Studios for $7.4 billion, Marvel Studios in 2009, and of course the entire Star Wars franchise. Talk about farsighted. Under his leadership, Disney’s profits have tripled.
The most interesting part of the interview was when Bob Iger opened up about having to part with his chosen successor Tom Staggs.
“There is no way around admitting that it was profoundly difficult on a personal level and on a professional level. I worked closely with Tom both before I was CEO and since. He was CFO when I got this job, and we not only worked side by side, but he helped me a lot in not only getting off the ground as the CEO but in accomplishing a lot of the things that I set out to accomplish.”
— Variety (@Variety) November 22, 2016
Bob Iger is set to step down from Disney in 2018.