Notable entertainment professional and former ceo from the Walt Disney Company. He graduated with an British level from Denison College or university in 1964. He was called chief executive and CEO of Paramount Photos in 1976 and was in charge of greenlighting such strike films as Sunday Night time Fever, Raiders from the Shed Ark, as well as the Celebrity Trek film franchise. His reign over Disney was controversial, making much praise initially but souring towards the finish of his tenure with Roy E. Disney, boy of co-founder Roy O. Disney and nephew of Walt Disney, positively campaigning for Eisner’s ouster in 2003. He fathered three sons with Jane Breckenridge. His dad was an attorney and a USA Department of Casing and Urban Advancement local administrator. He was an associate from the Barack Obama for America corporation.
Full Name Michael Eisner
Date Of Birth March 7, 1942
Place Of Birth Mount Kisco, NY
Height 1.91 m
Profession Business Executive
Education Lawrenceville School, Denison University
Movies Sketches of Frank Gehry, Soarin' Over California
TV Shows Glenn Martin, DDS, Conversations with Michael Eisner, Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears, The Wuzzles, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, The Wonderful World of Disney (1997)
Star Sign Pisces
Developed Nick at Nite show "Glenn Martin DDS". [August 2009]
Facing the biggest challenge during his time at Disney as he faces calls for his resignation by Roy Edward Disney and Stanley Gold (former Disney executives) and Walt Disney Co. faces a takeover bid from Comcast, Inc. [February 2004]
Won a lawsuit brought by the Disney shareholders over the compensation package of fired executive Michael Ovitz. Even though the judge ruled that Eisner did not owe the Disney shareholders any money, the judge ruled that Eisner often put his own interests over that of his company. [August 2005]
Graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio.
After receiving an unprecedented rebuke from shareholders in 2004 with 43% of shares being withheld for his re-election, he stepped down as the Chairman of the Board, and continued to hold the position of CEO.
President and COO of Paramount Pictures (1976-1984).
Has been criticized in recent times for having a fractious style of management which has led to a string of top executives leaving the company.
He was heavily criticized for building a Board of Directors which was filled with friends and supporters who did not effectively balance his own influence in the boardroom. Reforms that were made under pressure brought in renowned diplomat and negotiator Senator George Mitchell, but also removed the harshest critic of Eisner in the boardroom - Roy Edward Disney.
Under his leadership, Disney was transformed from a film studio and theme park company to one of the largest media powerhouses in the world. The company's market capitalization grew from $2 billion in 1984 to $61 billion in 2001. The company is now worth $50 billion.
CEO and Chairman of the Board of the Walt Disney Co. (1984-2005).
When Barry Diller brought Eisner to Paramount in 1976, the company was firmly in sixth place (out of six) in the movie industry, without a single release in the box-office top ten. Two years later, half of the top box-office were Paramount productions, and Paramount was the top movie studio.
As a top programming executive at ABC in the 1970s, he was instrumental in taking the network from its usual third place to the top through programming like Happy Days (1974).
Worked his way up from an mid-level manager to the VP of Prime Time Production at ABC (1966-1976).
When dissatisfied with his work at NBC, he mailed out hundreds of resumés to further his career. He received just one response - from Barry Diller at ABC.