Written by Ollie C.
It has come as a great surprise today to hear that Bob Iger, Disney Chief Excecutive, has stepped down from his role. Having chaired the company since 2005, Iger has seen the company through a period of significant and exponential growth.
During his tenure, he oversaw the acquisitions of the likes of Marvel (which later became Marvel Studios), Star Wars' Lucasfilm, Pixar and most recently 21st Century Fox.
He piloted the company through perhaps its most prosperous time, as in the last ten years, 13 out of the top 20 highest-grossing films were Disney releases, and three of these titles entered the $2 Billion Dollar Club including the likes of Avengers: Endgame.
It has also been announced by Disney that Bob Chapek, formerly director of the company parks and products division, will take Iger's place as CEO in 2021. The future remains unclear as to whether the likes of Star Wars' Kathleen Kennedy will remain after her contract expires in the same year, but it will certainly be interesting to see how things progress.
It's certainly safe to say that Iger has put his stamp on the juggernaut that is Disney and he will be missed by many, being the one to bring in over 230,000 new employees since he started.
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