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Michael D. Eisner

Walt Disney Company

1984 - 2005

Entertainment & Broadcast Media

1980 b. 1942
UndergraduateDenison University
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
Era - 1980

Eisner headed the second-largest media and entertainment company in the U.S. having grown its market value from $3 billion to approximately $70 billion in his first 14 years as CEO. Eisner has released animated movie hits such as The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Lion King, Toy Story and Mulan. Eisner has also upgraded and expanded Disney’s theme parks and hotels, and has added hundreds of retail Disney Stores. In 1995, Eisner acquired the ABC Television Network and ESPN, the cable sports network. Eisner has also grown the company through Internet ventures, sports team franchises and Broadway productions.