Extremely Wealthy Disney Boss Bob Iger Calls Striking Writers and Actors’ Demands ‘Not Realistic’

Posted on AllSides July 13th, 2023
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On Thursday, as Hollywood actors prepared to join writers on strike, Disney CEO Bob Iger shared some fascinating thoughts about his colleagues’ goals—which he described to CNBC’s Squawk Box as “not realistic.”

Iger collected $65 million from Disney in 2018—which is 1,424 times the company’s median employee salary. (Forbes placed Iger’s net worth at around $690 million in 2019.) He retired in 2020 but returned to Disney’s helm in 2022 for a cool target annual salary of $27 million, with all bonuses. On Wednesday, he signed a contract extension that...

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