How rich is Barry Diller?
Barry Diller Net Worth:
|Birth date:||February 2, 1942|
|Birth place:||San Francisco, California, United States|
|Profession:||Businessperson, Film Producer|
|Education:||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Spouse:||Diane von Fürstenberg (m. 2001)|
|Parents:||Reva Addison, Michael Diller|
Barry Diller biography:
Life, Death, and Barry Diller
Considered among the richest men on earth these days, Barry Diller is an American businessman with an estimated net worth of $1.9 billion as of 2013, according to Forbes. Barry Diller is considered to be the founder of USA Broadcasting and Fox Broadcasting Company. He currently serves as a Senior executive and Chairman of the Board ofIAC/InterActiveCorp.
Prior to his success at InterActiveCorp, Barry Diller had his ten-year tenure at Paramount Pictures where he served as the company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman.
From 1984 to 1992, he served as the CEO and Chairman ofFox, Inc. Now, Barry Diller serves as the Chairman ofIAC/InterActiveCorpand Expedia. Since 2002, Diller was already section of the board of Coca-Cola.
With over $295 million worth of settlement package, Diller was considered as the highest paid executive in 2005 fiscal year.
Barry Charles Diller (born February 2, 1942) is an American businessman, who currently serves as the Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC/InterActiveCorp and Expedia, Inc. and the media executive responsible for the creation of Fox Broadcasting Company and USA Broadcasting. Diller is a part of the Television Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 1994.
Diller leave 20th Century Fox in 1992 and bought a $25 million stake in QVC teleshopping network. Diller then started a bid to buy Paramount Communications, but lost it to Viacom. Diller stepped down from QVC in 1995. In 1997, Diller got the assets of Silver King Broadcasting, the collective group of over the air TV stations possessed by then Bud Paxson’s Home Shopping Network along with the Home Shopping Network itself. Along with this specific acquisition, Diller additionally bought the rights to the USA Network in the Bronfman family. The objective of the network was to possess the main, WAMI, create sports and news programming while testing general interest scheduling for the other stations in the group, of which the general interest scheduling would be locally made by the other stations in the group. Because of the high costs involved with producing and acquiring talent for shows outside the typical regions of New York City and Los Angeles, plus the significantly low standings such shows received in Miami Beach, the remaining shows were moved to Los Angeles to recover traction, but never did. Diller eventually sold the TV advantages to Univision after rejecting a bid from The Walt Disney Company. The USA Network and its assets were later sold off to Vivendi. Diller kept the assets of the Home Shopping Network and also the following Internet assets he obtained after to bolster the HSN On-Line stable that after became IAC/InterActiveCorp.