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Michael Dammann Eisner was born on 7 March 1942, in the town of Mount Kisco, New York State USA, into a Jewish family reaching back to Germany, and is one of the biggest names in the film industry, built on his two decade stint as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of The Walt Disney Company; the billionaire film industry mogul is often credited with bringing “Disney” back from the brink of financial disaster and transforming it into one of the world’s most successful studios.

So just how rich is Michael Eisner? Authoritative sources have estimated that Michael has a net worth of over $1 billion as of mid-2016, much of it accumulated during his aforementioned time with “Disney” from 1984-2005.

Over the course of his career, Michael Eisner has proven himself time and again to be among the film industry’s most capable and competent businessmen and CEOs, and that is exactly why Eisner has managed to walk away from his time inwith a staggering net worth of over a billion dollars.

Michael Eisner Net Worth $1 Billion

Michael Eisner was raised in Manhattan’s Park Avenue,  the son of two successful professionals – Eisner’s mother, Margaret, was president of the Irvington Institute hospital, while his father Lester Eisner Jr. worked as a bureaucrat in the US Federal Government. The Eisner family had a long tradition of success in business, and Michael Eisner looked set to follow in their footsteps. In his youth, Eisner attended one of the oldest American summer camps – the Keewaydin Canoe Camp in Vermont, Canada. The film industry magnate has often been quoted attributing his drive for success to the time he spent here. He was educated at The Lawrenceville School,  and then   Denison University from where he graduated in 1964 with a BA in English.

Whatever the case, Michael Eisner’s career would have an auspicious start. Working for a time in various American broadcasting networks, Eisner came to the notice of fellow businessman and film industry legend Barry Diller, who invited Michael Eisner to work with him for the television broadcaster ABC – and Eisner must have made the right impression, because when Diller left ABC to become the Chairman of the film studio and distributor Paramount Pictures Corporation, he extended an offer for Eisner to become the CEO of Paramount’s studio branch. Eisner’s time in Paramount Pictures yielded a host of commercially successful films, including the science fiction franchise “Star Trek”, and the 1981 adventure film “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark” – successes that have certainly contributed a lot to Eisner’s net worth. It was during his work in “Paramount” that Eisner first met another future film industry heavy-hitter, Jeffrey Katzenberg.

In 1984, with Barry Diller departed from Paramount Pictures and the position of studio chief passed on to another, Michael Eisner left Paramount to become the CEO and Chairman of the Board for The Walt Disney Company. These would be Eisner’s most successful years, and in the two decades to follow, “Disney” recovered from its earlier slump to become a world-famous film studio and company, releasing such classic animated films as the 1989 “The Little Mermaid”. By the time Eisner left “Disney” in 2005, his net worth had already increased massively, and his name was well known in the film business.

In 2007, Eisner’ launched a studio, Vuguru through his investment firm, The Tornante Company, which produces and distributes videos for the Internet, portable media devices and cell phones.

Later the same year, Eisner joinedwith Madison Dearborn Partners to acquire the bubble-gum and collectibles firm, Topps Company,  and produced a mockumentary style show about his takeover of the Topps Company, called “Back on Topps.”

Of late, Eisner has moved on to host and produce his own talk show on CNBC, “Conversations with Michael Eisner”. No doubt his net worth is still rising.

Reflecting his influence on the world of entertainment, Michael was rewarded with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008, and was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2012.

In his personal life, Michael Eisner lives with his wife, Jane Breckenridge(m. 1967); they have three sons.


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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Prom Queen 2007-2012 TV Series executive producer - 33 episodes
Circling the Drain 2011 TV Movie executive producer
Glenn Martin DDS 2009-2011 TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Foreign Body 2008 TV Series executive producer - 2008
Conversations with Michael Eisner 2006 TV Series producer
Schoolhouse Rock! 1973 TV Series creative producer - uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glenn Martin DDS TV Series creator - 10 episodes, 2009 developer - 10 episodes, 2009

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Michael & Mickey 1991

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Our Country USA to Z 2007 Video short special thanks
Gangs of New York 2002 special thanks
Tale as Old as Time: The Making of 'Beauty and the Beast' 2002 Video documentary thanks - as Michael D. Eisner
The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story 1999 Documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Walt Disney World's 20th Anniversary Celebration 1991 TV Special Himself
The Best of Disney: 50 Years of Magic 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
20/20: Beauty and the Beast 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Michael Dammann Eisner)
The 1st Annual American Teacher Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
Jungle Book Reunion 1990 TV Movie Himself
Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special 1990 TV Movie Himself - Host
The 14th Annual Women in Film Crystal Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1987-1990 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself
Journey to Under the Sea: The Making of Disney's the Little Mermaid 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Magical World of Disney 1988 TV Special Himself - Host
The South Bank Show 1988 TV Series documentary Himself - Chairman, The Walt Disney Company
Mickey's 60th Birthday 1988 TV Movie Himself
The Making of 'Captain Eo' 1986 TV Special documentary Himself
In Their Own Words 2015 TV Series Himself
Tony Baxter: 45 Years of Imagination 2013 Documentary
Conversations with Michael Eisner 2008 TV Series Himself - Host
Disneyland: Secrets, Stories, & Magic 2007 Video documentary Himself - Former CEO, The Walt Disney Company
The Pixar Story 2007 Documentary Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 1998-2006 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Guest Host / Himself
American Masters 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The Tony Danza Show 2005 TV Series Himself
The View 2005 TV Series Himself
Broadway: The American Musical 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Michael Moore Hates America 2004 Documentary Himself - Chief Executive, The Walt Disney Corporation
ABC News Nightline 2004 TV Series Himself
Tale as Old as Time: The Making of 'Beauty and the Beast' 2002 Video documentary Himself - Chairman / CEO, The Walt Disney Company (as Michael D. Eisner)
Intimate Portrait 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Soarin' 2001 Documentary short Golfer (uncredited)
Disney's California Adventure TV Special 2001 TV Special Himself
Junket Whore 1998 Documentary Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1998 TV Series Himself
The Wonderful World of Disney 1997 TV Series Himself - Host
Larry King Live 1996 TV Series Himself - Guest
Alien Encounters from New Tomorrowland 1995 TV Special documentary Himself - Head of the Walt Disney Company (uncredited)
Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical Comes to L.A. 1995 TV Movie Himself
The Wonderful World of Disney: 40 Years of Television Magic 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 10th TV Academy Hall of Fame 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
Disney's Beauty and the Beast Goes to Broadway: Backstage 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Grand Opening of Euro Disney 1992 TV Special documentary Himself
The Dream Is Alive: 20th Anniversary Celebration of Walt Disney World 1991 TV Movie Himself - Host

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Some Jerk with a Camera 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Waking Sleeping Beauty 2009 Documentary Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself - 'Patriot' (segment "Pinheads & Patriots")
Treasures Untold: The Making of Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' 2006 Video documentary Himself
Modern Marvels 2001 TV Series documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 25 April. At 6843 Hollywood Boulevard.


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#Fact
1 Developed Nick at Nite show "Glenn Martin DDS". [August 2009]
2 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]
3 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]
4 Graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio.
5 While he was an executive at Paramount, he said the best script he ever read was Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
6 Underwent open heart surgery in 1996.
7 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.
8 President and COO of Paramount Pictures (1976-1984).
9 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.
10 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.
11 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.
12 CEO and Chairman of the Board of the Walt Disney Co. (1984-2005).
13 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.
14 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).
15 Worked his way up from an mid-level manager to the VP of Prime Time Production at ABC (1966-1976).
16 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.
17 His favorite film is Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro (1988). The film became Disney property in 2004; it was previously owned by Fox and Troma.
18 Began with a minor position at NBC, then moved to ABC, Paramount, then to Walt Disney.
19 He wrote his autobiography, a second book about his summer camp and was the subject of two other books, "The Keys to the Kingdom" and "Disney War".
20 In the early 1990s, after he cashed out some of the options he enjoyed which were tied to the performance of the Walt Disney Co., he walked away with over $100 million in cash.
21 When the Walt Disney Company bought ABC, Eisner controlled the network that gave him his start as a young executive.
22 Son, Joe Eisner, currently attending UC Berkeley.
23 Father of Breck Eisner and Eric Eisner.

#Quote
1 Success is not a formula, but is based on everything else - the creativity, the right people, the right team.
2 [on what he would most like to be remembered for at Disney, in a Newsweek interview] Not screwing it up.


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