Bob Iger has been Disney's (DIS) CEO since 2005 and has expanded the company with partnerships with Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. And now $52.4 billion worth of Twenty-First Century Fox  (FOXA) entertainment assets are now part of the Disney empire

In addition to the crucial partnerships with iconic characters , under his watch two of the newest and largest expansions to the parks, Pandora - the World of Avatar and Star Wars Land have upped the entertainment park game. 

Though he had previously planned to retire in 2019, it was announced that Iger will now stay on as chief executive and chairman until 2021. 

It's safe to say that he may be the happiest CEO on Earth. 

Editors' Pick: Originally published on Oct. 4, 2017. 

 

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.

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