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Barry Diller

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Net worth 2018: $3.22 Billion
Industry: Media
Residence: New York, New York
Country: United States
BirthDay: 2 February 1942
Sigh: Pisces
Education: Drop Out, University of California, Los Angeles

Barry Diller was bornon 2 February 1942 in New York, New York, United States. Barry Diller is #762 in List Billionaires People In The World. Barry Diller is chairman and senior executive of both IAC and Expedia, Inc. He worked at ABC, Paramount and Fox and oversaw launches of hit TV shows including "Cheers" and "The Simpsons." Diller is married to designer Diane von Furstenberg and has a stake in her fashion company.


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What I really do think it takes [to have a successful communication tool, is] rolling out new product, and if that new product is good and appealing, then you'll more than likely survive and probably thrive.

Barry Diller

It is stated to be the largest donation to a public park in New York's history, with the project completion estimated around 2019


In 2015, Diller and his wife committed to donate US$113 million toward a floating public park and performance space on a pier in the Hudson River, New York


In 2012, Diller donated $30 million to the Hollywood Fund, which provides health and social care to retired individuals from the show-business world


In 2011, the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation announced a donation of $20 million to support the completion of the High Line park project in Manhattan


He stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of IAC/InterActiveCorp on December 2, 2010


The new headquarters for the IAC/InterActiveCorp, IAC Building was designed by Frank Gehry and opened in 2007 at 18th Street and the West Side Highway in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood


In an opinion article in the New York Times of Nov 7, 2006, Nicholas D


In 2003, on the PBS TV program NOW with Bill Moyers, Diller vocalized a strong warning against media consolidation


Diller has been on the board of Coca-Cola since 2002


In 2001, Diller married fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg, mother of Alexander von Fürstenberg and Tatiana von Fürstenberg


In 1997, Diller acquired the assets of Silver King Broadcasting, the collective group of over-the-air TV stations owned by then Bud Paxson's Home Shopping Network as well as the Home Shopping Network itself


Diller is a member of the Television Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 1994


Diller quit 20th Century Fox in 1992 and purchased a $25 million stake in QVC teleshopping network


From October 1984 to April 1992, Diller held the positions of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fox, Inc, the parent company of Fox network and 20th Century Fox, where he greenlighted megahit shows such as Married


With Diller at the helm, the studio produced hit television programs such as Laverne & Shirley (1976), Taxi (1978), and Cheers (1982) and films that include Saturday Night Fever (1977), Grease (1978), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and sequel Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Terms of Endearment (1983), and Beverly Hills Cop (1984)


Diller served for ten years as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Pictures Corporation starting in 1974


He was promoted to Vice President of Development in 1965


He was hired as an assistant by Elton Rule, then west coast head of ABC who was promoted to network President at the same time Diller went to work for him in 1964, taking him on to New York City, and Diller was soon placed in charge of negotiating broadcast rights to feature films


Diller is an outspoken critic of Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States


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

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